What drew you to the role?
Well, all of the above make for a fun day at work! But also, I'd never played such a loud, colorful and energetic character before, it was itching at me to do it. And of course there were some wonderful people behind the scenes of this project. Tate Taylor, Abe Sylvia, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Kim Cattrall... we're talking heavyweights!
What is something people will underestimate about Ginger? And how do you think women will relate to her?
I think some women will instinctively 'get her' but I think a lot will resist her for a while! Which is exactly how Ginger goes about life, and I hope that comes through. She's not there to be liked, she's there for a purpose - but - if she does make friends with you, you can count on her for real.
In Filthy Rich you star alongside Kim Cattrall, who of course portrayed Samantha on Sex and the City. Did you grow up watching the series? And how was working with someone who has portrayed such an iconic character?
I definitely watched the series, and it's still fun to watch. So many feelings: from awe, to excitement, to wanting to make sure she gets enough from me to play with... At the end of the day it's just great watching her be Margaret, it's so entertaining and she's phenomenal in this role!
If you were filthy rich, what would you do?
I'd buy theaters, I would produce art festivals, buy a house on a beach or a mountain top, I'd cover lawyer fees for certain cases — and I would build and fund art schools!