“Compared to New York, peaceful. [laughs]. I have a really incredible family, that was very supportive. [North Carolina] is where my love for acting started and my love for theater and movies. That’s where it all started.
I was going to ask about that. What initially drew you to the arts and to acting?
“My parents. They’re appreciators. They’re not actors themselves, but they would take me to see theater and I remember seeing a production of Les Mis and it just really moved me. I was like, ‘oh, I want to be up there doing it.’ Then, my mom forced me to audition for a play.”
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It’s also a movie—very old, classic. I was probably 13. I had the smallest part you could possibly have in a play, but I never stopped acting.”