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I started out in summer stock, and that’s really what I prefer.
– Andrea Martin
I think probably, the makeup artists don’t really know how long it’s going to take until they really work with your face and they kind of mold it and build it as they’re going along.
The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A. raising my children, and when they went to college, I packed my bags along with them and came to New York and looked for parts in the theatre, because that’s always what I preferred doing.
I like to know where I’m going to be at seven o’clock.
I’m sick of the treadmill.
Oh yeah, I’m about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards.
I could have stayed in L.A. and done sitcoms for awhile and will probably go back and do one I hope.
Now my way of doing it is I always get disappointed, but there’s always a level of high quality.
But I am Armenian and I understand what it is to lose a country and lose a family and have massacres and genocides and everything against my people.
I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
I don’t like sitting around sets – I don’t like the unpredictability of it.
And, I’d never done Tennessee Williams, and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.
Here’s the thing: I did one episode of Deep Space Nine, and I loved everybody that I worked with. People couldn’t have been kinder… But I had a really, really difficult time with the prosthetics.
Here’s probably a short answer – I never feel in this piece that I’m stepping out and being Andrea Martin. I always feel like I’m Golde, so whatever Golde would do within those realms, that’s what I would do.
When I started out in Canada, I did a lot of voice-overs and commercials.
For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I’m going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better.
Of course it’s difficult to turn anything down when Mike Nichols calls you personally.
I love the comradery of doing theatre that you don’t get in film.
I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States – not the kind of role I usually play – it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.
It’s really important to me to keep growing and keep finding new things.
I don’t like to cry in public, unless I’m getting paid for it.