Best Quotes from Diego Klattenhoff

There’s two sides to the sword. It’s like, for as many people that love you, there’s all the people out there who hate you.

Diego Klattenhoff

You are always drawing from your personal life and using your imagination to fill in the blanks.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m going for that Mark Wahlberg look. Strong and confident.

Diego Klattenhoff

You’re always just trying to create opportunities and be ready when those opportunities present themselves. I can’t look at anybody and think ‘I want to be Damian Lewis’ – I’d be setting myself up for failure.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m from a very, very rural place. There’s really nobody out there, just roads and farms.

Diego Klattenhoff

I moved away when I was young, when I was about 19. I’d literally come from an area with dirt roads and stuff like that, right to the centre of a city of about five million people. It’s been great. I’m based in New York, and every day, it’s amazing.

Diego Klattenhoff

It’s all about learning your craft and honing it in and really paying attention to people who are doing it and what their advice is. It’s like anything: it takes years and years and years. A lot of it comes down to work ethic.

Diego Klattenhoff

Luckily, I had that experience on ‘Homeland,’ to work with these unreal people who are unbelievably talented, great actors.

Diego Klattenhoff

You have to get the casting right. You have to get the people behind it. Your director might not be the right director for the project. And then, it has to test and those people in that room, wherever they are, have to turn those buttons the right way at the right time.

Diego Klattenhoff

I can’t tell you how good it is to go from ‘Homeland’ to be lucky enough to find ‘The Blacklist’ at the right time. It literally came at the very end of pilot season when I thought there was nothing left.

Diego Klattenhoff

Cable is a great medium. It’s something I respond to. I’m not doing sitcoms. People don’t find me funny. That’s just the way it is.

Diego Klattenhoff

I grew up playing hockey and baseball, so I wish I had time to get back into it, but living in L.A. and North Carolina, you have to take advantage of the golf.

Diego Klattenhoff

I grew up in Nova Scotia, so there weren’t a whole lot of rules.

Diego Klattenhoff

I got two older brothers and two younger sisters, and we grew up in the country, and we were a little feral. So as long as the car didn’t end up in the rhubarb and you didn’t get caught for doing whatever you were doing, you were fine.

Diego Klattenhoff

I grew up working on farms. You’d do anything for money. You’d pick blueberries in the summertime for weeks; you’d cut down, like, spruce and fir trees for pulp.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m so happy with ‘The Blacklist.’ Give me more people to shoot and throw them off buildings.

Diego Klattenhoff

You put on the military outfit, and it definitely tightens everything up and makes you stand up straighter.

Diego Klattenhoff

Charlotte is a very interesting place – I’m Canadian, but I’ve lived in Toronto, Vancouver, and I’ve been living here in L.A. for years.

Diego Klattenhoff

Cardio is boring for me, so running outside helps to keep me going.

Diego Klattenhoff

A lot of people are attracted to the acting profession because they think it’s a cheap, easy, free ride. It really isn’t.

Diego Klattenhoff

I don’t know – to be honest, I don’t really model myself after anybody.

Diego Klattenhoff

In Canada, the only weapons you have are for hunting.

Diego Klattenhoff

I worked at this great Toronto bar, Indian Motorcycle. I started off as the grunt. I was the guy who cleaned up the puke and the ashtrays and the garbage. Worked in front from four in the afternoon until four in the morning.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’ve been really fortunate to be associated with all these great shows.

Diego Klattenhoff

For years, I did whatever I could just to pay the bills and gain experience and work with as many different people as I could.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m not one of these actors who’s out of touch with reality, put it that way.

Diego Klattenhoff

People didn’t stop me before for a guest spot that I did on ‘Smallville.’ Nothing against ‘Smallville,’ but people didn’t freak out in traffic to tell me they love my show.

Diego Klattenhoff

I played a really good guy for two years on ‘Homeland,’ and I was champing at the bit to play a bad guy.

Diego Klattenhoff

Whether it’s an FBI agent or a maid, if they want me to wear a pink tutu, I might have a few questions, but I’ll wear it for the sake of the story.

Diego Klattenhoff

People are amazed that I’m Canadian and I don’t have this crazy accent.

Diego Klattenhoff

In Nova Scotia, there are some definite down-home accents, and it’s funny because you can go to Sydney, and one guy is from North Sydney, and you can’t understand a thing he’s saying, or Glace Bay or wherever.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m extremely patriotic. I’ll always be Canadian.

Diego Klattenhoff

I seem to – knock on wood – land on my feet and work, but you can never get too comfortable, and that’s kind of a good thing.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’m a jeans, T-shirt, boots kind of guy.

Diego Klattenhoff

I’d like to get back home to Nova Scotia more, but thankfully, with technology you can call and text and FaceTime. But physically being in Toronto or Nova Scotia… there’s nothing like it.

Diego Klattenhoff

To be an actor wasn’t something that seemed realistic. I started late; I was about 19.

Diego Klattenhoff

I would love to go off and do a movie with Judd Apatow or do another ‘Mean Girls,’ but to me, it’s whatever the story is.

Diego Klattenhoff