Waterston at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Katherine Boyer Waterston
March 3, 1980
Westminster, London, England
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Citizenship||British / United States|
|Alma mater||Tisch School of the Arts|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Parent(s)||Sam Waterston (father)
Lynn Louisa (nÃ©e Woodruff (mother)
|Relatives||Elisabeth Waterston (sister)
Graham Waterston (brother)
James Waterston (half-brother)
I didn't find it difficult to live in the 'Inherent Vice' world or play those scenes, because they just seemed so real.
I look back at my adolescence, and I'm shocked at the things I did that were my idea of adult behavior.
Costume design is so important and really helpful, and I really love that aspect of character development, just figuring it out.
Seeing someone happy on set is just a very small slice of the reality of an actor's life.
I feel like people assume if a character is very different than you, that means it's difficult to get into their head or into their skin.
I don't like to talk about things unless I have to. I don't like to talk a scene to death or overanalyze it, especially if I feel like I have some way in on my own.
I feel like most actors just dig and dig and work and work in whatever way they do to try to do as much as they can to portray a character in the limited time they have to play it, whether it's six months or one month or one week of work, you know.
I didn't feel a specific pressure to prove myself because I had an actor in the family. I didn't feel that pressure to fill some big shoes or anything.
I've always wanted to play the villain. But the young girl is never the villain.
I don't think Paul Thomas Anderson has a standard approach to anything.
When I got to NYU, I immediately inquired about doing a double major in acting and photography.
I thought acting was what grownups did. It was such a part of my childhood. I was already in love with performing before I knew there were other options. By then, it was too late.
When you come from a family of actors, people in show business, they really know to celebrate good news and to celebrate it hard because it's not every day that you get it.