One of the things I admire most about millennials is they celebrate individualism, and their singularity is encouraged. To be different is to be cool as opposed to weird.
Coming from the theatre, I have played some fabulous characters where I get to wear gowns, and I get to be a princess or someone from the 1920s, or I get to wear showgirl costumes. I'm used to wearing a wardrobe that changes how I feel. It's a bit of an outside-in approach - so often, the clothing can reveal so much about a character.
So I'm studying ballet every day and really training so people will see me as a ballet dancer, which no one's seen before.
Every character I've played is goofy, but it has to have some type of reality.
My No. 1 piece of advice, especially for someone who's an actor-singer-dancer - a triple threat, they're called! - people say, 'What's the most important?' I always say acting. Without knowing why you're singing or what you're singing about, it's just noise. And without knowing why you're moving your body, it's just flailing of arms.
It's weird to have leisure - to have time off. I'm not used to it.
I'm used to working hard. Theater can be very grueling, and that's all I've ever known. It's what I've done for 20 years, which is crazy.
I'd had the theater background for so long that I know that world inside out; I just didn't know the pace of how a TV set works, like how a show shoots.
One thing I think I'm really proud of is that I started taking care of my skin at a young age.
I feel incredibly passionate about 'Bunheads,' but the network was not supportive of the show, and you have to have that.
You can't be afraid. You have to be open. I feel like I've always been a leaper, and I've always leapt into things without thinking.
I know there's Botox and all these skin-firming treatments, but I'm afraid they'll make me look weird.
I think a lot of your 20s is trying to figure out who you are - you're on your own; you've got you first job. You've got your first apartment. You're living away from your parents. You're just discovering who you are.
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino gave me such a gift with 'Bunheads,' and to give me this gift of going on 'Gilmore Girls' was beyond. It was awesome.
I started dancing when I was four years old and then was in class until I was about 20 years old or so, and then primarily was dancing just in shows that I was doing, but not really studying and training.
I don't deny myself anything - I do whatever I want in the moment - but I feel like moderation is the thing that can really sustain you for the rest of your life.
I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies.
I'm single. I just moved to a new city. I'm sort of starting over. I'm in Los Angeles. I don't really know what my life is right now. It's not what I thought it'd be at 37, and I think a lot of people can relate to that.
I'm incredibly hopeful - in many ways, still very naive. I think a lot of that has helped me. My sort of naivete has sort of gotten me in trouble at times, but I haven't stopped myself from doing things.
I'm a fan of originals and classics, but I'm also a fan of new ideas.