Bill Pullman, actor, 64
Interview Photograph I’ve tried different things to get it back, but it’s not really possible. I think it actually inspired me with the fruit: the taste of tree-ripened fruit is so pungent. It heightened my sense of taste, probably.
Nobody really aspired to being an actor when I was growing up. There was no sense of: “Let’s be famous.” All this liturgy of self-promotion and dream actualisation wasn’t really part of it. Working hard comes from having enthusiasm, and that’s like a gift from the gods. If you have enthusiasm it’s a gift – and then the working hard is really easy, because you want to do it.
I own a cattle ranch in Montana with my brother. It is something that has been great for our kids – they love going back and helping. And I like the fact that they go there to not just kick back or something. They go there to participate.
‘I lost my sense of smell when I was young. I fell from a high place, was in a coma and came out unable to smell’
I was lucky to do my second movie [ Spaceballs] with John Candy, and I think a lot about him. He said: “Just remember the crew every time.” That’s how I remember him, and how I would like to be remembered, too. ■
The Sinner, series 1 and 2, are now available on Netflix