The actor, 36, on always feeling that everything was happening too quickly, the positivity of New York and the calming influence of his partner
A question actors always get asked is: ‘What are you doing at the minute?’ I used to dread it because it made you feel like you were failing if you had nothing on. I got over that when I started to get very busy and began to realise that having a life is just as important as having a career.
I do think acting can be as transformative as meditation. You can lose yourself and be someone else, and if you’re a good actor you can access and shut off parts of yourself. When I was younger and really busy, I think I did lose sight of who exactly I was. Mental wellbeing is something that is so important in any career but in acting in particular. That’s why friendship and family is so important to me.