At the time, I was very green, and flapped my arms incessantly while acting. Next time you watch any TV, look for it. Find the one making the rookie mistake of turning their palms up on every line. In closer shots, look for the telltale shrug that accompanies the flipping of the palms. It's a gesture that we indeed use in life, just not every time we start a sentence. For me, it was a crutch, and experiencing Mr. Fiennes' performance freed me from that crutch.
Nathan Fillion has appeared in such films as "Waitress," "Serenity," and "Slither" and such television series as "Desperate Housewives" and "Firefly." He currently stars as mystery writer Richard Castle on ABC's "Castle."