Do you have any role models?
There are lots of amazing actresses of all ages who influence me and whose work inspires me, including Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett...and easily 30 others.
What is the hardest thing—and the most enjoyable—when you act?
Each project presents its own difficulties, be it a scene full of emotion, with tears, or a comedy scene in which you have to contain a laugh. Whatever the project, the challenge is often where you least expect it. But there is no better feeling than being absolutely present in the role at a specific moment, and enjoying it.
Do you have a lot of auditions in Los Angeles? Is it dreadful, difficult?
Auditioning is the biggest challenge for an actor: It’s intimidating, terrifying, it makes you vulnerable. There is nothing worse than having only one or two tries to prove yourself to a room full of producers and casting directors who are there to judge you. Each audition feels like a job interview. You have to learn how to put yourself on autopilot and forget the audition process as soon as you begin the scene. If, at the end, you start asking yourself questions about your performance and their reactions, it’s enough to drive you crazy.