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Andrea Martin
January 15, 1947 -
Nationality: Canadian
Category: Actor
Subcategory: Canadian Actor

For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I'm going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better.


I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.


I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.


I think probably, the makeup artists don't really know how long it's going to take until they really work with your face and they kind of mold it and build it as they're going along.


Now my way of doing it is I always get disappointed, but there's always a level of high quality.


And, I'd never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.


The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A. raising my children, and when they went to college, I packed my bags along with them and came to New York and looked for parts in the theatre, because that's always what I preferred doing.


Oh yeah, I'm about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards.


I don't like sitting around sets - I don't like the unpredictability of it.


It's really important to me to keep growing and keep finding new things.


Here's probably a short answer - I never feel in this piece that I'm stepping out and being Andrea Martin. I always feel like I'm Golde, so whatever Golde would do within those realms, that's what I would do.


When I started out in Canada, I did a lot of voice-overs and commercials.


I like to know where I'm going to be at seven o'clock.


But I am Armenian and I understand what it is to lose a country and lose a family and have massacres and genocides and everything against my people.


I could have stayed in L.A. and done sitcoms for awhile and will probably go back and do one I hope.


Of course it's difficult to turn anything down when Mike Nichols calls you personally.


I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.


I'm sick of the treadmill.


I don't like to cry in public, unless I'm getting paid for it.


I love the comradery of doing theatre that you don't get in film.


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