In one sentence, describe your job.
I get to go to work and do my hobby. It’s the old saying, “it’s not a job if you’re doing what you love.” The other answer is I get to lie for a living. (laughs).
Have you ever had a moment where you were talking to a friend and you thought, “Whoa, i just did the best scene of my life!” but it was in reality?
You have this thing as an actor, you don’t always “get it.” You start at the beginning and get to the middle and the end of a scene and you don’t really know what you did because you were so in the moment that you’re not monitoring yourself, you’re not monitoring your performance, you’re not monitoring the other actor and the nerves, the fear, it’s gone. You get to the end of it and you have no idea what you did! That’s usually your best take. That’s usually your best performance because you just leave yourself alone and are in the moment. It’s very hard to know until it comes out or until you get people turning around to you saying, “That was great!” It’s usually when you get to the end of a scene and you’re feeling like it’s actually a great scene, it probably wasn’t. That’s when you get all these comments and notes. Because you were too hard on yourself, you were monitoring yourself, you weren’t quite entirely present. So, it’s a very hard question to answer because I often feel that the best performance I do is when I get that moment where I wasn’t monitoring myself, I have no idea what came out of my mouth, what I did, because I was just listening and I was entirely present. Especially in theatre when you get off stage, people say, “That was an incredible performance!” and you’re like, “Was it?! I have no idea what I did! (laughs) I was just riffing!” But that’s the best feeling in the world.