I think for business reasons fiscal reasons I think these cable networks can take greater risks and I think with a risk comes better programming. And I think USA has got an amazing identity to it now that is clearly defined with its 'Characters welcome' tag.
It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known.
I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it the sizzling sound is so appetizing the aroma is maddening the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.
I'm no actor. And I wasn't like George Lucas or Spielberg making home movies as a teenager either. But I would go back and watch certain movies again and again. By the time I saw 'The Graduate' I was aware of how these amazing stories could be told.
It was really cool to work with Dakota Fanning. I've watched her grow up and I've always loved her films loved her. It was amazing working with someone who was American as well because obviously it's going to be a different energy straightaway. We got on really well she's so professional and hardworking.
The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the '60s. I had a group but I don't think it was at the same level as Chris because he's an amazing musician.
In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing work incredibly hard learn a new language and new customs and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation.
My heroes are guys like Tom Hanks Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. These are amazing actors with amazing careers that every actor should aspire to. I'm not saying I'm going to get anywhere close. It's not going to be an easy feat. I'm just in awe of their careers.
I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it's an amazing city but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
That's double-edged: it's amazing that they're bringing me in and showing people new ideas and at the same time it's a little hard because seventy percent of the time or even higher I'm not going to get those roles.