Zachary Levi Quotes
Born: September 29, 1980
My family was always very supportive. Whether you're an actor or not, everybody hears the horror stories of people going to L.A. and trying to be an actor, and their dreams are crushed, and they end up working for the IRS. So they were always protective to the point that they wanted me to have a backup plan, which is understandable, but there was always something inside of me that knew: backup plan, schmackup plan.
I just try to remember my lines most of the time.
I hope there's always at least a small part of me that's always surprised, always taken aback, always childlike or innocent.
As far as being an actor is concerned, you have to have passion. If you're not bringing the passion of the character into the room with you, you might as well not come into the room at all.
As far as comic books are concerned, I was always a Marvel guy for the most part, although I did follow DC a little. I don't know, honestly I'd just like to play whatever role [that] not just the studio, but the fans think I fit the best into. Because I think, especially in worlds like that, you've really got to do right by the fan base and stay in tune with what they are looking for and what they desire. I would just want to do right by them.
Deadpool would have been an amazing character to play, but Ryan Reynolds already did that.
I am a huge comic book nerd and video game nerd, so to get to actually play one of those characters would be off the chain. It would be amazing.
I do think about The Flash often. I think that could be a really fun role to play at some point. That's right up my alley. I just want somebody to believe in me that I could be a Superhero.
I had gotten the role of Fandral in Thor, but scheduling conflicts (with Chuck) prevented that from going forward.
I wish it was a little easier for an actor to later go into singing and have it be accepted, but maybe I can still do it.
I just remember that when Jennifer Love Hewitt released an album a few years back, it was like 'Oh, why is Jennifer Love Hewitt releasing an album?' But if Queen Latifah, or Justin Timberlake, or anybody else wants to be an actor, it's like 'Yeah, I'll go check that out.'
I think that it's much easier for a recording artist to become an actor than for an actor to become a recording artist.
People are more willing to accept a singer as an actor, than an actor as a singer.
I've sung my whole life. I did a lot of musical theater growing up, I sing in the shower, sing in the car, sing everywhere really, on set at Chuck, all the time. I like it, and I've always felt like I've had a knack for it, or a talent for it, on some level, I don't know.
If somebody says 'singer-songwriter' to me, the first person I think of is James Taylor. There are plenty of modern singer-songwriters, but there is something about James Taylor that has always resonated with me.
I'm looking forward to playing some really despicable characters at some point in my career so I can branch out and stretch those acting muscles. But I wouldn't want to do that on a regular basis.
Television is a pretty great job, to begin with, and I wouldn't have anything, if it weren't for the jobs that I've had in the past that have built up to that
I am afraid for my health. I'm definitely burning the candle a little, at both ends, and I have to be careful about that.
I'm going to trust God that I'm not going to completely burn out, and that I'll have the energy in me to stay in it. Fortunately, I have really excellent people around me that are helping me.
You just want to make something that's awesome and that people dig, and I'm excited about it.