Date created: April 2010
Birthdate February 7, 1978
[on his movie The Butterfly Effect (2004)] I thought that it was a fantastic metaphor for life, and pretty enlightening. And I appreciated the opportunity to play a character that's blind to the trauma that takes place in his life. The violence that is in the movie I thought was a fantastic metaphor for how blind we are as a society, and as a people, to the things that actually do happen on a day-to-day basis, and how we kind of just block them out. And whether it be through our media or whatever, we go, "Oh, it's not happening in my world, so it's not happening". In the movie there's a great representation of the violence with the kids, and the pedophilia, and these kind of things that the guys could have taken the easy road, and kind of squeamishly cut around, but they weren't afraid of it.
[On filming sex scenes] You sort of try to set some ground rules. I think it was Sir Laurence Olivier who said 'I apologize if I get aroused and I apologize if I do not get aroused'. There's always that awkward state of 'Is this okay? Is that okay?' In between it's just like "Let's act like nothing happened'. Then you see how good an actor you really are.