My mother’s most emphatic advice about being in this business was to keep living your life at every moment, and not to let work become everything or make you put your life on hold. To keep learning new things, loving the people you love, traveling, and live, live, live. It’s pretty sage, simple advice. The thing is she really practiced what she preached. I’m learning the guitar now—that would have given her a big chuckle.
It’s sort of scary to work with your parents when you’re in the same business. But there was something so very safe about that. Acting with her was just like working with a wonderful actress who just happens to be my best friend and also my mother. - Lily Rabe