Alia Shawkat has been my best friend since we were 11 years old, and we've just been through so many incarnations of ourselves with each other.The only thing you can count on is that things are always going to change.
" He thought I was cool, so that was an exciting leg up for me.[ I don't remember what my life was like before her. She's more than a best friend: She's my role model, she's a mother, she's a sister. fan in the universe, so for me to get to work with him..was hard for me to be cool around him.Let's do two Saturdays a month." There's always a place of compromise with the right people.If you can communicate that honestly, I feel like the right people will always understand. As I get older, every time I see a baby, I'm like "Do I want to have a baby with someone? " You get this tense thing of "I've got to lock this." I feel like, for me, for now, it just does not work that way. I see so much wonderful potential in everyone that I meet, and there's always something to learn from.You ask yourself, "Is my portion of what I'm putting into this balanced with what I want this relationship to be?
" If it is, then you can communicate that and go "Look, I'm married now, but I would love to make time with you.
I remember her in the waiting room before I went in for my network audition, and we got to talking and got along really well.
We ended up exchanging phone numbers and were like "Hey, whatever happens, we should hang out sometime." When I got the role, she was the first person I texted, even before my parents.
You're just in a different place, and that's honest too. I'll dye my hair red and see what makeup looks good with that and dye my hair black and go to Sephora and be like, "What now? Mae: The problem is that every time I change it, I have it for like three months and then I look at an old picture of me and I'm like "Jesus, I've got to have that back." Then I change it, and I'm like "Oh, I want long hair again." The one that felt the most like me—and I wish I could just have all the time—is buzzed short.
I felt so comfortable because at the end of the day, my main thing is comfort.
We drove to sushi the other day and were listening to Merle Haggard and talking about the woods and stuff, so it was...yeah, he's like my rustic companion. If Craig looks at me the wrong way, I start crying. He doesn't smoke cigars anymore, but we literally would sit outside and pass the cigar back and forth, and he would tell me the wildest, coolest stories. I think 75 percent of our conversation is about our bodily functions. He actually helped me write all the music that I've sung on this show so far. I think we've probably all had similar things where you have this weird relapse with somebody that you love.