What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
I don’t know if I’m in a place to be handing out advice, but what I will say is when dealing with other people in this industry, it’s important to have a tough skin but not a thick one. It’s sort of implied, especially as an actor, but it applies to any women in this industry, that people are allowed to treat you in a certain way because you’re on the bottom of the totem pool and its your job to let it roll off you. But it’s important to be aware of how you’re being treated and know the limit of that. There will be people who are going to say shit to you and you’ll have to be like, “whatever, who’s got time for that.” But there is a line and you need to find it for yourself early on and demand it be upheld. It’s never a bad thing to demand respect from people. And I’ve been in situations where I’ve allowed people to treat me poorly because they felt as if they had power over me. There is something about this industry -and once again, my boss is the queen of everything and I love her eternally- but I’ve seen other people in this industry behave badly because they think that’s what industry people are supposed to do. It’s important to make sure you’re being treated the way you should be treated. Also be nice to people. It doesn’t cost you anything. I don’t know how many times I’ll hang up from a call and think, “that person was lovely to talk to.” And you remember those people. Just be nice and smart and all of the good things. @with2ts