The junkie ex-model in the movie has that intense rant about rich girls like your character moving to New York and driving out whatever is interesting about the city.
I guess I’d have to say that I was kind of one of those girls that moved to the city. I didn’t live here 15 years ago, but it’s fairly obvious to me that New York isn’t what it used to be, especially now the wealthy are taking over the city. Everybody else had to move to Brooklyn, and now that’s being taken over and rent prices are skyrocketing. I think it’s really sad the artist community isn’t able to live here because of financial status.
And you live in L.A. or New York?
I live in L.A., but I’m back-and-forth a lot. They’re so different. I don’t even think you can compare. I’m such a California girl. I know I’ll always end up there. But New York definitely has an energy that L.A. doesn’t have. The people in general here are just cooler in every way—also, the fact that it stays open all night. Bars stay open until 4 in the morning instead of closing down at 2 a.m., which makes a big difference in how you live your life, and your nightlife and your social life is just different here.
Do you go out a lot? What are your favorite hangouts?
I guess I really love what Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield do together. I’m in, The Spotted Pig, The John Dory, The Rusty Knot is one of my favorite bars; Happy Endings, where you can go dance to old-school hip-hop.
When you were in L.A., I understand you were a pizza-delivery girl on campus at UCLA?
That was definitely a humbling experience. I thought in the beginning a female pizza delivery girl would at least get a dollar tip, and that was not the case with UCLA students. I delivered to many stoned boys at frat houses and a couple of times I was mistaken to be a stripper dressed as a pizza girl. Other than that, I was happy to have the job. I needed the money, but it was not my favorite.