"What I look for is boldness and strength and clarity and choice. I also like to, in the audition process, which is frankly, not really fair to the actor. I think we all know that it’s not really designed for an actor to succeed, so I try to create a room where they can come in and we can play around with a little bit. They can come in with an idea, I can throw in an idea, and we can see how that adjustment is absorbed. I like to see how fast they can be, I like to have conversations in the midst of that process. It’s not just do what I say because I said it, because then we’re starting to see how we work together. They can start to understand if I have a language that makes sense to them and I can start to figure out how we can possibly get in a room. You have to take those ten minutes, those five minutes and imagine it over three weeks or four weeks or five weeks. So, it’s an act of faith in a sense, but when an actor comes in making strong choices, and then is able to pivot, that’s something that always gives me a lot of information. You know, and preparedness and just working. You have to work your chops; you have to keep doing it. I was directing a lot of stuff in a basement for years and years before anybody noticed, and that allowed me to do things that were good, and not so good and have them just sort of take me through whatever process I needed at that point to try to take me from where I was at the beginning and to the end of it. It’s the same with acting. You have to just do it to get better."