Becoming an actor wasn’t a choice, it was something I was forced into. At 3, you can’t make those choices… I supported my family, and if I got fired or missed an audition, I’d be punished as if I’d messed up in school. I was starved, because they wanted to keep my weight at a certain place; my hair was bleached; that was my life. I wasn’t allowed to play with kids on my block or ride a bike or play ball, in case I got a scratch, I wasn’t even allowed to be bar mitzvahed because I couldn’t attend enough lessons.