Auditioning is extremely bizarre. Just being an actor is extremely bizarre, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As a friend, I’m a good listener. I think I give good advice and I’m loyal. I’m quite reserved – I enjoy listening more than I enjoy talking. And I’m usually really difficult to break, I have a guard up. I don’t know whether that’s because of the jobs that;I’ve been on or whether it’s always been there, but I’m always really quiet to begin with.
I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.
Get To Know Me • two/five male characters • Francis de Valois,
DauphinKing of France (Reign)
"I can’t help thinking that every man, even a king, should have some kind of skill."
"Well, you’re going to be a great ruler someday. Isn’t that enough?”
"I hope I will be, but I meant a real skill. One that I didn’t inherit, wasn’t given to me and — and can’t be taken away.”