When I was going on auditions, it was nerve-racking. I’d always say to my mom that it would be awesome if I could get a series. When Modern Family came along, I said, ‘You know what, Mom? I believe I’m going to get this role.’
I’m a ’70s mom, and my daughter is a ’90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
When I was six years old my friend was auditioning for ‘Annie,’ and I decided I wanted to audition with her. My mom was worried I would fall flat on my face because I’d never opened my mouth to sing, so she sent me to vocal lessons. I did the audition and fell in love with the entire process of a show.
When I was a kid, my mom used to run the vacuum cleaner, and the noise would bother me so much that I would run into the woods to calm down. I feel like that vacuum cleaner has been on since I moved to New York City.
My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I’m not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it.