I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them.
I think, as an actor, when you're starting off early in your career, you're kind of just seeing what lands. But 'Veronica Mars' definitely primed me to look for surprising, dynamic women. It took me awhile to realize how cool that job was.
As a kid, I loved going to lots of thrift stores with my parents. There was a period where I thought it was embarrassing, and then I started to get older - I realized they were really cool.
I'm really excited about this generation of young women that can look at a screen and see some brown people in space.
We have this real problem as human beings to put people on pedestals - with celebrities, with historical figures - and we forget they're humans just like us.
Cultural change always precedes political change.