Has acting always been your dream?
Acting has always been my number one dream. When I was younger, I did it more just as a personal passion and school was my career. I always thought this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life, but I always left the door open in case I wanted to do other things. But it’s pretty much been my number one forever.
What’s one role that you’re still dreaming of doing?
I’ve always wanted to play Cleopatra. I’m a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan and I loved her Cleopatra. I love playing strong, powerful women who own their sexuality. I’ve never played an addict and I would love to do that.
Who’s been your favorite character to play so far?
I enjoyed them all for different reasons. I have to say I loved this miniseries for Showtime called Feasts of All Saints. That’s probably one of my favorites because it was so different from anything I’d gotten to do and I got to spend time with Anne Rice which was like a dream.
If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
I’ve always been fascinated with Einstein, so I’d love to chat with him and pick his brain. The one person if I could spend time with would probably be my grandmother who passed when I was one.
For those who don’t watch, what is the premise of Teen Wolf?
The story of Teen Wolf is about owning your own power and coming into yourself. We all have these callings where we have to step up and be a larger version of ourselves. Scott (Tyler Posey) has to make that transition from a boy to a man who has great responsibility. I think it’s a really powerful message. My character is the guidance counselor and a lot of other things that are going to be revealed. Her and a couple of other characters are keeping the balance between good and evil.
What are your thoughts on the supernatural?
I feel there is so much more going on beyond our senses. I don’t know if anyone knows for sure, but I definitely feel like there’s much more to this existence that we encounter in a human way. Nature itself is so miraculous. Birth is miraculous—a human being grows inside your stomach. That’s magical to me!
What is it like working behind the scenes on Teen Wolf?
Every set is different, but this particular set is fantastic. Not that I have been on any bad sets, but there’s always a different vibe because people have different energies. It just seems like everyone is so excited and believes in what they’re doing. I’m not there everyday and I’m not someone who puts myself in the position to give advice, but if anyone were to ever come to me, I’d happily do that.