America’s been very good to English actors, but it’s not the same.
I had been doing The Bounty, and I enjoyed it in some ways.
The role of the Bligh in The Bounty is actually one of my favorite parts.
Not me so much, but if you work on boats all day, there’s a strong chance of sunstroke.
Then I returned, and at the time I didn’t get, you know, the sort of Robert De Niro offers.
So it was a surprise when Jonathan Demme asked me to do Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.
I conceived of it as a fairy tale, as a spiritual archetype of good and evil. »