I was in a commercial when…

I was in a commercial when I was three. My godfather was a director and a producer of commercials. He took me in along with his kids and I couldn’t remember my lines. I giggled my way through the commercial and they kept it.

I do consider myself an actress…

I do consider myself an actress now. I think Dig and Transparent have given me the confidence. I’ve been working as an actress, it’s something that I have to continue to earn, but I do feel like it’s a part of me. It’s something that I love, and to not acknowledge it would be false.

For me, intrigue is a pretty…

For me, intrigue is a pretty powerful emotion. If you want to know more about a character, if you want to understand how they work, then you have enough curiosity to delve into their skin and their being. That was the biggest pull for me.

I didn’t want to be a…

I didn’t want to be a cheerleader, and when you’re young and you’re blonde that’s kind of thrust upon you whether you like it or not.

I wasn’t a very outgoing child…

I wasn’t a very outgoing child. I read a lot of books and the characters in each of the books became like imaginary friends – I immersed myself in the different worlds. I always hated finishing books that I really loved for that reason.

I think I had a lot…

I think I had a lot of fear, even when I was really young, that I was going to be seen as something that I didn’t want to be. I didn’t really know how to be myself well enough to be comfortable being someone else. Now, as an adult, I have a grounded enough awareness of who I am as a human being and what I’m comfortable exploring and what I’m not interested in exploring.

You think you might know something…

You think you might know something about yourself or why you act or react in certain ways and then you come to new information and suddenly you see your past and your present in a completely different light.

The best advice I’ve got was…

The best advice I’ve got was – “All you have is the process. All you have is the journey of making something. Once you’re done you have absolutely no control on how it’s received, or if people like it or hate it, or what is done with it. As long as you enjoy the process, then you’ll always be happy.” I really feel like that’s important advice. Sometimes we get so focused on the results that we miss doing it – we miss the adventure of being in the midst of something because we’re looking too far ahead.