What people actually refer to as research nowadays is really just Googling.
I know something great will come around the corner, and that's what I'll be doing next.
Even through my college years, I was trying out plays and shows, but I never really thought it made much sense to try to be an actor. I thought it was foolish, really.
Every time I've made a plan in my Hollywood acting career, something else has happened, so I've gotten out of the habit of trying to predict the future.
Like everyone else, I try to do quality work with great directors. But much of it has to do with luck.