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" There's something incredibly primal about facing something treacherous but doing it anyway. "
" I love new places, new people, new ideas. I love cultural differences, and I'm fascinated by the truth - all the different versions of it. "
" Sometimes America gets tempted by the glitz and glamour. "
" I try not to invest time in what other people think of me. "
" When I'm not acting, I'm usually sailing or camping or exploring or travelling or spending time in New Zealand. "
" It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood. "
" I always thought I'd go to university and then get a real job, you know. Now I want to do stuff that really makes me happy. Although I'm still trying to work out what that is. But for me there are always constants. "
" You've got to not care about what people think. You learn that as an actor. If you get a bad review, will you be destroyed by it? Or will you think you're God's gift when you get a rave review? "
" It's very rare you get a director who's that invested in the actors. So yeah, when 'Little Fish' came around, there wasn't much negotiation! "
" The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit. "
" I always intended to move back to New York when I was first there. "
" Most people start eating healthy after the doctor says they have a problem. That's just human nature. "
" I feel for anybody who has that level of celebrity where you can't lead a normal life. "
" I just want to keep challenging myself. Keep moving the goalposts and raising my game. "
" I think it's part of my personality - I love to travel; I love different cultures and philosophies and perspectives on things. "
" When I arrived in L.A., I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult, so I had six months working with a dialect coach, and it's become a habit. "
" With a thriller, you're going to have your red herrings, as different suspects are thrown up as possible culprits. You can only explore that for so long - if you do that more than a few times, it starts to get a little redundant. "
" Most horror films fail to scare me. I think 'The Ring' plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper. "
" I think mine's such a mish-mash now: I get criticised for sounding like a Yank when I come home, and everybody thinks I'm Australian when I'm in America. "
" I've become a lot more relaxed about my career, but maybe that's a part of growing up. I realise there are things I hold dear and value, aside from professional achievements. "
" As soon as I got off the plane in L.A., I heard they'd cast the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and that it was all being shot in New Zealand! That was pretty ironic. "
" My mom sent me money for a car, but the cops impounded it because I had no insurance. "
" Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there' "
" Most horror films fail to scare me. "
" It is a little weird now, going over to Heath's place. It's like, 'Hi Heath, hi Nomes.' Very strange! "