I moved to L.A. and did a couple of pilots and a couple of series, and I was frustrated at the time, because it's a very frustrating business, especially for women. I hit a wall, and said I'm tired of auditioning for the bimbos and young, naïve girls. I went back to school for environmental and interior design and told my agent I was just not interested in anything unless it was brilliant or showed women as intelligent. One day my manager called and said there's this great script you should read. My first reaction was, 'Ugh, lesbians for cable? It's going to be the 'Red Shoe Diaries'; I'm not interested!' She said, 'Just read it, it's different.' And she was right, that was the only project I auditioned for that whole summer and my life changed.