You know, I’ve played a lot of characters; I’ve played characters that are similar to me as a person, but I’ve played a lot of characters that are very different to me as a person, as well.
And the further I am away from who I am and what I’m like, the easier it is for me.
You can dress me up as the devil, with a big mask and stuff and that’d be easy for me to play because I am hiding behind it.
The closer you get to who I actually am, and ‘Stan’ has a lot of attributes that I have, the harder it is for me. The harder it is to put that on screen and to show my true self because as actors, a lot of us are very private with our true self.
– Alex 2010