My character, Lucy, is this 27-year-old app designer who is about to marry the wrong guy, and starts getting text messages from herself, 10 years in the future, telling her not to do it. It’s the show that I’ve always wanted to make, in a way.
It’s really a story about friendship – she’s got her girlfriends there – and listening to yourself, figuring out who the right person is to settle down with, and creating the life that you want to be living in 10 years, so you don’t have so much regret about the person that you’ve become. We got really lucky because Sallie Patrick was one of the writers on , and she came on and rewrote this entire script for us.
She really is a perfectionist, and I really respond to that. I love the feeling of, “Oh my god, I have to keep trying. When she agreed to come on and do it, I knew I had a shot. Getting the first person to let me direct will also be a huge accomplishment.
Once I do, I’d love to be a huge television director. I could imagine me going more and more into that, as I age.
But, getting answers about your love life today from your older, wiser self, 10 years in the future, would certainly make you stop and re-evaluate.
In the new web series , Lucy Lambert (Shiri Appleby) has a secure job, great friends and a longtime boyfriend who has just popped the question.
Once you start to listen to your voice, you start to feel the power in that, and I definitely feel like I’m going through that now.
What is it about Liz Allen’s approach, as a director, that works well with the way you like to approach things, as an actor?This would be a great first opportunity for her.” Everyone was really on board, and it’s really taken off. We have over half a million views on the first episode, and over a million total. People are responding to it, so it feels really good, in a way that’s different then when you’re just acting. You can watch every TV show and every feature film on your computer.This is the first time that I’ve watched something really come alive, from the very beginning, and that’s a really creative experience. So, if you get past the ego of the fact that you’re doing a web series, it’s not like you’re doing anything different.She knew me really well, so we sat together, for over a month, with Liz Allen, the director, and really talked about a lot of things.We said, “What would you say to yourself, 10 years ago?When I’m acting, I love direction, and she’ll just work beats and give you tons of different notes, keeping the camera on and really exploring moments in scenes.