John Lithgow on Acting
Even though I don't learn the actual lines, I try to have a thorough discussion with the director about the character. For instance, when Glenn Jordan directed me in My Brother's Keeper, we had lengthy discussions about the distinct characters of the two brothers. [Lithgow played dual roles in the film.] Glenn had prepared a long list of adjectives, one for one brother and one for the other. This pointed out quite clearly how they differed.