There are such a lot of totally different layers right here. I am fascinated by the extent of fame or notoriety all of them reached, and the way so many individuals get trapped by this fantasy factor.
It is attention-grabbing, and I feel it is why persons are additionally so into this story. The entire New York fancy factor of all of it—the golf equipment and the eating places and the this and the that—and having a buddy who may help purchase your fancy garments and the title manufacturers and all these items. I did not know that world in any respect.
Your story specifically is so fascinating since you babysat for Connie Britton’s son earlier than you turned a working actor after which acquired Scandal…
After which I am on crimson carpets along with her and ABC occasions whereas she’s on Nashville! And I am there on Scandal and it is like, “What is going on? Is somebody going to say, ‘Katie, you do not belong right here. Get the hell out?'”
I am going to always remember at Paleyfest one 12 months once they confirmed the video of while you acquired the decision that you simply acquired the a part of Quinn on Scandal. You’ve got seen how impulsively these doorways open to you in methods you can by no means have imagined.
That is one thing that Rachel, I really feel, in all probability was very psyched to be handled in a different way than she might have been handled at work. Reserving everybody’s journey and reserving everybody’s eating places and this fancy photographer goes to shoot this celeb…after which impulsively she has a very good buddy who’s on the within. I feel persons are going to be very blended, however I’m very excited by that.
For some individuals to be like, “I am on Rachel’s aspect.” And for some individuals to say that they don’t seem to be on Rachel’s aspect. As a result of I felt the identical means. At first, earlier than I actually knew the internal workings of the story, I used to be like, “Oh, Anna Delvey is the good. She’s like a Robin Hood. She’s stealing from the firms, and it is so unfair. If a dude had achieved what she’d achieved, they’d by no means go to jail for it. Blah, blah, blah.” Now that I do know the form of internal workings of it, I am like, “Oh, she’s a…” And I am so inside Rachel’s story, I am like, “It is a full-blown sociopath.” She’s a loopy individual. She feels no empathy. She feels no regret.
Was there ever a time that you simply began feeling extra skeptical of individuals you have been round simply being on this trade?
For positive. There’s that complete factor of pretend it until you make it, the place while you’re a lowly actor arising and you’ve got plenty of aspect jobs, however you get a little bit performing job, and you are like, “Okay, discuss it greater than it’s,” to possibly make your self really feel higher or to make it appear to be you’ve got acquired one thing occurring when you do not. That is it on essentially the most harmless degree. However I feel I’ve seen it now the place it is simply plenty of BS. There’s lots of people which might be strolling a chat that is not backed up. I’ve a theater firm in L.A., so I work in a not-for-profit world and persons are like, “Oh I can get you to this individual, dah dah, dah, dah.” And I am like, “Uh-huh.” There’s so much. I am very skeptical of individuals’s actions versus individuals’s phrases, for positive. However I have been lucky to be working in Hollywood. Rachel was conned by con artists. I do not know if I’ve met a con artist. Have you ever?