I work out like a maniac and I spray tan a lot. Genetics were kind, but I work very hard.
Everything about being a teenager and not feeling like you fit in is just magnified by being a mutant!
You gain and lose different things in different mediums or different sectors of different mediums. There are liberties you get on tiny indie films in terms of not having to be designed toward a marketing demographic.
Just because I do what I do doesn't mean I escaped adolescence, all the bumps and bruises that go along with it.
I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.
Everyone is usually screwed up in some way and that is usually where the work comes in - figuring out how to make it believable and make it real to present someone's problems that you don't necessarily actually know anything about.
Stubborn people get themselves in a lot of trouble, but they also get things done.
Sookie is always in distress, it wouldn't be 'True Blood' if someone wasn't trying to kill her.
We all had to learn Southern accents. It wasn't a big research show. With the 'Wounded Knee' project, I locked myself in my apartment with history books so I would know what we're talking about.
There's nothing more exciting as an actor than getting to do something that you're not entirely sure that anyone would let you do, and getting to take a big jump in a completely different direction.
My sexuality is something I'm completely comfortable with and open about. There's a lot of prejudice toward us but the more people talk about it, the less of a big deal it will be. And that will be better for everyone.
I get paid to do the thing I love most, and maybe that makes blending into the crowd impossible sometimes, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I don't know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who's better than the other person shouldn't be part of why we're doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.
Well, the years from 10 to 20, when your body, mind and everything is like changing every five minutes, can be pretty torturing. And most of the interesting characters, I think, are somewhat tortured or torturous. I'm 20 now, so I'm only just an adult.
I don't know what it is that I'm doing, but I'm really enjoying myself. And I'm free to do it as much as I want.
I like shows or films or books that have messages but don't beat people over the head with them.
I think it's an amazing quality to be able to roll with the punches and not be totally ruined as a person because life's been rough for you. That's a really admirable way to go through your life.
Sookie is about as radically different from me and a lot of the work I've previously done as you could possibly come up with.
It's great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you're leaving your other life behind.
I still don't really think about acting that much. I just do it.