I come from the place of thinking, 'Whatever works for people' - and if you haven't been exposed to anything else, you really don't know better.
I feel like I work on scripts for comedy as well as dramatic stuff the same.
Whatever the situation at hand, thats what Im dealing with and trying to be true to it in that moment.
I wanted to go to New York and be a stage actress, doing things like Chekhov. None of that happened, and then I went to L.A. and an agent said, 'I think you belong in commercials and TV.' So I did that and got some opportunities that I absolutely love.
As much as I don't want to admit it, I really am a people pleaser. If I throw a party at my house, it's hard for me to relax. I'm too obsessed with whether everyone's having a good time.
Jeff Kinney is tall and has a great smile, but dont be fooled, hes as slick as they come. A real player. And how he came up with a book that appeals to kids ages 8-13 baffles me. Hes an unbelievably kind man with a great family.
I'm a big fan of Samantha Bee's.
I told my agent which women I aspire to have a career like: Frances McDormand, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney and Emma Thompson - character actresses who have something to say. I also said that I loved Madeline Kahn and Jessica Lange.
When I moved to New York out of college, that was my goal. To be a stage actress. And to do dramatic works. Like Madea, and Night, Mother, and Sam Shepard, and all that kind of stuff. Thats what I really wanted to do.
In my early 20s, I didn't even know what the Groundlings was. I had no idea. But I know how to break down a script and work on the character.
I told my agents that I love Holly Hunter and Frances McDormand and all of these women who are good at doing comedies, as well as dramas.
I really wanted to do things that weren't comic. It felt like finding people who can see this other side to me.
I love Frances McDormand so much. I love her career. And I think it's fun because she gets to do comedy as well as drama.
I grew up in a suburb of Ohio, in a small town, and I resonated with that small-town feeling where everybody knows your business.
I love doing sitcoms. I love doing comedy. I love the whole shooting match.
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