OF ‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’ ON NETFLIX
Last season, your character Penelope fought depression. How is that to play as an acting challenge?
I find it exciting. I don’t find it challenging. I don’t find anything that
I do with this character on this show challenging. I find it very exciting to be able to interpret that, to be able to represent that for people that have depression, that have anxiety. Of course, you want to get it right so you have questions, you talk to people that will talk to you about what they struggle with and you try to put that into your performance. But I just find it super-exciting. I never find anything challenging about this character or about this show.
The one thing that kind of got me in the beginning was the live audience. I was like “Whoa!” I had to figure out how to do my job well and not worry so much about entertaining them all the time. Because, you know, there’s going to be a take that’s not going to work, you’re going to try something else, you’re going to have to do another take. And when you find that balance of the live audience, which is incredible because they give you so much energy, but also the balance of doing your job because the fourth wall is broken. So that was the challenging part in the beginning, and now that to me is also exciting.