For me, acting is torturous, and it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That’s beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great — well, that’s absolutely torturous.
It’s not a flow. It’s a hellish trudge up a ladder made of slime. Sometimes near the middle of the ladder, I realize it’s not a slime-ladder but a super fun slip-and-slide which leads peacefully to self-expression.