What have you learned about life among the theatre and fashion folk?
They are easy pickings for belly rubs and sad-eyed looks. Also, technical rehearsals are the best. I love a 10 out of 12. Good napping, and those people who swank around in Mark’s costumes sneak you treats.
I picture you surrounded by sumptuous fabrics in your home. What are the perks to living with a designer?
I’m not sure I’d call it a perk, but I have a bed that matches everything else in the living room, which is covered in a VERY LARGE daisy print. My dots fade into it well, so I can be camouflaged, which is nice, but it does jar the eye! My servant, Mark, gets crazy with patterns. I’d prefer a nice grass lawn inside, maybe some bacon wallpaper, and cow bones.
What’s your favorite fabric?
Apparently, a VERY LARGE daisy print.
If Mark could design any costume for you, what would you want it to be? What would he want it to be?
I prefer my natural coverings, because frankly, I look as good as a dog can look. Mark (I may have mentioned he’s my servant) would dress me up as the guy in the top hat from the Monopoly game or a 1930’s newsboy or something. He lives in the past.
If you were to write a play, what would it be about? What style of playwright would you be?
Well, I am a product of my environment, so if I were to write a play it would be something tragic with a lot of messy eating scenes in it. With a spectacular musical number for our boss, Kurt. My style is very traditional: drunk at a typewriter in the middle of the night, smoking Luckies, and crumpling up actual paper pages. Very Lillian Hellman.