She’s a maniac
Q: So how did you get inside this troubled character’s head?
A: They sort of created it based on this video that I had done. It’s sort of a fake orange juice commercial where I play a suburban mom talking about what happens when you give your kids the wrong orange juice and then she goes off on this sort of maniacal, dark tangent. So I always like to go dark. I love going really dark so I just let myself go there for Chassie.
Q: How much improv do you get to do?
A: All the dialog is scripted and it’s so funny. Paul Dinello writes just like the funniest things to say. Because it’s a sort of craft and homemaking show, there’s a lot of physical stuff so we get to improvise a lot with that. And I love props comedy and Chassie has this purse that she never takes off her arm and so it’s fun to try and butter philo dough with a purse dangling into the dough and butter and things like that.