How did you get involved with Timeless?
It was really [series creators] Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. We were about to start our final season of Rectify and I had a month where, if I was going to do a pilot, I could. Shawn Ryan saw me do a pilot called Grace that Lesli Linka Glatter directed and Krista Vernoff created — and obviously Lesli Linka Glatter and Shawn Ryan had worked together many times before [on The Chicago Code and other projects]. I guess he had kind of kept me in mind for stuff, because that pilot was from five years ago. So in this month where I was like, “Oh, am I going to do a pilot?” my manager got the script from them. It was the only pilot that she sent me. I read that day, and then four other actresses who were auditioning for the role of Lucy texted me, “I just went in for this show. You have to play this part!” I was like, “What? You could play the part.” They were like, “No. When I read it, it’s you. That’s you.”
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