I think life is somewhat mundane, you know? Especially these days--we don't live these big dramatic lives. There's no linear story, just a collection of moments and mundane pleasures--reading a newspaper, looking at a tree.

Was it ever any different?

No, but the way life is represented to us on TV and in movies, we're given this impression that it's supposed to be bigger than it actually is. I think that frustrates people, and the emptiness comes out of this longing for the big events.

O'Neill, Sean, 'Q&A: Beck', E! Online