Because that is a different ballgame! I would be looking for a different type of dance as all of the other kids in my class.
And you’ve been to a lot of dance classes?
I don’t think so.
What is it about dancing that appeals so much to you?
Asking permission. I really don’t know why it’s so important to ask.
Do your teachers approve of it?
All of them, except the class teacher.
What does she say?
She says, ‘I guess it would be OK if we did it that way. I didn’t learn how to dance and we had a dance lesson and we had a couple of dances that we made for each other.’ I was about eight, I think, and there was just so many girls in the class. So, it was pretty normal for me. I think it’s because I was so smart, and I think that, yeah, when I was a little bigger I just wanted it to be good enough that I would look normal for everybody and be able to be with everybody and feel like, OK, how do you feel? And so my parents would help and they would say something. And I would think, OK, OK, and then I wanted to be with them, and that’s kind of like a way of trying to communicate with people, when you’re kind of being a kid.
I was a dancer for a while and that was one of the things I wanted to do. And my stepfather wanted me to get into acting and that’s what I wanted to do when I was younger, so I applied to theater school and I went to L.A. and got into CalArts but my parents said, ‘Listen, we’ve talked to the school and they won’t let you in the school and you have to do your own thing and you have to learn your own dances.’ It was about one day and, like, I’m like, you know what, I don’t want to be in the theater. I want to be in something else, I don’t know, maybe music?
So what got you into the industry?
It’s always had something to do with finding a friend and finding someone whose work I wanted to be inspired by. Like, I was a big nerd for Star Wars, which is crazy. But I was just like, ‘Alright, I need to be like that as well. I need to look
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