The person I am is who I am. My life is my career, my career is my life. Even my private life - if it and my career bleed together so be it.
At the end of the day, you want to work with people you want to work with, regardless of what they've done. Being able to spend 15 hours on a set with somebody and enjoy every minute of it -- that's what it's really about.
This is a selfish business. And you have to be a selfish person. I can't help but be honest. It's written across my forehead. The majority of things I do on a day-to-day basis are for me. That's the way it has to be in this work.
I think I'm very sensitive. I just try to leave my baggage at the door. I don't want to carry my stuff into a working environment with me and I expect that from other people. If they can't do it, though, I'm surprisingly understanding.
I've been in situations that could have been chaotic. So far, I haven't had to get involved in the kinds of politics that can make a project a war zone. You've got to choose your battles and choose them wisely. You're dealing with a lot of egos, a lot of extremely, extremely "sensitive people" in commercial television production.