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I feel like authenticity is a constant pursuit in this ever accelerating and disconnected world, and it circles back to communication. Being able to engage each other with a sense of compassion is a big part of that for me. So, first I surround myself with people who hold me accountable to my authentic self. Particularly people who have known me for many years, well before all the hoopla of my career. It’s more complicated to pursue authenticity when people have preconceived notions and ideas about my personality based only on a public persona. Old friends help me stay solid and committed to a truth that can be easily obfuscated by the chaos of my particular industry. I also have pets. They help remind me often of simplicity and unconditional love. Yoga. Meditation. A good book. A museum. A walk in Central Park. And always, always, always the theater. These things are essential for me.