It's something that occurs to me many times in my movies. They can often be treated comically or dramatically and I usually opt to treat them comically. But it occurred to me that you could get a story and you could fool around with it both ways.
Every time I've made a movie over the years . . . there was a lot of confusion between who I am and who the character in the movie is. In this picture there was no way anybody could make that association. The lead character (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is this gorgeous troubled highly sensitive character. There was no way anyone could confuse me with anyone in the picture.