I haven’t had a lot of celebrities around me growing up.
My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn’t really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it.
But I didn’t even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life.
I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God.
I don’t think it’s always good to read lots of poetry.
I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan’s life. She treats God like a friend: she’s nice to him some days, and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help.
I could never say that one religion is wrong. I could never say that this person’s God is wrong, I could never say that someone is wrong because they don’t believe in God.
A lot of young poets today, from what I’ve heard and experienced, can’t get their heads past George W. Bush, and I’ve heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I’m kind of bored by it.
My advice is to make acting your second career choice.
A lot of people think I’m cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don’t want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction.
People who have seen me read usually come up afterwards and invite me to be a part of something.
My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don’t even know about, which is really sad.
I liked the humor of it, I’ve always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality.
People in real life cuss God out when they’re angry. That’s all real.
Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends.