Rob James-Collier Quotes.
Being in ‘Coronation Street’ is only going to make me a better actor.
And there are lots of moments when I think, вЂWhat am I doing as an actor? I canвЂ™t act!вЂ™
Working on ‘Downton Abbey’ is amazing, but there’s an ensemble cast of between 18 and 21 actors. With ‘Love Life,’ there are two couples and a few other key characters. As a smaller unit, you’ve got to take more responsibility – at the same time, you can have more ownership of the direction it’s going in.
America does not like people being not nice to dogs.
You don’t buy evil characters lattes. That’s not normal behavior.
I’m a working class lad.
You know if something is good because you remember the lines because it is written so well. The rhythm of the speech is spot on.
If youre going to kiss a man, let it be a beautiful man like Ed Speleers.
There’s definitely a wave of Brits doing great work on American television, and I wouldn’t mind being one of them!
The reason I’m an actor and am trying to make my way in drama is to move people, to affect people, to gain a response – so these people who come up to you in the street are your audience.
If I had a comfort blanket, I wouldn’t have been as passionate and driven.
Because youve done the horrible jobs, it gives you an even grittier determination to succeed.
I’m a working class lad. So at 25, and with no-one in our family having any theatrical inclination, when I said, ‘I’m going to scratch all that and become an actor,’ I may as well have said I was going to be a Premiership footballer for the chance I’d have.
Because you’ve done the horrible jobs, it gives you an even grittier determination to succeed.
It’s not just modern-day society that is liberal.
Obviously, I play a villain in ‘Downton Abbey’. As an actor, you want to get a variety of roles, so to be offered the part of Joe, it was perfect.
My mom and dad put my brother and sister through university and they were very keen for us to have an academic background just to give us a chance.
Particularly with internships, you have to work for a year with no money. How on Earth are you going to finance that?
IвЂ™m quite flirtatious with anyone. Some people, because IвЂ™m playing a gay character, get quite nervous. And I have to reassure them. IвЂ™m like, вЂIвЂ™m not gay. IвЂ™m not coming on to you. Yet.вЂ™
People identify with being heartbroken. We’ve all been heartbroken, haven’t we? I’ve been dumped, and it feels horrible.
I’ve swam with great white sharks.
Most actors will tell you that villains are the most interesting to play.
If you rile a tiger, he’s going to show his claws.
Before ‘Coronation Street,’ I was a jobbing actor, and after it, I’m a jobbing actor again.
I would like to do theatre because it scares me, and I think you should do things that scare you.