But I am Armenian and I understand what it is to lose a country and lose a family and have massacres and genocides and everything against my people.
Now my way of doing it is I always get disappointed, but there's always a level of high quality.
I don't like to cry in public, unless I'm getting paid for it.
I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.
It's really important to me to keep growing and keep finding new things.
When I started out in Canada, I did a lot of voice-overs and commercials.
For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I'm going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better.
I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.
I don't like sitting around sets - I don't like the unpredictability of it.
I like to know where I'm going to be at seven o'clock.
I love the comradery of doing theatre that you don't get in film.
And, I'd never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.
I could have stayed in L.A. and done sitcoms for awhile and will probably go back and do one I hope.
I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
I'm sick of the treadmill.
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