Annabeth ... Daughter of Athena.
“Even if things are difficult or bad for you, the idea that there is something special within you is positive and true.”
Q: Growing up with two lawyer parents, were you the black sheep because you wanted to act?
A: No. When I was little, I thought about becoming a lawyer like my parents, and my mother would always tell me, “You can do anything you want—except be a lawyer.” Not like I couldn’t. [laughs] But my mom used to model when she was younger, before she went to law school, and I think she thought it was pretty cool. I think my parents saw that acting ultimately made me happy, even though it was a rough ride for a little bit. There wasn’t a ton of pushback about it. Which is interesting, coming from where I came from.
“Acting was something I gravitated towards when I was young. Movies always inspired me. There are so many stories in life that I feel it is important to tell and being part of telling them and inspiring other people is incredibly rewarding.”
You’re like a witch, you know!
I just wanted to have a high school romance, like to drink beer under the stars on a school football field and drive in some guy’s truck and go make out in the back of a bar wearing cowboy boots.