On fixing up old houses earlier in his career while he waited for roles that mattered to him:
"I wasn't super happy being so poor. Eating on $10 a month -- probably not very good for you. But I loved what I was doing. Not every actor gives their life to do this job. Some just do it as a job. Well, it's my life."
On how the hands-on physicality of rebuilding houses compares to making a movie:
"Building a house is like producing a movie. There's no right way to do it, but a lot of wrong ways. You have to be flexible and creative. You have to move fast, be prepared, or it quickly becomes costly. These sound like life lessons. It certainly affected how I approach my life."