One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.
You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.
I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.
You have to be willing to expose yourself, at least to yourself, to get to some kind of truth about a character.
Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about
We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.