Steven (On preferring a character to be very different from his real self) I'm not what you call a method actor, I like to play characters far removed from myself - characters who are evil and passionate and shrouded in mystery. I'm not comfortable with that 'extension of myself' kind of acting. Some people play themselves brilliantly, but I like to go through a transformation. What I look for is to make a journey. I like having accents and costumes.