That being said, I pick and choose the projects I do -- I like to be paid top dollar but it doesn't drive me, it's not the thing that drives me in life. But, I'll sit it out. If I don't have an idea that I love or if something isn't presented to me that I really like or, for that matter, feel that I have a contribution to make, that I'll be able to come in and really dazzle people and do my thing, I just won't do it. Therefore, I feel like I have a reputation and I have a certain voice and, you know, I've carved out as much control as you can have, given that you don't have any control. And no matter how much talent you start out with...when I think about how many years it took me to actually get good at it, really, I kind of got by on talent or energy. It was good enough to get me more work, but it wasn't really good enough to get made. But when I look back on it, what really amazes me, more than anything, somehow or other I stuck with it. You know, I just had disappointments from other people, disappointments in myself. Sometimes I would go to bed for three days, with the covers over my head. But one of the qualities I value in myself is that I am resilient. Sometimes it takes me a longer time to be resilient than other times, but I wouldn't still be doing this if I weren't pretty resilient! I mean, it's very hard as an artist to stay sensitive and stay emotional, and at the same time be able to handle all the shitstorm that's coming at you all the time. And it's a really hard line to walk.
But a lot of the shows that you've worked on, have, surprisingly, been cancelled. [Robin laughs.] I mean, they've had a lot of critical acclaim, they're really good, the acting is tight, the writing is great, and I just think it would suck to believe in something so much and then just have it shit all over.
The worst for me was Almost Perfect.