Do not think your story [for a one-person show] is unique. . . . your story is the same as millions of others. But that's o.k. - you just need to find the one or two things that makes your story interesting enough to justify someone leaving their apartment and exchanging currency.
You could do all the internships in the world but if you're not very bright, you might not get into the University of Chicago.
I'll see anything that Humphrey Bogart did. Weird, quirky, I know but that's the way it is.
I'm always interested in something that Helen Mirren is doing. I thought her series Prime Suspect was unbelievable. I think she might be my favorite actress.
I have great respect for Craig Lucas. I absolutely adore his sensibility.
My husband and I like cities. We like to go to other cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London. We're not big beach people. We're the type that get those books out and go to every museum. We are those people.
I love Paris. I've been there a number of times.
I have to admit, I have a little sad addiction. I love watching on the E Channel that stupid show, The Girls Next Door. It's a very sad thing to say and I don't know how to explain it but I am addicted to Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and The Girls Next Door.
The theater's been very good to me and I became Julie Halston through the theater.
The world is both big and small at the same time. So you really do need to know TV, film and theater. Everyone is kind of moving through all different mediums. So I think it's important to be able to do those things.
A lot of times if you want to get another agent, agents actually make you do monologues in their offices. They still do that! You've got to come up with something!
So often, I have seen really, really talented performers never quite relating to material. I mean, there's a lot of gay actors, for example, that are obviously gay. They're not going to be able to do some of the material. Some of them they can, some of them they can't.
Don't chew gum at an audition and wear really bad clothes. That doesn't work. You need to hear that! You need to hear practical advice.
I think actors really like to know what does a casting agent really think or what does a composer really think.
Nowadays, you really have to make an impression quick and I think this does give people a chance to show off what they've got. It's very difficult these days. You really have to stand out quickly. I think it's also so diverse that there's enough material for everybody.
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