EVENT: He's Troilus in Troilus & Cressida and Malcolm in Macbeth, both of which GreenStage is presenting in our fine city's parks.
Assuming you could get away with it, would you kill someone for worldly gain? "No."
What would you kill someone for? "If someone assaulted my girlfriend or me, I might be driven to kill someone. But it would have to be really extreme."
But you wouldn't kill someone just to get what you want? "No. There's very few cases where there would be reason enough to kill someone. If I had my mental capacities about the consequences, I would avoid it at all costs. But in the case of a crime of passion--I think we all have the capacity to kill someone."
What might make you violently passionate? "Something like the scenario above. I don't know what I might do. That's a pretty big thing, murder. Even if you didn't get caught, it would wreck you for the rest of your life. Your conscience--if you had a conscience--would be plagued."
If you did want to kill someone, what would you do instead? "It would depend on the person involved. Generally, I'm much more partial to communication; I'd try to talk it out or avoid the situation entirely, remove myself from it."
So you don't think anyone deserves to die. "Well, I don't think it's my place to decide or judge."
If you could travel through time and the only way you could affect history is by killing someone, would you try to, say, stop WWII by killing Hitler? "There's no way to tell what the impact would be, whether it would be better or worse. I think it would be a risky undertaking."
You prefer to err on the side of caution. "Yes."
Have you ever committed pettier crimes, like shoplifting? "Not that I can think of. I mean, maybe a piece of candy or something, but I can't remember a specific event."
Do you think bad thoughts about people? "Uhmmm... well... bad is relative."
Do you think, "So and so is such a jerk!" "That thought might have crossed my mind. There are a lot of jerks out there."