You’ve been acting for over twenty years. What’s the key to longevity?
I don’t know if there’s a key to it. I just felt like I had no other choice. There was never any other options for me. There was never a plan B. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t do it. I never had a master plan. You have little goals along the way, but I think longevity in anything requires endurance.
When you’re not on TV, what are you watching?
I just did a binge of Orange is the New Black. When it was the last episode, I was like “Noooo!” (laughs). I’m also a big fan of Homeland and House of Cards. It’s easier for me to catch up on things on Netflix or On Demand. Some much time passes where I can’t watch TV, so I have to catch it on an off day.
We’re convinced you don’t age. What’s you’re secret?
That’s very sweet! I definitely think genetics play a huge factor. I don’t really have a routine or regimen and I think that’s the secret—the simpler, the better. I’ve been using the same products since high school. I feel like the more you leave yourself alone, the better. When people are constantly changing products and doing what the ‘new’ thing is—it drives your skin, hair and body crazy. Stick with what’s working and listen to your body. I’ve always been a water drinker. My mom never had soda and stuff in the house. I’m allergic to sunscreen so I don’t avoid the sun, but I don’t dwell in it.
What are some of those products you use?
I have really sensitive and dry skin, so I use Cetaphil cream cleanser. I’m a big fan of aloe vera. My mom had an aloe plant when I was younger and we used that for everything.
Have you had a set of actor friends throughout your career?
I’m definitely someone who isn’t on the scene. I have the same friends I’ve had for years. I have a couple of friends in the industry, but not a ton of actor friends. I go to work, I do my job and if a relationship develops organically, those are the longer lasting ones. I’ve got my same little group that I’ve had for 20+ years.