I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there’s not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they’re not surprising each other. I’m thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising.
Acting is very much like a child making believe. I’m not one to become a character, but I fall in love with the character. It’s like having faith; you’re going to be that person for a while.
There’s a part of me that wants to be known and make a comfortable living but still be able to go grocery shopping. My overall idea of success is having people I want to work with want to work with me.
What draws me to the theatre, and what appealed to me about Too Much Light, is that you have no idea what’s going to happen. That’s the most exciting part of theatre, it’s never the same. If it were, it would be like watching a movie.
I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.