Even though New York may be a more inspiring city, I get more inspired thinking of L.A., in a way. My life there was so much more simple in mind, and quiet.
Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom’s an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.
For me writing and acting all comes out of the same place, a compulsion to review and connect to something. For me they are more similar than different.
I started playing music when I was really young.
I think children in general have a very hard time – at least I did – expressing any pain because I didn’t want to hurt the people that I loved.
I think in L.A., in terms of the music scene, it’s a really strange place. It’s really hard to get the feeling that something’s happening, or the feeling that something can make it out of there.
I think songs and visuals are so evocative of each other.
One of the benefits to television is that you’re with these characters for years, you know them so well.
When I was a teenager, if you’d asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love.
Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it’s a very safe place.