you’ve got big hair, a spray tan and braces. Did you enjoy the make-under? To have every Sunday night be a spray tan night is not fun [groans]. You have to sleep in it and shower in the morning, plus there was acrylic nail maintenance. The process of becoming Krystal was a lot more intense than one might think. The show has a dark, offbeat humour, which is a hallmark of a lot of your work. I like satire; I like characters that are rough or out there. I gravitate towards what I want to see – I want to be a part of that, this seems fun to me. I love how reactionary Krystal is. She’s fiery. It takes a lot of energy, but it’s really fun to play. Of your many films and TV shows, which are you most surprised that people want to discuss? I’m always pleasantly surprised when people want to talk about [2011’s] Melancholia. That movie is so cool, it’s about depression – which is really [as it’s portrayed]. I’m proud of it. On Becoming A God In Central
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“I may have been mature somewhere in my soul, but I was still playing with Barbies off set”