The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.
One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again.
Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent.
Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney's fiance. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it.
We, some cast members and I, even went on a weekend trip together and spent the weekend at an inn, because we enjoy each other's company so much, and it was so cool.
It's about these people who are inextricably together for whatever reasons, and they happen to be in the spy world. It's about relationships, and the bottom line is, that's why you care.
And when I go to see plays, I marvel at how people can do that. I've done it all my life, but I still find it mystical.
Being on a television series is sort of life-altering on every level.
I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing, it's discovering the truth in where you are.
I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series.
I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it.
I think from a very young age I always have this desire to perform.
I'm very serious about acting.
If you were to come to the set of Alias, you'd know how silly we all are. And I mean, silly.
My mother couldn't have been happier when I said I was moving to New York.
The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing. Jennifer particularly is like a clown.
The stage is where I feel most comfortable, and I miss it all the time.
Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one's personality.
Then I did one fight scene, and they said it looked good. Because I did it well enough, they've given me more.