Well, yes, but that’s not the point. There is a great variety of ways to film a film, so you can become an actor without that degree if you want. I have a very solid background in acting, but I have to look at it in a different way.
You are in many films with actors like David Hasselhoff. Do you have a sense how they view you as an actor?
I think David Hasselhoff is actually quite a big fan of us – he came to film The Last Jedi. So he knew we are doing interesting work and that we were doing it in interesting ways. The last 10 years I have been playing a lot of smaller parts and I do not know how well everyone sees me – it’s an old problem for a young actor.
But I am happy with what we have been doing. I have tried doing films that have been more like the smaller scenes I have had on TV – the scenes where it’s more intense and that doesn’t require a degree, so I am trying to work within that framework a bit.
What do you think your character, Han Solo, might be like without a degree?
I really don’t know. I love Han Solo and I loved the work that I had done and I think they have made an interesting movie. They have put everything really well together, and I think it is going to be very rewarding.
What are your thoughts about the future of acting?
I think it will continue to grow because we are constantly reinventing ourselves. You are constantly reinventing yourself with every film, with every new role you take on. And when you have a lot of new people to work with, you need new types of roles. You need new types of relationships with different types of people. So you are always reinventing yourself. I have always loved to act and I am just excited about what the rest of my life is going to bring me: working on films again, doing some theatre and working with people I have never met before. That is actually really fun. I am enjoying the fact that I can do it again. And I know that when you go out into the world you want to be able to give something back. So the world is very small and if we help others out, it’s a great feeling.
What advice could you give to young actors trying to navigate the world of acting?
Just try to put yourself out there and see if a movie will
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