Well, anything that’s interesting in a film, or in a character –all your passion, your sex, your anger, your rage, all that– comes from that part of you that you want to hide and push away, and you want to deny all those things most. So if you can sort of visualize a version of your shadow… and if you sort of invite him or her to the party… and if you can really understand that this is where you’re going to let that shadow come out, this is where it’s home… It’s really just understanding that it’s your job to get vulnerable.
And most people have the exact opposite; most people go through life and they try all the time not to feel all those dark things. We have to go feel them, but it’s an opportunity too. I think to think of it that way, that just gets you into the flow and that unlocks your subconscious, so you get out of your head and into your heart. That’s what I do, I just try to remember that the part of you that’s going to do a good job is the part of you you want to most deny.