When you move to a new city, you have to go on walking tours and rent DVDs about it and stuff like that.
You have to know about it so when your parents visit you can say things like “That’s the house where Ben Franklin signed the Statue of Liberty.” If you move to a new country, you have to like it.
It ended up being a great (if unwelcome) acting lesson.
I went from “Quarterlife” to shooting a high-profile comedy pilot called “The Washingtonienne” for HBO.
About 12 months later we were told it wasn’t going to get picked up after all. I love everyone at HBO, loved the other two females leads on the pilot, and I loved working with our producer, Sarah Jessica Parker.It’s a small role in the middle of the film, when Jean Dujardin decides to write and direct his own “jungle” movie.I’m the damsel in distress trekking with him through the jungle.I was then cast in “The Artist,” which was an extraordinarily magical experience.Heidi Levitt, who cast me in my first feature film, “Lakeview Terrace,” a few years earlier, was casting and I was so excited to go in and read.
Now we arrive at the fairy-tale ending, literally and figuratively.