How long does it take to become an overnight success? About 12 years, give or take a decade! I’ve worked very, very hard and I’ve been very, very lucky. The reason I came to Los Angeles is because I was cast in a television pilot. The pilot wasn’t very good and even though they picked up the show, we never aired – but that job got me to Los Angeles. That gave me enough money to stay in L.A. and keep auditioning for better jobs. It gave me enough money to be tragically unemployed for a period of time. I’ve always been really lucky. It’s strange.