I grew up in musical theatre and love to perform on stage.
I need theatre for my equilibrium, because in theatre the actors don't care so much about image, about celebrity - you are more independent. There is not the narcissism, maybe, that you find in cinema.
Even if the play is great, every day in theatre you have to question everything because the audience is new every day. I love that.
That's why I love theatre, because things happen in the moment. I think you work without being conscious that you're working.
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.
Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department.
I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays.
I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.
I started doing community theatre as a way to make friends, and that was when I caught the acting bug.
When I'm doing theatre, I feel like my life's on hold. Even though you might go out for a coffee, or go and see a film, your brain is still there, pulling you back to it.
Theatre is immediate, it's alive, you're there with the audience, it can't be done again and again and again and again, it's organic.
Theatre can't be done again and again and again and again - it's organic.
If I only did theatre I would have had to waitress, and I didn't want to waitress.
My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this.
The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film.
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