Mr. Hirsch, did you grow up faster because you started working at such a young age?
I don’t know, in some ways you grow up faster and in some ways you grow up slower. It’s very easy for the life of an actor, especially when you’re younger, to become slightly stunted. I think giving yourself time to grow and experience the world and reality and put things in perspective is good.
Is that why you took a two-year break from working a few years ago?
I’d been acting ever since I was a little kid and I never really stopped for more than four or five months and it was a good time to kind of kick back and do some traveling and do things that weren’t just acting. I traveled with Oxfam America on a couple trips to Africa, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for a water charity,…... read more