I'll always be a dancer first.
I really liked that my character was Jewish, yet she wasn't a stereotype
It's an example of how well the shows were written and produced. The only way you knew Lilith was Jewish was that her son had a brit (ritual circumcision).
My parents are such great people,.. They wanted me to do whatever it was that I loved doing.
I'll always be a dancer first,.. Chicago.
It's always hard for me not to dance when I'm on camera; I've had great times doing (TV and movies), but physically I feel very restricted.
The Cheers' character Lilith is not based on the Jewish myth
The laughs are earned by the really well fleshed out characters.
People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well.
Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see.
You have to be aware. Like, I'm not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I'm not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I'm dancing now for 30 more years.
I don't see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don't define them separately, so I can't say one has helped the other, It's all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing.
If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections.