Here’s another hashtag you used: #30isawesome.
I was pretty psyched to be turning 30. For some reason, I’ve always looked forward to be turning 30. I just felt that that was when the fun would start for me, and so far that’s been pretty accurate.
There was a picture of cupcakes with the hashtag: #glutenfree.
I am gluten-free so I get really excited whenever I find yummy treats that are gluten-free and people like me, the gluten disabled community, can enjoy.
You were recently on a European art vacation.
Yes. My husband (Ryan Piers Williams) and I took a road trip through France and just stopped in cities that had museums we wanted to go to and we made it a relaxing, but educational art trip.
You just premiered the film, X/Y, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
That’s the film I made with my husband. My husband wrote and directed it and I produced it, and that’s our second feature that we’ve done together. It was a really personal labor of love. It is a relationship film all set in New York and it follows different characters in their own chapters and in their relationship driven lives in New York City. It was a really fast and furious and intense project for us. We’re traveling to different festivals with it now, and hopefully it will be released in the theaters sometime next year.
What have you learned about your husband by working with him?
He’s just so great. Watching him write and direct two feature films now, it just takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like that. To put words on a blank page and then ask people to join you in telling that story. Seeing it all the way through to the end of the process takes a lot of commitment and a lot of courage to keep going. I know that I would have a lot of moments of doubt of whether or not what I was doing was worth it or if anybody would respond to it. He just put himself out there in a really vulnerable way and I gain a lot of inspiration from that.
You’re always doing fantastic charitable work. What are some of your current projects?
At the moment, there’s a series airing on Showtime called Years of Living Dangerously. It’s a documentary series about climate change and I’m one of the correspondents in one of the episodes about renewable energy sources. It’s a really fantastic documentary that is really strangely very entertaining, but also informative and really beautiful to watch. That’s airing now, which is exciting and I continue to do work with Voto Latino. We’re in an election year in the midterm elections so we’ll be working on registration and getting voters out because we need the Latino community to engage in this voting year.