On a low-budget film, you don't have all the luxuries.
It's cool to play a sinister bad guy who also has a human side.
Material Girls was so different for me, I'd never done a teen movie.
I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close.
In choosing any role, I ask the same questions: what kind of part is it? is the role challenging? does the director have a vision? is the story moving? etc.
It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories I've ever heard. She is amazing.
I was in Kansas for about a month, and we worked most of the time in a very small town, so it felt like the production basically took the whole town over. In a way, we were the Martians in Kansas.
This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes, with things blowing up all around me. It sounds corny, but I think every actor would like to - at least once in his or her career - play the person who saves the entire world.