The trouble is, being an actor, you're always being sent scripts, so you've always got something to read. You've always got about three scripts to read, that you have to read, all the time. So finding a book or getting into a book series is hard, especially for me.
I enjoy co-directing or even being there just for support because you get to see your script come to aural life in front of you.
I try to have a balance of things you like and things you don't like about a character. But once you start that, all these scripts are like, "You play the douchebag friend of Ashton Kutcher." It's all these characters that are overconfident or hyper-masculine.
Scripts are kind of a bare bones type of reading material.
There are those who make music and movies in a linear way: They plan them, they have a script. Of course, you have to have a script sometimes, but that alone isn't enough.
Buena Vista Social Club
If Gucci handbags were still in fashion Greenaway would carry his scripts in them.
Would you believe, I am still offered scripts and projects all the time?
You are the vibrational writers of the script of your life, and everyone else in the Universe is playing the part that you have assigned to them.
As a character, you're working within the realm of what's on the script page.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Roger [Corman] didn't actually hire me, though. I was hired by AIP [American International Pictures], the studio that made the picture, which was Sam Arkoff and Jim Nicholson. It was a great learning experience for me, because not only did I work on the script, but they hired me back to go on location when they were making the movie, to write new scenes and so forth.
You can only get that cast by either paying for them or having a good script. And we didn't have any cash.
Most of my work in New York has been on new musicals. And all through the preview process, they throw you new songs, new lyrics, new choreography, new scripts; you're constantly getting new material. You might get it in the morning and put it in the show at night. It happens every single day, so those muscles are pretty toned.
Norbert Leo Butz