I love film sets, but I don`t necessarily love being the center of attention. As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress. I`m not just blond and 5 ft. 4 in. - on why she stepped behind the camera
I just always loved to sing, but I was always too chicken. I got a wonderful singing teacher in Los Angeles, and I would sneak into his studio and work on technique and sing songs and skulk out, and that was as far as I got. That was years ago, so I finally said to my agent, `I think I need to try the singing thing.` And they`re like, `What? You can sing? You`ve been working how many years and you never told anybody this?` So I auditioned and somehow ended up here. I don`t know how it happened.
This is a move directly from my shower onto the stage, from singing in my shower to Broadway. - on her Musical debut (2003)
I learn a lot from acting, but it`s not my natural way. I can`t help but write; I do it all the time. It`s a condition of being for me. I think I am a writer, but professionally I feel drawn to and suited for directing. As far as producing, I like to facilitate other people`s good work. With acting I like to be in ensemble pieces.