Brenton Thwaites

I haven’t been alone in years. It’s that alone time when you really look yourself in the mirror and you see what you really want. It just gets a little convoluted in this industry. That said, I really want to act. But, now I think it’s time for me to do something else for a while, so that I can feel that passion again.

I didn’t want to be on screen not nailing an American accent. It’s an insult to an American! There are plenty of great American actors who can already do an American accent, so me, coming in and stealing their roles, the one thing I have to perfect is the accent. So for years I practiced. And we’re lucky because the whole world is raised on a library of American movies. I would pretend to be Jim Carrey, and, I say Robin Williams now because he’s in my mind, but those actors really inspired us to be crazy and be theatrical.

I got on Twitter because it was a way to express guitar and surfing, and who I was, but now – it’s still fun, and I can do that – but I think it’s more of a business. I thought it was a personal thing that actors could do themselves, but now it’s become a tool that studios are trying to use to sell their movies.

Well, I haven’t been an impulsive guy lately because I’m not in control of my own life. I’m living other peoples’ requirements at the moment. It’s the part of the job that is the most difficult for actors. I’m finding it very soul-jailing, you know? You don’t have time to play guitar or speak to your friends and family. It’s very demanding. I don’t know how people do it, to be honest, without an alcohol.