William Mapother Quotes
Born: April 17, 1965
One of the great things about having been on Lost is people coming up and feeling so enthusiastic about the show and saying, 'Oh it provided us so much entertainment,' or 'It inspired conversations.'
I'm ready for conventions. You know what's interesting, the sort of questions that Lost raises are of a different sort from this movie. In other words, Lost is about figuring out the world of the show, whereas this one seems to raise questions about the world that we know. But I'm happy to entertain both.
If you're going to do a guest spot on television, they need bodies on those procedural TV shows. You've got to keep working, and that's where a lot of the work is.
I write, and when see a movie in which it's supernatural, some other worlds, or some other aspect to our world that we're not aware of, and [they] don't explain what the rules are, that kind of stuff drives me crazy.
If the question was did we want to delay the revelation?... Yeah, you want to delay it as long as possible because the audience knows that that moment is coming and you want to make them wait for it. They have to suffer a bit.
This is a horrid generalization, so I'll probably get hate mail from stockbrokers. I would have been forced to get back to work, and would have been less accustomed to being in touch with my feelings and allowing my feelings to drive my decisions and behavior.
I remember when I was working on Mission: Impossible 2, John Woo said, 'In Hong Kong, there's not much money and a lot of time. In Hollywood, a lot of money, not much time.' Personally I'd prefer not much money, a lot of time.
Generally a wise actor will be very careful about the person to whom he gives that power.
Well, you're in a theater and it's 24 shots a second, your face, your body, your voice, and it's your craft, the way you earn your living, and it's indelible. It's not like writing a script - I write as well - I can't do another draft, it's done.
Look, we all know how hard it is for us to - I'm going to speak for myself - find a still photo of yourself that you like. Like how many times do people send photos and you're like, 'Oh burn it.'
I do like taking on responsibility, sometimes too much. But I was aware of that early on and it's something that came up in the previous set of interviews, and that is the actor?s contribution.
It's because you have no power. You give them all the material and the cinematographer, the director, the editor, boy what they can choose... You better hope they like you because they can slice and dice and make you look like a damn fool when your face and body are up there on a 30-foot screen.
I don't think that necessarily I was encouraged by the nuns and the priest to consider alternate possibilities to the universe.
So I'm here, and not being one for missed opportunities, I made a list of the casting directors in New York and mark off the ones I've already met over the years. The few remaining I asked my agent and manager, 'See if you can set up some meetings while I'm here.'
They [teachers] beat it right out of me. Or they beat it into me and educated it out of me. I don't know, that's an interesting question. The Catholic schools required work, so I think that may have been where the work ethic came from, in answer to the question of how my character may have been shaped.
I went to Notre Dame. I don't know if that has any relevance, but maybe we all had a little too much philosophy and theology.
I can be a bit of a science geek. I tend more towards reading about brain science, neuroscience. I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories. Aside from the science aspect of it, the philosophical possibilities are so interesting.
One of the great things about film is that, typically anything that's introduced in the first five minutes, the audiences will by into.
I feel honored to be a part of something that provided people with entertainment and that inspired conversations. I feel very, very fortunate.
Every actor has their own method, so I'm not suggesting what works for me will work for everybody else.