Fitzgerald at the Masters of Sex event at PaleyFest 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in March 2014
|Born||1982/1983 (age 33â€“34)
Camden, Maine, U.S.
|Relatives||Desmond FitzGerald (grandfather), Frances FitzGerald (aunt)|
You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we're actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you're totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery.
T.V.'s weird because it's both the greatest gig as an actor potentially because it can be all this work for all this time, but there are so many question marks at every stage of the process.
There are some jobs where you think, 'There's no way! This would be too, too good. The universe would love me too much were it to actually happen.'
You read a million scripts during pilot season, and most of them are not very good, so the good ones really shine.
In a play, you know where you start and end and all the stops you have to do, but in television, you can't construct this carefully planned out arc for your character. You often get a script and you're shooting it two days later, and you don't know what's going to happen next. It's one of the harder things that I've done.
The notion of overnight stardom is really dangerous. For almost every person who has success in this business, there are years and years of hard work to get there. To have longevity, you really have to train, and you really have to work.