Acting can be such a decadent lifestyle. You’re just inundated with images of you, it makes sense that you would want to focus on other people. It’s the only way to not throw up on yourself.
I think, for me it (the relationship between Lars and Bianca) was not dissimilar from a kid’s relationship with his teddy bear. You love it and you go through really important parts of your life with it. You talk to it and if you were ever to lose it, it would be heartbreaking. I think his relationship is different from this community of guys that has them, because his relationship isn’t necessarily sexual, but it is romantic. He’s a big child and he has all this romantic love to give, and he doesn’t know how to do it. I think there is something really romantic about the film and the idea that love is not a transaction, that it’s something you can just give and it doesn’t have to be returned to you. You can love people who don’t love you back. You can love people who are dead. There’s all kinds of different ways to love and this is one of them.