Here’s what the 35-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On accepting her Hart of Dixie role: “The more I thought about it, the more I realized that no one else could play her. I wanted to take a character that was, on paper, a very rigid classic Southern belle and turn her into someone whom you really understood. I wanted to show the root of where her fear came from- the loss of her mother, the concern about being abandoned, the idea that if she were perfect, she would be of value again.”
On her appreciation for fashion: “Fashion is one of the only mediums that allows you to express who you are without saying anything. Because my mother was a seamstress and because I grew up with Alexander Wang and Valentino, I really appreciate the artistry of fashion and why what they create is important. Clothes can make us feel beautiful; they can make us feel confident, or relaxed. Fashion is a powerful form of self-expression.”
On being a mother: “When you have a child, you realize that he’s all that really matters. It’s so easy to get caught up in the illusion of what this industry is all about, to get stuck on my personal hang-ups. But then I look at James and remember that tomorrow is a new day.”
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