When I was a teenager, if you'd asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love.
I started playing music when I was really young.
For me writing and acting all comes out of the same place, a compulsion to review and connect to something. For me they are more similar than different.
I do both music and acting at the same time. To me they are both really important parts of how I express myself and understand myself in the world. I don't ever want to have to choose one over the other in any sort of grand sense of things. Obviously with scheduling you wind up making choices.
Even though New York may be a more inspiring city, I get more inspired thinking of L.A., in a way. My life there was so much more simple in mind, and quiet.
One of the benefits to television is that you're with these characters for years, you know them so well.
I think songs and visuals are so evocative of each other.
I think children in general have a very hard time - at least I did - expressing any pain because I didn't want to hurt the people that I loved.
Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.
Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it's a very safe place.
I think in L.A., in terms of the music scene, it's a really strange place. It's really hard to get the feeling that something's happening, or the feeling that something can make it out of there.
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