17 9 / 2014
"We all have ego and I try to keep mine in check as much as possible, my desire to be Icarus and be more than I am. “Spider-Man” is a great analogy for that. I’m really glad I did it and there’s no regrets I took on that role because it’s always meant so much to me. I learned more about myself than in other situations. It shows you what you’re comfortable with and what feels good to you, and what doesn’t. The Wal-Mart aspect of being involved in a movie like that does not feel good to me, and the loss of anonymity doesn’t feel good to me. I now know that what I love is the acting. I’ve always known that but I think there was a part of that was seduced or interested from the ego perspective of “I wonder what it would be like to be in that sphere, in that realm.” I found out that it wasn’t for me in that respect. No disrespect to the work, because I got to do amazing scenes and work with amazing actors and a great director, great material, but the other thing that comes with it. You know, you try a foreign food or you try McDonald’s. You try something and say oh, that doesn’t taste very good, I’m not going to eat that again. But there are parts of that meal I did enjoy so I’ll take those bits and leave the rest."