Q: What’s it like playing a character who is so mad? Maisie: You find yourself in every scene shouting at someone or being angry at something. You feel like a bit of a grump at times! Sometimes I think, Why can’t I just smile for once? But I really enjoy it. It’s very believable, how she feels. She’s not just a moody child.
(on his move from Europe to Rockland County, NY at the age of 12) “I had an accent. High school was tough a little bit for a few years. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, ‘What are these people going to think of me?”
People tell me I look mournful. They say, “Cheer up, Dan, it’s not that bad!” Sometimes I just look into space, which freaks people out. If I was ever required to do anything other than look haunted, I could. I’m a happy person.