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Russell: I just don't think there's anything I can do about it.
Nicole: I don't agree.
Russell: I can be the best person that I can be and it's still not going to be good enough to change people's minds. I do think it's really important. I didn't used to. And I think, in a way, I'm paying a price for that youthful arrogance. Because you have this thing, that, you know, "I don't care what you think, I know who I am." ... The effect of which you don't really realize that you've actually scared people, or something.
Nicole: Yeah, because a lot of people have said to me, "Oh, Russell, are you scared of him?" I'm like, "Scared of Russell? I've never been scared of Russell."
Russell: It's a funny thing, isn't it?
Nicole: Yeah, people are scared of you. You're one of the softest people inside that I know. It's true. ... You have big emotions.
Russell: I always think it's healthy, too. That in the moment if something's getting to you—just get it done. But, see I don't recommend anger. I don't see temper and anger as being related. Temper is, you know, volcanic. It begins and it's over. Anger is a different thing altogether. I get accused of being angry all the time. It perplexes me a little bit because I just don't know where it comes from.