My profession is about as far away from growing up in southern Illinois as you can get.
I've loved every minute of every hour I've spent doing theatre.
I've been directed by other actors, and being an actor doesn't make you a good director.
I'm happy whenever I'm in a rehearsal room. I've always gotten all my energy and creativity in there.
I was too practical to major in theater. Acting - what was I going to do with acting? There was no future in it.
I like to play a wide range of characters. The more they're unlike me, the better I like it.
I was an office secretary for a long time. A good secretary.
I almost never give interviews. It's not because I want to play hard to get. It's just that I never seem to have anything interesting to say.
Every part I get, I just think I'm so lucky. They're so hard to get, you know.
When I go to see something I'm in, or my friends are in, it's like a home movie. When I just go to the movies and don't know anyone in it, then it's a real movie.
Onstage I'm the one in control - I'm not at the mercy of how an editor chooses to put the scene together later. I can do things onstage that I would never do in real life. It's very freeing.
I work just as hard and have just as much fun whether in a 50-seat house or in a 1000-seat house. It's a luxury to be in a tiny space every once in a while and a rush to be on a giant stage every once in a while.
When one thing ends, you put it away and start from scratch on the next thing.
Theater opened up a whole new world for me. It was a freedom I'd never known before.
Really, I'll go anywhere at any time to continue working in theater - it's a passion that I'm thankful I still have. It keeps me creative and on my toes and meeting great people. I can't imagine a better way of working than on a play.
I don't like working in front of a camera.
I'm hideously shy as myself but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish.
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