It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter.
Back in season 4, when my character was in love with her character, I got so much positive feedback. People would come to me and say “You’re such a good actor! It really looks like you’re in love with her!” but truth is I wasn’t acting at all. That wasn’t Barney in love with Robin. That was simply me in love with Cobie.
I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school. And even now, I’m still like, ‘Maybe I’ll just quit the biz and go to Santa Cruz and study marine biology and have my own research center in the Bahamas.’ Yeah, I’m sure it would be just that smooth.