Well, that's one of the great parts of being an actress, isn't it? You get to cater to so many different big dreams? 

A: Exactly. When I was doing Just Shoot Me, I got to go to Allure magazine and be editor for a day. That was really cool. What I like about acting and the research that goes into it is that in a very short time you can delve in and become an expert on something—learning what the people are like who do it, what personality traits make them suited for the job, what it is that's exciting about it. It's like being a student of life, or of people. 

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