While I was growing up all over, in all my different schools, I was always doing theater, auditioning for plays. I have passions, and I was passionate about human rights. I am passionate about human rights. What’s interesting is that what I’m doing as my profession — what’s bringing in, you know, the money — has switched. Now I’m working with a wonderful woman’s charity in my off time, and I’m acting now, for money or whatever. It’s just swapped for me.
But I went to the audition with the intention of being a very honest woman and saying, “Look, thank you very much, but I’m not a host. I’m not interested in hosting. I just want to do theater, so thank you.” Before I could open my mouth, they said, “Just so you know, every episode shoots in a different city around the world, so tell us what you know about design.” And I guess this is the point where my acting skills kicked in because I said, “Well, you know, my father’s an architect so I really grew up in that world of …” I don’t even know what bull came out of my mouth, but it was wonderful. I got that job, I got to travel around the world for two years while I got my degree.
I also had a hosting position on a home and garden television show — which is a joke if you ever see my apartment. My dad says it looks like I just got robbed. There’s like a couch, a coffee table, some cardboard boxes, and a T.V. So I was like, “Oh no, I can’t host the show, this is ridiculous.”