I understand who they are and I understand why

slice_forest_whitaker_01“I like all the characters I play. I do a slow psychological journey to figure out what are the incidents, the emotions, the things in their life that make them become what they become. I try to go all the way to the bottom, where they’re just light, where they’re just soul, and then I start to pile all their experiences on top of that.

I may not like their deed, I may not like their actions, what they do, but I do understand who they are and I understand why.
And when you understand why then you can move into compassion. And from compassion you can move into love.”

Forest Whitaker