SPOILER: What sort of acting roles will you be seeking in the future?
JESSE STANLEY: Gritty, unusual, funny women who don’t fit into a particular box. Women who you can’t say, “Oh I’ve seen her before.
SPOILER: What has been your greatest accomplishment as an actor?
JESSE STANLEY: Understudying all of the female parts in Macbeth and being called to play Lady M with one day’s notice.
SPOILER: What’s the biggest audience you’ve performed in front of?
JESSE STANLEY: Probably about a thousand-seat theater.
SPOILER: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not on set?
JESSE STANLEY: Hang out with my new baby boy!
SPOILER: What director would you drop any project you’re currently working on to go work with?
JESSE STANLEY: Paul Thomas Anderson.
SPOILER: Do you believe in the paranormal?
JESSE STANLEY: Yes, in the sense that I think there are events happening around us beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. I don’t know what I believe exactly but I think there are other life forms out there that are probably watching us self-destruct and are shaking their heads.
SPOILER: Tell me about what you’re working on now.