'Life Lessons in the Form of Scripts'
You've played such a diverse range of roles. What role would you absolutely love to play? Your dream role…
I think I've probably had them all. They've all been dream roles for one reason or another. It's in the people that I meet, or the character herself, or the location, or what I learned, or the challenges—the things that you have to go through in order to realize this person's life journey on-screen. Whatever it is, they've all been dream roles. And it sounds like such a cliché to sit here and say 'More, more! What’s next?' It feels a bit greedy and gluttonous, so I won't do that.
What kind of roles do you prefer?
It depends on what's going on in my personal life, what I've just done. I sort of naturally gravitate towards things that might be a nice antidote for whatever it was that I was experiencing before professionally or whatever is going on in my life—what are you hungry for, what do you need in your life? It's kind of funny, it's almost like my life lessons come in the form of scripts.
I did this film because I wanted to laugh. I'd been away and I'd been working on things that require a lot of cerebral commitment, a lot of intense, introverted moments on set and I wanted to play, I wanted to work, and I wanted to laugh. I wanted to not be the girl who has to go away in the corner with her iPod and focus on negative feelings while everybody else is telling a joke. I wanted in on the joke. And I thought, oh what fun to go and laugh every day on the set with this great group of people and play, and just experiment with the physical comedy and see how much more ridiculous we could make a scenario. It was exactly what I was hoping for, and I got it and I loved it and I had such a nice time.