The Very First Mistresses Daily
Written by Megan Crouse - May 3, 2014
1. What was it like being the latest addition to a series in its second season?
It’s so much fun to be a part of a show that you actually watch. Plus, “Mistresses” was ABC’s #1scripted show last summer, so everyone’s excited to be back. They couldn’t be more welcoming!
2. What attracted you to the show and your character, Anna Choi?
I love that the show is about women, about thinking that you were supposed to have it all together at some point and realizing that you don’t, and about doing the best you can with a little help from your friends. I LOVE Anna. Her heart is so innocent and good. She’s lost and trying to find her way. I think everyone can relate to that at some point.
3. Can you give us a little background or preview of your character this season?
The storyline has so many twists and turns, I’m even having a hard time keeping up, but definitely enjoying the ride. With Anna, what you see is not what you might get, but she’s a good person, sometimes too trusting, and just dealing with feeling exposed. Yunjin Kim’s character, Karen, really champions and guides her.
4. What's a typical day like on set (working with the cast and crew, the writing, the atmosphere, etc.)?
We mostly shoot everything at a studio. When I get to set, I drop my things off in my dressing room, and usually head straight into hair/makeup where those goddesses put my face together at sometimes ungodly hours. While the crew sets up lighting, camera blocking etc, the actors usually get to rehearse with the director, or I’ll have some downtime to work on my scenes in private. Then, we really go to work and get to the fun stuff.
Yunjin set the bar for me the first day, when she pulled me aside and asked if I wanted her to do anything different or if I needed anything else from her when we went in for my first close-up. That’s pretty much never heard of and so incredibly gracious. I realized the level that we’re playing at, and try to meet it each time. The writers and directors are always so open to my questions and suggestions, and really make it a collaborative effort. There’s no ego on set. Everyone’s there to create something that’s hopefully fun for everyone else to watch at home. The crew guys are awesome too. They’re always cracking me up in-between shots, which is nice since a lot of the material can get pretty heavy.
5. Lastly, If you could describe your character in one word, what would it be?
Season 2 of Mistresses Premieres Monday, June 2 at 10/9c on ABC!
I would like to send a huge thank you to Catherine, her Manager and assistant, for taking the time to answer my questions about the upcoming season of Mistresses. You are an amazingly kind person Catherine and a great actress. I can't wait to see "Anna Choi" in Season 2!
Also, special shout-out to Monica T. for giving me this great idea. Thank you!
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