So I wanted to ask you about how this season of You're The Worst is kicking off. How does it feel to be in the midst of season two?
It feels great. I mean, we’ve been stopped shooting since about a month and a half ago, so it’s so nice to be able to watch with everyone else, and revisit and remember my sort of summer camp of fun. It’s a really fun job. It’s fun to watch and share with everyone.
It looks like you’re having an absurd amount of fun with this character. What is your favorite thing about her?
I like that she’s both a total mess and completely competent in life. I think it’s really fun to play someone who has many contradictions. You know, she’s a total mess in the event of garbage bags, but then she’s actually quite good at her job, and you know, takes care of her clients. I think she’s sort of a badass and can be very blunt and selfish and then also incredibly vulnerable and unexpectedly kind. I think I just like that she’s a big contradiction. Like most of us are in real life, and you often don’t get to play all sides of people and characters tend to be one thing or another and I like that she is many things. I think all the characters in the show have that. That’s just good writing.
It’s one of those characters that is so relatable, it’s almost hard to separate the actor from the character. What is one thing that you guys have in common and what is one thing that you guys don’t have in common at all?
The thing we don’t have in common at all is that I’ve been in a relatively healthy relationship for 10 years, and I’ve never really had a problem with monogamy. I’ve always been in relationships. So, that’s a big difference between the two of us. The thing that’s similar about us, besides out height, is that we are both… I struggle constantly—I am actually trying to clean up my apartment as we speak—I am definitely someone who comes in and takes off all my clothes and leaves them everywhere. Leaves everything everywhere. I’m not necessarily as dirty as she is, but I’m definitely a messy person and constantly trying to keep my mess under control. When I was at college, I remember a teacher coming into one of the rooms I was in and just being like, “Who’s life is this?” 'Cause my stuff was, like, spread out throughout the room. So I can identify with her inability to keep tidy for sure.
Yeah, you’re not one of those people who has the saying, your life space reflects your brain space or whatever, your apartment space reflects your brain space.
No. I mean, when I have guests over, I work very hard to hide it and to clean it all up. Without that threat of exposure, I am kind of a mess. I am always losing stuff because I can’t put stuff away. Like, there is a pole near the door for your keys, just put them there every time and you will always know where they are. And of course, the one time I put them on the pole, I walked out of the house without my keys. So, I’m a little scatter-brained.
I mean… Do you live in Brooklyn?
I feel like there’s this nice culture of being scatter-brained in Brooklyn. We all understand that we have an extended adolescence and we kind of give each other room to be that way. And it’s kind of awesome.
Mhm. I think in our culture, we’re much more forgiving of that stuff than we used to be, especially in New York where you have so little space. We’re all very forgiving of mess and clutter because you only have 600 square feet to deal with.