(on her role in Beautiful Creatures (2013)) First off, I had to do a lot of research, because I personally am Jewish, I was bat mitzvahed, so I had no idea. She's evangelical and religiously extreme, so I went to a lot of evangelical churches and talked to a lot of people. I tried to understand that perspective. In no way did I judge it, because I couldn't judge it, obviously, because if you judge the character and the character's viewpoints and feelings and community, that's what religion is - a community - then it's not going to feel real to your or the audience. And with the people I met, no, it didn't seem forced or exaggerated.
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