| I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.
| Well, yeah, but I probably wasn't as open about my desperation.
| And hey-the psychiatrist in the show is Italian also. So people are going to focus on what they want to focus on. There's not much you can do about that.
| It's hard to notice things without people noticing me and that takes some getting used to.
| I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do something large with her life, so I can relate to that.
| One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.
| I actually washed my window once, and it fell through - it was being held together by the dirt.
| I've watched those shows my whole life - being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life.
| When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say.
| My actual personality probably lies someplace between the two.
| There were a lot of times I wondered if I was deluding myself. I had nothing else to fall back on, but I never enjoyed anything else.
| I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago. Until then, I was just scraping by.