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  1. I’ve done so much theater, and yet I never had an experience like ‘The Normal Heart.’ We could feel the reaction of the audience every night. It was visceral.
  2. I think in any form of acting, you’re always well served if you’ve done theater.
  3. There’s no audience to wonderfully get in your way when you’re doing a single-camera anything, whether it’s a sitcom or drama or film. And I do mean that in the best way.
  4. I love seeing tennis up close.
  5. I was a very shy child.
  6. You just have to speak up. You just have to say, ‘I would like to do this,’ and it’s amazing what people who listen can do for you.
  7. I couldn’t tell you a good, bad or ugly pilot just from reading it, but I can tell you a character I want to play.
  8. If I ever wrote a script myself, it would be strongly emotional material.
  9. I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. There are some interesting facts I could share, but I don’t want to share that part of myself.
  10. My choices in projects have all been character or role-based, and on a financial level, it’s obvious: as an actor on a TV series, I get a wonderful paycheck, and a consistent paycheck, which doesn’t always happen when you’re doing theater or movies.
  11. Theatre was my first love. I can’t take the theatre out of me. And I wouldn’t want to. To me, it’s home.
  12. It’s a shame, but every time I get something scientific in the script, I read up to find out what I’m talking about — but then I’m on to the next script and it’s forgotten.
  13. I was a very shy child. I remember being in a kindergarten open house with my mother and children saying ‘Hi’ to me, and I still remember feeling this way — but I don’t know why — but I wouldn’t even say ‘Hi’ back. I was that shy.
  14. In L.A., I have more of a yard existence, and so I enjoy walking my two little dogs in New York — one’s a Maltese and the other’s a Shih Tzu.
  15. I would be horrible at Twitter. I wouldn’t know the answer to fans’ questions half the time — and the patience involved! I couldn’t imagine. I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say.
  16. I think intelligence is usually sexy until it becomes irritating. After that, you’re stuck.
  17. Well, I’m a big believer in ‘never say never.’
  18. To have a job you can count on as an actor is so rare, whether that means belonging to a regional theater company or being on TV.
  19. Apparently, all I do is walk my dogs. In L.A., I have more of a yard existence, and so I enjoy walking my two little dogs in New York — one’s a Maltese and the other’s a Shih Tzu.
  20. When I first started out in Houston, it was theater or bust. And I loved it. I still love it. And then I went to undergraduate and graduate school for acting.

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