You know, people want someone to tell them the answer, ... They want a friend, or a teacher, or a parent - but above all I guess they just want to know. And the truth is you can't tell them, and that's a hard thing to deal with. And it's easy to get wrapped up in the idea that this person knows - that he will tell me what I need to know, what I need to live - because he means a lot to me.
[Last Days is, loosely, about Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the rock group Nirvana.] I had a house in the middle of the woods, ... I stayed alone the whole time, and I tried always to be battling with the things I thought the character was battling with - seclusion, drug addiction, severe chronic depression and suicidal tendencies.