I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that's a pretty cool concept.
I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic.
I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.
I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version.
Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece.
Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that.
Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.
Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to.
I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role.
I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it. And if it doesn't have a sword in it, I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.
You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script.
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.
I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career.
If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about.
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies.