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Alexa Davalos of Reunion on Fox...

Lindzi.com: What were your high school years like?

Alexa Davalos: Very very 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?

Alexa Davalos: 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.

Lindzi.com: How 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.

Lindzi.com: Did 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.

Lindzi.com: If 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.

Lindzi.com: What 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.

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