With all that you accomplished on film and on stage in 2014, have you noticed how audiences perceptions of you have changed, especially those who might only know you from TV or your older films?
If you do something prominent that’s the thing people tend to recognize you for on the street. It has felt like my cup runneth over this year. I feel I’m in grave danger of boring people to death with my acting. It does feel very, very fulsome. I feel like I’m using all my muscles for the first time in a long, long time—and in very different ways. It fills me with pride really.
I can’t help thinking that I have an important role to play now having survived. My first big breaks came almost 40 years ago now. I was a hot actor in the early-‘80s. You know, the hot actors today, you want to tell them, ‘Think about this moment 40 years from now. With any luck, you’ll still be at it.’