Aaron Stanford, American Actor ( April 18, 1977 - )

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You always take a little bit back with you at the end of the day. I always put a little bit of myself into the characters, too. You find parallels, points of connection, things like that. But I'm not an actor who gets so incredibly haunted by my characters that I can't come back.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Day End

People have always liked to be frightened. People love to feel that jolt of adrenaline. People love roller coasters. People love skydiving. These things that really get your heart pumping, and horror films are sort of a safe way to get that rush I guess.~Aaron Stanford

Love Heart People

But a lot of shows, they pose questions and they give you a puzzle where there's no solution.~Aaron Stanford

Questions You Puzzle

My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.~Aaron Stanford

Life Love Book

Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it.~Aaron Stanford

Love Want You

Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created.~Aaron Stanford

Life Back Film

I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.~Aaron Stanford

Book Story Complicated

Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script, but I can say it is a really good story.~Aaron Stanford

Good Story I Can

I've been recognized very seldom. I think I just look different in person than I do as the character.~Aaron Stanford

Character Look Think

I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Find Try

I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Actor Away

You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor - especially a film actor - is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do.~Aaron Stanford

Time Moment Challenges

I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it.~Aaron Stanford

War People Escape

Sometimes they keep us in the dark, but it's TV, so sometimes they keep us in the dark because even they don't know yet. You know what I mean? So, it sort of develops as it goes along and according to various needs that arise.~Aaron Stanford

Dark You Know

It's nice to know when you're a part of a story, it's nice to know at least something about the beginning, middle, and end.~Aaron Stanford

End Beginning Nice