Olson at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||Kaitlin Willow Olson
August 18, 1975
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
You know, I have the best parents in the world and I got really, really lucky because they think that everything I do is Oscar-worthy.
The funniest people I know were, not necessarily troubled, but had a harder time in school or were shy or picked on or something like that. I think that you rely on it. 'Well, I don't think I'm cute and no one wants to hang out with me – I'd better start trying to make people laugh.' I think there's an element of that in there.
I'd just like to be good at sports. I'm extremely competitive with absolutely nothing to back it up.
With any show, when fans come up to you, they assume you're just like your character.
Breaking is when someone starts to laugh in the middle of a scene, which is so fun to watch.
It would be great to do another television show that was a multi-camera because the hours are so wonderful and you can be a good mom at the same time. The problem is, there aren't a lot of multi-camera shows that I personally like. My aesthetic is more geared toward single-camera shows.
I trained at The Groundlings and was surrounded by some very funny women and also some very unfunny men. I didn't feel a sense of things being different because I was a girl.
Sometimes, I find that just the simplest, cleanest things that are intelligently performed are funniest to me.