Alan Tudyk quotes

  • I consider theater, this is a vacation for me from LA, I sort of view this as I get to have this vacation and during my vacation I get to work on acting. It's like an acting class. And if I go too long without doing a play, I just feel empty. Like approaching a role, I feel like the pool is very shallow, like I'm drawn from it. So I need to come back and do a play, fortunately I've been able to, every couple of years.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Couple #Vacation #Views

  • You do a film and you have hopes for it, and you read it, and you see it one way in your head, and you shoot it, and it'll always change from what you started out. Sometimes it turns out better, sometimes it turns out; I don't know, but as movies go I've never experienced seeing and likening what I've read, and I liked what I read.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Way #Sometimes #Film

  • I don't wear jewelry, as a man.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Men #Jewelry

  • I trained as a stage actor and was given a lot of technical tools to play with.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Play #Tools #Actors

  • The wrinklier the raisin, the sweeter the fruit.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Fruit #Aging #Raisins

  • The reason I got into acting was the audience is right there and if you did something great they were right there and you knew it.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Acting #Reason #Audience

  • I'm a geeky actor, in the way that I like the craft of acting. I trained as a stage actor and was given a lot of technical tools to play with. I like the craft of acting. It sounds geeky when I say it, but it's true.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Play #Acting #Sound

  • Those are always fun characters to play, the ones who are stupid but speak with authority.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Fun #Stupid #Character

  • I wrote and directed and acted in it and produced it, every job I have since that - and Star Wars included - I look at it completely different now. Now that I've seen how it gets made, I can appreciate the jobs that people are doing, and it's also become a different learning experience for me to work on things because I'm watching pros at the top of their field do their jobs and just picking up on their tricks and all of their expertise and stashing them away in my brain.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stars #Jobs #War

  • It's just like they approach things on every movie I've worked on, very much as if it was a live-action movie. The character you're playing, even though he's a rooster and is really stupid, you approach it in the same way you would approach Hamlet, which is exactly how I approached it. But they give you the circumstances. "You're on the boat. You didn't expect to be here. You just climbed in a boat to maybe sleep. You don't even know why you climbed in the boat. You're really that dumb.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stupid #Sleep #Character

  • It's amazing how much actual chicken sounds lend themselves to stupidity.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stupidity #Sound #Chickens

  • When we recorded [Moana], I would do all of the stuff and then save all the big screaming for last so that you can really blow it out and ratchet it up every time, get that perfect panicked pitch.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Blow #Perfect #Stuff

  • [Heihei] a really dumb rooster. You have to just turn the rooster so his head ends up hitting the grain. He's not smart enough to eat.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Smart #Dumb #Roosters

  • I'm there [on Moana] with the other actors, so you play off one another. It's not just your idea of what the character is and what the world is like it would be in an animated [film], where it all sort of exists in your head. It's all right there, and if Diego's performance is doing what it's doing, it affects yours.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Character #Ideas #Play

  • Gareth [Edwards] was very much about including everyone in what we were making, so he would cut together different scenes to show us what we were making. And the crew, cast, everyone would go into a theater there at Pinewood Studios and watch 10 minutes of what we were making. It was always so exciting. It looked amazing, and the music was huge.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Cutting #Together #Different

  • It was great. We knew we were going back when we finished the movie. It was such a big movie [Star Wars].
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stars #War #Back When

  • I was going to be credited as Wray Nerely, my role in Con Man. It got cut in the reshoots. I was like, "Wait a second. I'm cut." It's a better telling of the story, but unfortunately, Wray Nerely gets cut, which is actually exactly right because if Wray Nerely was ever in Star Wars, he wouldn't make it to the final edit.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stars #War #Cutting

  • [Heihei] is stupidest chicken on planet Earth and mascot.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Earth #Chickens #Mascots

  • It was a very interesting challenge [Heihei role] because he's limited to rooster-y, chicken-type noises, and he goes along on the whole adventure. It just becomes, "If that's how you express yourself, go for it.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Adventure #Interesting #Challenges

  • I like comedies, and my brain sort of spins in that direction. So I'm really happy to say there were several smartass comments that come from me [on Star Wars].
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stars #War #Brain

  • R2-D2 is like that, but I think because he doesn't speak actual words, his jokes don't land. It's really a hindrance. And the same with BB-8. But Artoo is a lot stronger.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Thinking #Land #Stronger

  • C-3PO is flappable [in Star Wars]. [Kaytoo is] very unflappable compared to C-3PO, who is just flapping all over the place.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Stars #War #Flapping

  • Reading is a heady thing. You can be into the action of someone's thoughts and take a whole trip down someone's ruminations while seconds tick by in the world that they're in, but you can't really do that in film. Some films can, but not too much.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Reading #Rumination #World

  • That's where I'm comfortable - playing a jackass on the scene, rolling in with my pocket watch and my buffoon hairdo, with my shoes.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Shoes #Pockets #Rolling

  • Those in power at Disney, the very generous figures at Disney Animation, have convinced themselves I'm a good-luck charm for their movies, which is great. It's working out really well for me, and it seems to be a mutually beneficial arrangement.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Good Luck #Disney Animation #Work Out

  • This movie [Moana] has a very small cast, and this was the role [Heihei] that they offered me. I loved voicing him.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Roles #Casts

  • It's closer to just acting in a film because it was a six-month commitment. We got to fly all over the world.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Commitment #Acting #Six