actor, 39, shares tips for playing real-life people.
BE YOURSELF I can only play someone whom I connect with. I projected the qualities of David Frost by using the same qualities in me: his ambition, his desperation and his responsibility.
ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS I don't do impersonations. It's just not about copying something but trying to find out where it's coming from on the inside.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT My daughter [Lily, 9, with ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale
] would watch a children's film so many times that she wanted to be the characters. So I found myself having to be them too. I realized the more I'd do it, the more I actually did become them.