It is really interesting, though, what you perceive as your wounds can later on turn into the biggest gifts you have. At the time, I was like, ‘Man I’ve got to toughen up, get a thicker skin,’ whereas in fact, being sensitive and thin-skinned and all the things I still am, lends itself to a career as an actor. Also, if it weren’t for that bully, I wouldn’t have found Spider-Man. That’s why I got so lost in the comics and the cartoon series. I would fantasise about being him, and I would fantasise about him coming to beat the crap out of my bully
Maybe you just have to live for the small things, like being called pretty or someone picking up the pen you dropped or laughing so hard that your stomach hurts. Maybe that’s all that really matters at the end of the day.