My phone’s dead, and I have to find the microwave to read the time: 8:12. Only bad news comes this early.
My favorite acting books are Stella Adler's 'The Art of Acting' and 'Sanford Meisner on Acting.'
Yarn, patterns, and needle sizes have come such a long way since your grandmother's afghans. Creatively, there is just so much to get into, so much to play with. It's an amazing way to turn inward and get off your phone.
On the farm, I had chores. I had a calf. We had a herd of cattle in the pasture. We'd go and get me a calf at a cow auction with Amish people, which I would raise. I gave it a bottle every day, in this cute little coop, like a giant dog coop almost. I've always been a big animal person.
I don't normally do shoots in bikinis - I'm just not that kind of girl. But for 'Maxim' I was like, 'Bring it on!' I wanted to wear the higher heels and the skimpier bathing suit. I figured I'd go for it!
What I'm doing is making sure that I have a balance, and that allows me, I think, to be a better actor and to more easily and quickly access all of the emotions on the scale. I make sure that I read a book on the weekend or read something or do my knitting or do the things that I need to do for myself, like 'Game of Thrones.' Get that balance.
'Bonfire' was kicking around for a very long time. It was an idea I wanted to explore for a television show. Then I was given this weird gift of time when 'Jessica Jones' finished season one. I got really organized and just kind of banged it out, but it took a long time. It took two years to even have a first draft.
When I'm breaking in a character like Jessica Jones, I have this amazing opportunity to create her backstory. It's all of the work that happens before I'm ever on camera... Writing 'Bonfire' was like doing all of that fun stuff; it was like 300 pages of prep work.
I have a new little stray dog that I've had for about a month now. His name is Mikey Mohawk - he's this little terrier with a natural Mohawk. My friend found him hit by a car on Pico Boulevard.
My gram taught me to knit when I was little, and then I came across my old knitting tools when I was cleaning out my closets after 'JJ' season one and got right back into it.
I try to drink a lot of water and always moisturize. When my skin gets cranky, I use Proactiv to keep it clear. That stuff really works.
Thematically, I like playing with the ideas of stuff that you try to bury, and you think will go away, but instead you carry it with you until it becomes crippling. And sometimes you have to look back and deal with some stuff in order to truly move forward.
I'm the only person in the entire world who has never see 'Dawson's Creek.'
I read the entire 'Alias' series. I devoured them.
My favorite face wash is Aveeno Foaming Face Wash, and I get it at CVS or Rite Aid. It's the best. It gets off makeup, but it's not drying, and you feel clean.
I love Tina Fey because she acts and she writes and she's hilarious and does a lot of different things.
'Daredevil''s a great show; I feel like 'Jessica Jones' is a great show, and I feel like they really are tapping into something.
I'm an actress, and I write, and I produce stuff. I have a guitar, and I have my knitting stuff. I have a lot of things going on; I love to not ever put all my energy into one thing fully.
When I moved back to New York, I saw a lot of girls knitting on the subway, and it had a bit of a comeback.
My Instagram is basically all knitting, my dog, and a little bit of 'The Defenders.'