What do the delicate and doe eyed Abigail Spencer and I have in common? One could say that we both have brown hair & brown eyes. A fair and valid point. Or perhaps they would note that we are both actresses, and both work on “Suits.” True, indeed.
I am 33 years old today. And I am happy. And I say that so plainly because, well…it takes time. To be happy. To figure out how to be kind to yourself. To not just choose that happiness, but to feel it.
While my hair off-camera is generally pulled into a low bun or tousled and flipped from side to side (a frenetic and self-conscious tick I adopted for moments I feel anxious, the onscreen Rachel Zane hair is something that leaves little room for insecurity.
I blew it. That’s what I said to my agent after my audition for a pilot called A Legal Mind. “I kept forgetting my lines, I was distracted, and I blew it.
She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. Annie Dillard hit the nail on the head with that one. Because whether it’s to escape, to inform, to inspire, or to just turn off the world while you sit by a pool, I love getting lost in a good book.
Zane. Rachel Zane. The savvy paralegal/lawyer in training/confidante to Donna and Louis/lady to Mr. Mike Ross on Suits. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, an ambition that trumps (well) Trump, himself, and a closet that rivals Olivia Palermo’s (or Lauren Santo Domingo depending on who you fawn over).
Am I wearing Tom or Nina for this scene? That’s Suits speak for the $5000 Tom Ford skirt I find myself wiggling in to, or the Nina Ricci cashmere and lace sweater that will be delicately peeled off of my body (so as to protect the perfectly pointed craftsmanship) after a long day of work.