"I Really Appreciate What You Guys Do"
CB: Would you say you're drawn to dark parts now?
JD: I guess so, man, because I don't know what to do if it's just a straightforward role. Those are my hardest scenes -- when Rob was directing the episode he did ["the upcoming 'Donut Run'" -- CB] there were a couple scenes I didn't know what to do, because they were so straightforward -- I don't know if it's a fault or not, but on every line, I'm looking for something to do. I think that's what makes a better actor -- who can make the most cool-looking shit.
CB: Sure. You want to give the director and the editors as many choices -- as many good choices to work with as possible.
JD: Yeah, exactly. And, I mean, it's art, too. What's enough, what's too much -- you can get too crazy, or too busy, which I think I've done, like some of that gesturing and stuff like that. It can be distracting.
CB: Yeah, I think one of the few criticisms of your acting I've seen is that sometimes the hands go a little crazy. Is that your interpretation of Logan, or is it just trying to do so much as an actor?
JD: Yeah, exactly. I think it's been [laughs] both.
CB: A little more on the dark-type roles: obviously one reason you like them is that they're more interesting to you as an actor. But they must bring out so much more raw emotion in you; is that part of the process you enjoy?
JD: I guess so. I like to feel that something's alive in acting, like something's really going on.