Q: What was your reaction when you read the DOOR TO DOOR script?
A: I immediately wanted to do the project. I thought it was one of the best things I had read in a long time. I love everything about it -- the story, the people, the humor and the drama. The part was great: She's this real spitfire who assists someone with cerebral palsy. She doesn't have one patronizing bone in her body, and she believes that Bill doesn't have any real obstacles. He just needs a little extra help. I also loved that the story spanned so many years. It has epic proportions to it.
Q: What is it about this story that you think will attract the audience?
A: The story isn't about an affliction but about a man and who he is as a person and what he's meant to others' lives. It's about a piece of American tradition that is gone forever. It's a very subtly written piece with a powerful message.
Q: What is the connection between Shelly and Bill?
A: I think there's something about her personality that is defined by Bill Porter and she needs him to feel whole. I also think he's a very important figure to her -- he's someone that she looks up to. I don't think it's altruism that keeps her working for him. I think she just loves him. She really loves him.
Q: Is it difficult to play an actual person that is still living?
A: Even if something is a true story, I think, as an actor, it's your responsibility to put your own stamp on it. You have to make decisions about the character that might not have anything to do with the real person.