1. On Gilmore Girls.
Q: “Was Melissa McCarthy hilarious to work with in Gilmore Girls? I love that many of the cast of that show went on to have such great acting careers!”
Graham: “Truly hilarious and kind on set, and then I’d go see her in Groundlings and be blown away by the characters she created.”
Q: “Did you have a good relationship with Alexis, do you still see her? You guys made such a great mother/daughter combination.”
Graham: “Love her, we’ll always have a special bond. Saw her in NY not too long ago. I had a nice lunch with TV mom Kelly and Amy S.P. as well. We went to Joe Allen, one of my faves.”
2. On Parenthood.
Q: “How much of the dialogue on Parenthood is improv? Also you’re beautiful.”
Graham: “It’s a weird and wonderful mash-up of scripted and improvised. I’ve never gotten to do that on a show and I love it. Also, YOU’RE beautiful.”
Q: “Who out of the cast on Parenthood is the most similar to their character?”
Graham: “Hard to say. Dax is an extremely funny guy who is also a super dedicated family man - like Crosby. And Peter is obviously perfect, just like Adam. :)”
3. On her acting career.
Q: “You always seem to have so much fun on Craig Ferguson’s show. How much is just TV and how much is real?”
Graham: “I love doing that show, and there’s no way to fake that kind of genuine affection. We just have a weird/fun connection.”
Q: “Do you still keep in touch with Connie Britton? Would you ever consider being on Nashville?”
Graham: “Connie and I moved to LA together and lived in an empty house, where all I remember us eating were Rice Krispie treats. She’s still a friend, but now we both have furniture!”
4. On where she’d like to travel, how to be awesome, and such.
Q: “If you could pick place to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”
Graham: “We’re choosing where to go on vacation, so this has actually been the topic of discussion in our house for weeks! Japan, maybe?”
5. On Someday, Someday, Maybe and writing.
Q: “What was the hardest part about writing your book?”
Graham: “As much as I wished it would, the book wouldn’t write itself! Sitting down every day and trying not to look at shoes on Zappos was the hardest part.”
Q: “How did you decide how much of your real life would be reflected in the book and how much of it would be fictional?”
Graham: “It’s less autobiographical than people think. I started with a world I’m familiar with, but most of the details are invented.”
Q: “What authors inspired you or have influenced your own writing?”
Graham: “Now that I know what it takes to finish a book, I’m even more inspired by everything I read. Two recent favorites: Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen, and Helen Fielding’s Mad About the Boy.”
Q: “I have been trying to finish my story for years but motivation and inspiration are low, any advice?”
Graham: “Don’t stop working just because it isn’t perfect. Get to the end of the story before you judge it. You can always rewrite, but only if it exists!”
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