Emmy-winning actress is happiest when she's busiest
Q: How has your life changed during the course of all of this? We see how June has changed, but has yours changed much during the course of this show?
A: Yeah, it actually has. I think the most significant way for me is being a producer, which I had done a couple tiny films before but never done anything producer-wise on this level, and so that, kind of, has been the big change in my life — is taking that on as a new role.
I was very fortunate to be asked in the first season, and I’ve had an incredible opportunity to learn from (executive producers Bruce Miller and Warren Littlefield). I said that in the very beginning. I said, “I don’t want just the credit. I want to be able to participate, and I want to be able to help. I want to be able to also learn.” And I still am, every day, learning from all of our producers. So, for me, I think that’s the biggest change. And now I have a production company, and now we are doing a bunch of other stuff. So that would be the biggest thing that … I’ve taken on that has been different than before. It takes up more time than I think, honestly.
Q: With your added responsibilities, do you operate the best under pressure?
A: Yes, I do. I really do. It’s something I’ve learned about myself in the past decade, I suppose. I do operate really well under pressure. I love it. The more I have to do, the happier I am. And I don’t feel like it’s something that is a burden at all. I feel like it’s a privilege. And it’s also elective. No one’s forcing me to do this. And I love it, and I thrive on it.