In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.— Donnie Wahlberg
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The food in Europe is pretty disappointing.
I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great.
If I wanted to connect like I do now, I'd have to write 500,000 letters, get 500,000 stamps, send them out and wait for them all to come back. This stuff is instantaneous. I can see if someone is having a bad day and send them a smiley face and have an effect on them. It's fun, but it's also a very powerful thing.
We're entertainers, while people want us to be gods.
I love the rush of being creative. I really think I live for it.
For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film.
It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world.
I didnt get arrested to show off my wild character.
People say its a gimmick for all five of us to be different. Thats ridiculous.
Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon.
I would like to meet Mikhail Gorbachev.
I think it would be great to sit in a room with him...and try to make peace.
Backstreet Boys fans don't want to hear the New Kids singing all of their hits.
Just like our fans don't want to hear the Backstreet Boys singing all of our hits.
It's rare that I come across actors who are willing to work as hard on the material as I am.
In high school, I was one of the cofounders of New Kids on the Block my freshman year in high school. But I also started studying theatre in high school my freshman year as well. So throughout high school, I was actually doing both.
I didn't have big movie offers, or any big agents wanting to work with me.
I had to go grassroots, start at the bottom and go on 150 auditions before someone finally gave me a shot.
I like being a leader in real life.
I'm very much a leader in a lot of the work that I do or that I've done in my career.
Tobin Bell wasn't obligated to do the second Saw film but he wanted to.
I think they brought me into this film because there's a first time director, and my reputation is one of an actor who's there for the betterment of the project. I'm not there to better myself. I'm there to bring all my resources to the project to make it as good as it can be. In the end, that makes everyone look good.
It wasn't until The Sixth Sense that people started saying, wow, man, you're an actor. People didn't think of me as the guy in a band anymore.
To me it is harder to play a real person, but when you do it and you feel good about it and the person feels good about it, I think that's doubly rewarding. So the challenge is greater, the risk is greater, but the reward is greater as well.
Every job in Hollywood is a risk. You don't know, when you sign a contract, if something is going to pop, you don't know whether this or that network is going to support your show. You just show up and do the best work you can do, gravitate towards the best material, you know, and try to make the right choices. And the rest of it is a roll of the dice.
When New Kids became really successful, I got a lot of offers to do parts in movies and TV shows, but I was really busy, so I pretty much turned everything down. But I always knew it was something that I would eventually put some energy into.
If you're playing a fictional character, you can create a character, you can sort of take certain liberties. And when you're playing a real person who's actually standing there watching you, you know, it's - you do feel a weight. You know, you feel an obligation to not only be - to give the best performance that you can, but to make sure that you represent this person.
Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility.
I was also a fan of the first one Saw movie.
I knew there was a danger in doing the sequel, especially like this. They have such a core audience for the Saw movies. The fans of the movie actually demanded a sequel. They were on the internet going crazy. I don't even go on the internet. I don't even know how all this stuff happens. But they wanted it and one the one hand that's good, because you know there's an audience.
I'm not a big fan of table reads or sitting around a table and reading a script.
I'd rather do it on set and do it for real.
Ultimately in the end, it's the director's choice.
I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow. That's kind of what I bring to the table.
With acting, it's all about internalizing the character for me and doing all the preparation you can. So the day you first step into your wardrobe, you can walk like the person. That's really the moment where the light bulb goes off. You're nervous; any actor will tell you that. Robert De Niro will probably tell you the same thing. He may not want to share that with you, but he probably goes through it. That's why actors are so neurotic.
I wish I was a guy who could have pancakes and bacon and cheesy eggs, but I'd curl up and pass out. I gotta start healthy or I'll be off the rails all day.
We just constantly worked on second Saw film, it's not an Academy award level film, but we worked as hard we could to make it plausible.
If you are succesfull for 20 years, you can't expect to stay on the same level all through that period. A career has its ups and downs and in-betweens.
What's important is self-appreciation.
In the end I'm the only one who knows me.
I don't want to speak for everyone, but I think it really picks up where the other film left off. It's true to the format. A lot of times, sequels get overblown for the sake of doing it. Even in the trailer, 'there's eight people in the house', that's just the worst thing you can promote in a sequel. Two people, now there's eight, it's like Jurassic Park with the dinosaurs playing video games.
For a Bostonian... we live in the shadow of New York, and to be acknowledged by New Yorkers is really the greatest feeling.
It's not hard to keep up the image we chose. It's not hard to stay yourselves.
I love food shows: Anthony Bourdain, Iron Chef, Chopped, you name it.
I had to learn how to become a real actor, I had to suffer and be rejected and face that 100 times just like every actor. It wasn't like someone handed it to me.
Your resolve is unquestionable. Your character undeniable. Your history unparalleled. You've inspired us, all the way. You will again today.
At the core of these movies, Saw One and Saw Two, it's a very real situation.
A guy cheats on his wife and didn't value what he had. It's the same thing in my story. Being a dad and playing someone whose last words to his son were 'go to hell'. I say to my son, the last thing I say is 'I love you'.
You can't control what people gravitate to and what they don't.
We can only control the work that we do and try to give it the best that we can.
With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old '70s film.
You can't dictate if a character's going to come off as sympathetic to an audience. I just tried to play it as honest as possible.
When you grow up in a city like Boston, where I grew up, a lot of kids became criminals or cops. I never really had a bad take on cops other than I hate when there's one behind me on the highway.
A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down.
It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not.
I usually go for the material or the project.
In doses, like most people, I like all different kinds of movies.
I like any movie that can take me somewhere and make me feel something. Horror movies, if they're done well, they make you feel nasty or scared or relieved.
We never really felt a real level of respect.
The fame was fantastic, but that wasn't that important to me, because for every million people that loved me I focused on the one that hated me.
It's different as a guest as opposed to being a star of a series.
A guest star is a whole different responsibility. It's much different than being a regular. You come in, and it's a lot of unfamiliar faces, and you want to try to fit in as best you can, but also you want to stay there without making waves.
I don't sleep very much. I really like to work, though. I feel like a kid in a candy store.
We as actors doubt up until the last minute that we can be this person.
So everything matters, the more work you do, you get in touch with who the character is.