Davalos of Reunion on Fox...
were your high school years like?
difficult. I hadn't found my own skin yet. On the other hand, I
think I had, which was part of the problem. I never had a group of
friends. I traveled incessantly when I was a kid. I was a nomad. I
had trouble with groups of people. I was terribly shy. I'm trying
now as I get older to get over it.
Lindzi.com: How do you deal with press situations like this one?
Right before, I'm going, "Oh my gawd. Is it over yet? Just try and
keep it together." But ultimately I'm here to work for the show, so
I'm comfortable with that.
do you relate with your character?
Alexa Davalos: Any young woman can relate to her innocence. In one
hand, you know exactly what you're doing. You've got a plan and life
is good. On the other hand, something happens and you go, "Oh my
gawd. What am I doing? This isn't my life." She's in a huge
transitional period trying to figure out what's right and wrong and
what she needs and what she wants and what she's going to do.
you go through a transitional period in your personal life?
Alexa Davalos: When I was eighteen or nineteen, sure. I had moved to
New York. I was by myself trying to figure it out. We all think
we're invincible at a certain point until we wake up and realize
we're not. That's the realization she's having right now.
you weren't acting, what would you be doing?
Alexa Davalos: Photography. If I'm not working, I have a camera
glued to my eye. I would love to direct. Before I started acting...
before I could admit that's what I wanted to do, I was working in
New York in a theater as an assistant director. That was the
beginning for me. Theater.
did you mean "before you could admit" you wanted to act? Who
couldn't you admit it to?
Alexa Davalos: My mom's an actress and her father as well. As a
child, people would always ask, "Are you going to be an actress like
your family?" I'd always say no, knowing full well that I wanted to.
It's a really hard life on a lot of levels. The general public
doesn't get that sense. They have a sense that it's fun and
glamorous and gorgeous and everyone's happy. And it's not. And
growing up in it, seeing the highs and lows and ups and downs, I
wasn't ready. Until I was. I couldn't start for a long time.