I also thought some people might like to see what I got in the mail! It was the cutest note and letter I have ever received. I cried so much and was so grateful! When he told me to “Be strong!” in it, it hit me right in the heart. I felt special and really really loved, and I felt Darren really understood me and wanted to hear my story. Thanks, Dare, for doing this! It meant so much!!
I think the violin is the root of almost everything I do, because there is an attention to detail and a precision, and it’s such a small margin of error. It’s an unbelievable training ground for so many disciplines. Again, it’s given me a particular penchant for harmonics and pitch and execution - and the dynamics of that sound - which goes back to my love of languages and my love of acting. In any scene work, talking is a musical function. A lot of actors, especially comedians, tend to be pretty well versed musicians. They understand cadence and phrasing. I think Bill Clinton would be a great example; he’s not a world-renowned sax player but he’s got a great sense jazz and timing. The bravado when he speaks comes from this sense of knowing how to land things.