I`ve been out to LA a couple of times but, over there, the Grenouille in me always comes to the surface. I feel completely terrified, totally flummoxed, like I don`t understand what the hell is going on. I`ve no desire at all to go back there.
It`s difficult, it`s a bit like acting in a silent movie. That`s what Dustin Hoffman said to me, anyway. We did the scenes with him in the first two weeks, and as he was leaving he said `well now you`re making a silent film Ben, good luck!`. On making Perfume
I began to feel that he was a character who, left to his own devices, wouldn`t really speak at all.I thought about him as being autistic in some way. He simply doesn`t understand human beings. Social situations terrify him. On the character jean-Baptiste Grenouille
I do think Dylan`s incredible.I sort of fell in love with him. I became obsessed. But I`ve moved on now. I always do.