Running is a great way to relieve stress and clear the mind.
I didn't even know Michele before we started the show but we became great friends, and still are.
So I had all the names, three names, and that's good to have on a soap.
Maybe some of my quest for success comes from Joan of Arc but there's no conscious part of Catholicism in my life.
I loved every minute of being Val but as I said before there were other acting muscles in my body that I wanted to use.
Knots was about the relationships that were built over many years.
Running is my church.
I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God.
It was understood that when I left to do the pilot that I wasn't coming back.
When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer.
You've got to realize that any lady on a soap is devoting her life to it, 24/7.
When you're on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes.
When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing.
They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out.