“Allison has a mini-breakdown where she says, “I’m always terrified,” or something like that. (…) I remember that there was something going on in my personal life, at that moment, so it was nice to have that be my release. That might be too much information. It was cathartic. Acting is really therapeutic for me, personally. That’s something that I’ll always remember. I don’t know how it’s going to look, but I gave it my heart and soul.”
Don’t ever let anybody tell you you can’t. My mum and dad never wanted me to be an actress. They didn’t want me to be in acting at all. In fact, I remember telling them I wanted to go to college for theatre and my mum cried and said, “There’s no way,” and my dad sat me down very calmly one day and he said, “Why don’t you just go into broadcasting, and you can be a journalist. That’s acting, you’re reading your lines,” and I was like, “No dad, it’s not. That’s so sweet of you, but it’s not.” I had to overcome many things, many people telling me no. If you want it, and you believe in it, you have to do it. And I know it’s silly, and I know I’m kind of irrationally optimistic, but you have to be and you can’t really have another plan, because you’re going to fall back on it.
“I think I’m more similar (to Allison) than dissimilar. She’s a bit more naïve at her age than I was at mine, coming from a small town. I think she definitely tries to find the good in people and will go out on a limb to do the right thing, and I’m like that. She’s a hopeless romantic, which I am as well, to a fault!”
I’m not very good at Twitter and I don’t go on it very often, but when I do read through things people have Tweeted I’m shocked at how direct they are. I mean, proposals of marriage and things like that. I’m not gonna say yes to someone I’ve never met, am I?
“I was kind of introverted. I had friends but they were with many different groups of people, so I was the president of my drama society, but I was also captain of the dance team, and then I was in science fairs and all that stuff. I wasn’t part of a certain crowd; I bopped around. I didn’t have a lot of girlfriends, I kind of kept to myself.”