26 Motivational Antony Starr Quotes

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Antony Starr is a New Zealand actor who is well known for his dual role as twins Jethro and Van West in New Zealand’s hit comedy-drama ‘Outrageous Fortune’, for which he won the 2007 ‘Air New Zealand Screen Award for Performance’ by an Actor.

Starr began his professional acting career early in the ’90s. In 2001, Starr was cast in Mercy Peak in a guest role that lasted throughout Mercy Peak’s three seasons.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Antony Starr quotes:


26 Motivational Antony Starr Quotes

1. “I did martial arts and karate for eight years when I was growing up.” – Antony Starr

2. “I used to try and do backflips a lot, but I used to bang my head more often than not, so I gave it up.” – Antony Starr

3. “My first car was a Holden Commodore station wagon. I can’t remember much more about it than that – it was coffee-colored, and I think it was four cylinders, so it was really quite weak, but very safe for a young man to be driving.” – Antony Starr

4. “Sport is imposing order on what was chaos.” – Antony Starr

5. “We all like going to the dark side of things; we all like dipping into worlds that we don’t know anything about, or hopefully don’t know anything about. I think ‘Banshee’ gives people a chance to do that pretty safely because we all know there’s a solid buffer between the show and reality.” – Antony Starr

6. “Families are the deepest, most screwed-up relationships that we have.” – Antony Starr

7. “I think the film and TV industry – the acting world – has a tendency to attract a lot of people for the wrong reasons; reasons that are less than artistic. It has a tendency to be pretty superficial, and pretty shallow and fake. I think what New Zealanders and Australians – and the English, I guess – have to offer is that we don’t carry a lot of that baggage. We come over and we’re pretty grounded. But on the flip side of that, you end up in a very unfamiliar environment being treated in a way that’s a little bit surreal.” – Antony Starr

8. “I’ve always had this rule of thumb: If you have fun making it, then someone will have fun watching it.” – Antony Starr

9. “Shooting of a sex scene is never going to something where you’re having a wonderful time. It’s a very intimate thing and a very intimate space to be put into – that’s usually a space reserved for one. To have someone else in that proximity is pretty jarring, but we’re all in the same boat and we’re all experiencing the same anxieties.” – Antony Starr


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10. “Unfortunately part of pulp is that there is sex, there is violence. It’s not a kids’ show. It’s an 18-and-over audience – like anything cable. I see some things in Game of Thrones that turn my hair gray. It’s the way the industry has gone.” – Antony Starr


11. “When you can’t fix all your problems with your fists and the problems aren’t solely physical, and you’ve got to deal with the emotional complexities of life and people, it’s a really interesting development.” – Antony Starr

12. “Collaboration is the best way to work. It’s the only way to work, really. Everyone’s there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board.” – Antony Starr

13. “I keep myself to myself pretty much. I’m not someone who gallivants around town looking for attention.” – Antony Starr

14. “Inevitably any series that goes on too long will reach a point where it starts struggling for ideas, so I’ve always been really aware of getting out while the going’s good.” – Antony Starr

15. “People, when they get out of a long stretch of prison, are completely mal-adapted to society. Comfort for them is when there is a threat.” – Antony Starr

16. “There’s a difference between knowing what to do when you’re rehearsing it and being able to do it once you’re adrenalized and emotional. That’s when the injuries occur. Actors all want to try to pretend that they’re experts at everything, but we’re not.” – Antony Starr

17. “Banshee’ is the story of a man who gets out of prison, tracks down his long-lost love, and tries to reclaim what was stolen from him years earlier by assuming the identity of a sheriff. I guess you could say it’s an explosive action-drama – sit down, strap in, and enjoy the ride!” – Antony Starr

18. “I had a job when I was 15 working at a supermarket, and I knocked over a stack of plastic coffee cups. In my anger, I threw one at a concrete wall, and it rebounded back into my head and cut my head open. Stupidest way to get a scar, but its one that I have.” – Antony Starr

19. “I’ve always had this rule of thumb: If you have fun making it, then someone will have fun watching it.” – Antony Starr


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20. “Oftentimes, you read these pilot scripts that come through for American work, and they don’t sing to you. Ive got to be honest, not many of them ignite the flame or give you that burning feeling of, Oh, God, I really want to be a part of this.” – Antony Starr


21. “There has to be an element of repetition for TV… You want people to be addicted to your show, and the way to get people addicted is not to give it to them once but to give it to them a few times until they get on board with it. It’s just about finding that balance of the necessary repetition and making the things that are repetitive absolutely necessary while keeping everything else fresh.” – Antony Starr

22. “A lot of people that get out of prison have anti-social personality disorder, which makes them promiscuous and erratic, and they can’t form ordinary relationships.” – Antony Starr

23. “I don’t know any people that like watching themselves. I prefer not to.” – Antony Starr

24. “I was told to have an ice bath once, which I did once, and it was the most horrific experience. In my head it sounded like a great idea, so I filled my bath with ice and water, and it was absolutely horrendous.” – Antony Starr

25. “No one in ‘Banshee’ has small opinions. They have strong beliefs, and they will defend them ferociously. Having that element in the show just adds another level. It’s another avenue for story, and it enriches the world.” – Antony Starr

26. “The American accent is a little bit tricky. We grew up with American TV shows, so we’ve had a lot of exposure to it and that helps, but there’s little nuances and little details. Sometimes there’ll be just a phrase or couple words that are really difficult to get your mouth around. At the end of every season, we go over and revoice anything that has sound issues, including my kiwi accent coming out.” – Antony Starr



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