How did you know it was the right time to switch from more indie roles to larger franchise features?
“I just started to think, you know, Am I part of the conversation? I started talking with people about it and one person said... 'People aren’t going to know that you want to be a part of these larger films unless you say that you do.’ I was like, ‘That’s crazy. I grew up watching Indiana Jones and Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and Batman, and that would be amazing.' That would be my childhood dream to do something like this, or like The Avengers.
I can see him being that way.
“Yeah, he’s phenomenal. You’re drawn to him. He has comedic timing, he has such a creative mind, he is so passionate, and he has a reason for doing every project... Being around Ken Watanabe and Bryan talking about this film is really inspiring for me.”
Yeah, it can be hard to get into if you’ve only seen episodes here and there.
“I want to get into it, but honestly, I’m into Game of Thrones, and that’s already a commitment.”
What do you think of Game of Thrones this season?
“It’s killing it. It’s unbelievable. I’m so excited families are about to reunite, and I’m just like… I think I had a really big epiphany about it the other day, because Dragon Lady [Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke], she’s got the most badass army, but they’re hanging out in Summerland, and we all know winter is coming, and I just had that realization that I don’t know if they know how to survive winter. They’re like, half-naked. They aren’t living the way Jon Snow is living, so something’s going to happen there. I’m convinced.”