A. I’ve been working for 14 years now, so I’ve been training since I was 19. Inevitably, I just hit a brick wall with my behaviour. I was lucky; I had what is called a moment of clarity and saw myself and I did not want to be that person. So from that moment on, I ceased to be that person and started to grow towards a person that I wanted to be.
A. Well, I think it is very important to be grounded, first and foremost. There are people who live in abject poverty, facing violence and crime, and I have no idea of the depths of their despair or the suffering that they have to live with. My suffering on a level of 1 to 10 is probably a 1; I’ve had a bit of a rough life, but it wasn’t that bad and I am very, very luck to maintain that sense of honesty.
A. I deal with it by giving back where I can and by keeping my ears open to where I might go wrong, minimising the stress. In many ways, it’s like knowledge. Knowledge of self minimises stress. It can be physical, mental and spiritual, and each layer has to be dealt with by appropriate counsel.
A. That’s quite a layered question. I think it’s about time we had more female centric leads. I think there’s an abundance of work that could be written for women and women should be celebrated more in the arts. I think that it’s fantastic that Charlize Theron is leading this. I think there should be more films on people as opposed to gender, you know, like what makes an interesting person, what’s important about humanity and personhood. I’d like to see more films reflecting my mum, yeah, the most special woman in the world next to my wife and—hopefully one day my daughter—and women in general.
A. Look, I’m a serial boyfriend. I’ve never been alone and on my own because I was born an only child and I like company. I demand a lot of attention and I am quite needy. On the flip side, I will give a lot of attention back because she will be the sole focus of my interest.
A. Each tattoo is for a period of time in my life or signifies something I’ve been through with friends or something that I’ve lost. There is one for my son, another for my mother, my family. I mark myself with everything I’ve been through and at the end of every episode and chapter.
A. Oh, I suppose it’s to live my life as fully as possible. I love acting, I love storytelling and, yes, my work is that, but I think my main thing is just to be able to, when I die, be able to look back and see that I have looked after my parents, taken care of my children. My chosen epitaph would be, ‘Here lies a decent man’.
A. Do you want to know if I know anything about cars and maintenance and engineering? No, nothing; I can only drive an automatic! I learnt to drive when I was 30, because I live in London and we have the tube. You get around on buses, you have sneakers so you can use your feet and walk. You got to get out in the rain and enjoy that, so I didn’t really see much need for a car until I was 30 and had to take my partner at the time to hospital so she could give birth to Louis. That’s when I learnt to drive and they gave me a nice new one every six months or so, which I probably don’t deserve! So, thanks Audi. My first car was an Audi A3.
Written By : Noel de Souza