My whole family actually but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house.
There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven't been trained. It's really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it.
Gary Ross is amazing. He's just - he always has a billion ideas of what he wants but has a very clear perspective also he just makes it work. He really does. He's trying different things and making everything look amazing.
Every time I sit in the audience and watch a show that I have been involved with it is such an amazing feeling to see all those people around me knowing they are actually watching and enjoying something I have written.
I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there's nothing better than an amazing musical but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you've ever had.
What would be a show that I would rescue? If I could bring anything back it would be 'The Carol Burnett Show'. Tim Conway is just... I just watched him so many times do stuff over and over. He's just so amazing.
I had this really great amazing thing happen where I almost finished the book and I really needed to come up with an ending and I decided to go back and re-read the book and see if I could come up with an ending.
I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall so I didn't have a lot of cash. I took $1 000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar's Palace. So I stopped there and won $2 500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.
You know I was a kid when I went into 'Coronation Street' and I had an amazing time. I got some fantastic opportunities from Corrie and from 'Soapstar' and I'd never say they did anything other than help me.
I was friends with all different people and all different groups. And that led me to being friends with a few people who didn't even go to my school. Now I have the most amazing collection of friends of all ethnic backgrounds and upbringing and financial backgrounds.