My favorite play in drama school was 'The Bacchae.' It's about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy - it's related to the word 'bacchanal' - and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.
I want the big drama. I always said I don't want a wedding I want a parade.
When you do a drama you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening you know whether it's working or not. The barometer is overt.
If you try to bring 'teen drama ' you end up doing nothing but pouting.
Teen drug use went up dramatically in the 1990s.
If it wasn't for my drama teacher I wouldn't be here right now.
I got into acting my junior year of high school. We got a new hot drama teacher and I was like 'Alright I'll try drama.'
I had a great drama teacher and he sort of made out drama school as this incredibly difficult thing to get into: 6 000 people apply every year and some of the schools only have 12 places. It's a phenomenally difficult thing to get into. And that excited me - I wanted that challenge.
Before I got Doctor Who I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma.
I wasn't originally taking drama but the drama teacher asked me to audition for Bye Bye Birdie. I did and got the lead role. Initially I was kind of scared but once I did it I got bitten by the bug and loved it.
I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.
I had a great drama teacher in high school and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater.
It's funny because in drama school my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters.
I've been doing a lot of drama but I feel like comedy is my strength.
I did everything - I did newscasts I did sports I did dramas.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously there's no way of avoiding violence which is so present in society.
War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
When I did 'Battlestar Galactica' it was the first time I really understood science fiction. That was a very political drama but set in spaceships so people didn't really take it seriously. But some really fascinating things were explored in that.
I was on the football team because I wanted to experience the different iconic social classes of high school. So football for me was an attempt to socially integrate in an interesting way. And then I didn't like it anymore and stopped doing it and focused more on drama and science and other forms of art and music.
My taste in watching things runs from dramas and low-budget films to high-end fantasy/science fiction.
If you win all the time you lose the drama in life. To make the happy moments happy you need the sad moments too.
I had to choose I'd be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.