Writer-director-star’s seriocomic FX series returns for Season 3
Q: What makes you able to deal with so much at once?
A: My script supervisor will say, “I’d like to speak to Pamela the actor now.” And my first assistant director will come up to me and say, “I’d like to speak to Pamela the director now.”
There’s a danger of doing all the jobs so that you can be doing too much, so I know how to say, “Let’s sidebar that.” That’s one of my superpowers. You have to get to it, but there’s a time and place for everything, and you can’t juggle too much at one time.
Q: Your daughters Odessa (“Fam”) and Gideon (“The Mustang”) now have their own acting careers. Are you happy about that?
A: I love it when my kids have a purpose and a place to be. They’re working, and my other daughter is in high school.
I don’t believe in being one of those parents who says, “I want my kid to act.” They’re 21 and 18, and they can do whatever they want, but I just want them to be confident and healthy and to feel secure. And to allow themselves the space to fail and to keep going.