Kitsch speaks glowingly of his Wolverine costar Hugh Jackman, whose work ethic and generosity impressed him during filming. And it’s no surprise that the career-driven star has also befriended Lights costars Chandler and Connie Britton, who are both known for their integrity and love for their craft. NBC has picked up Lights for two more seasons, and Kitsch promises to return, insisting that he’ll stay as long as the show will have him.

“It’s all about longevity,” he says. “I hope that in 10 years, I’m still doing interviews like this.”

At the moment, though, he’s holding his breath until Wolverine hits the big screen. “No matter what, I don’t really have a regret with the way I played him,” he says. “But I hope people love my take.”