He said to me, he goes, no amount of success is ever worth that moment where 5, 10, 15 years from now, you walk into a room and across the room, the other side of the room is the guy who gave you your first job and you can't look him in the eye.
And I said, I really want to do X-men, on every level.
It's about the role, it's about everything.
And he said, yeah, but you gave your word.
And I said, yeah.
And he said something else.
He said, where you want to get to in life is never as important as the way you want to live your life.
And Patrick Patty, you'll remember this night as well as I do.
He rang up the director, we were up till three o'clock in the morning.
Deb and I were waiting by the phone at three o'clock in the morning, Patty rang me and said, guess what you're doing X-Men, he's recasted already.
And he had, he would happily moved on.
But in that moment and those eight hours, I think of negotiations probably, that's when I knew not only is Patrick Weitzel a great agent, he's a great man.
It's the luckiest thing of my career.
And I would not be standing here and half the things I've done in my career, would I have done if it wasn't for you Patty, I love you man.
I would never be able to get away with that long story at any televised event.
I could see them in the control room.
Really, he's talking about his agent.
No, cut, play the music.
You know, you have taught me that life is actually never defined by highlight reels, even though, by the way, I love the reels.
Thank you so much.
Whoever put those together, I was like, wow.
Except for the boat Derek scene, we could've missed that one too.
But you really have told me that life is not defined by those, life actually happens in between that.
Life happens when the camera is not rolling.
You believed in me when I couldn't, you've loved me with a passion and a depth that I didn't even know existed.
And I don't think I even felt that I deserved.
You have pushed and encouraged me when I was scared to venture out.
You have smiled me into smiling.
You have sung me into singing.
You have loved me into loving.
And like everything I do in my life, I share this with you.
I love you.
Thank you all.