You're as strong as the actors you're working...
Nia Vardalos Quotes
You're as strong as the actors you're working with, your partners.
About the author
Born: 24 Sep 1962
I always kind of wanted to be on 'CSI.' I'm kind of addicted to that show right now. I've never gotten to die in something, and I know that's a little gruesome, but I just think it would be really fun - I'd make it as dramatic as possible.
My style is chic, streamlined and original. I don't like to wear the same things as other people - I push boundaries. Growing up, I was really excited about costumes.
I like my heels as high as we can get them. I show skin where it is appropriate.
As a little girl, I was athletic: 'Oh, mom, look at me. I can do cartwheels.' I was one of those annoying kids. I craved the spotlight. I had the feeling since I was little that the stage was my home.
I honestly don't know how many pairs of shoes I have - about 100 in use. It sounds so bad. I splurge when I work hard.
If all the shows on television were about happy, functional relationships, first of all I don't know how many role models there are out there, sadly. And secondly, who would watch? Drama is conflict.
Actors tell stories and we play different characters, and not all of them are healthy.
When you get pregnant, you start reading pregnancy books. Everything has been pretty textbook. It's amazing how they can say, 'This week, this might happen,' and it kind of does. I had typical nausea the first trimester, which was no fun. And extreme tiredness.
I think professionally I admire people and the way they've handled their careers and being in the media. But the people that I used to inspire me and keep me going were my peers in Toronto - I would see the same girls going to audition after audition, and their resilience to do it again, and I found that inspiring.
I'm always drawn to strong female leads, so that's what drew me to 'Lost Girl.' I was a 'Buffy' fan and watched it with friends every week. I was also a big fan of 'Alias' when that was on - they both had strong female leads, and that's what draws me in the most.