The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off - I`d rather stay in character. There was no socializing. I would start two hours before I went to the set and I wouldn`t say any other words other than the ones that I needed to say, that`s just the way I work and I think that intensity comes across in my characters. -on his "method acting" style, which has sometimes allegedly caused resentment on sets
They gave me a stick and said, `Knock those three guys out.` There`s no better way to make an entrance. - when asked if he was made to feel like the "new kid on the block" when joining Lost
When a star character on a hit show chooses to leave there`s always speculation as to whether or not they`ve done this or that or not gotten along with this or that person. Straight up: it was probably one of the best relationships I`ve ever had in terms of developing a character, and I think the character will be a testament to that. -on working on "Lost" (2004)
I`ve never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up. I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you`re the author of your own destiny. Coming to this show is the opposite. - talking about "Lost"
The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.
I kind of feel for the people on the show who are just coming into the business and this is their first gig. They`ve got a big letdown coming. - on his younger cast mates on "Lost"