Dear Gods, how do I love her after that comment? I mean, she really thinks about her character and analyses her and her history. You really don't find that too often. Kudos to her. The reason that I say that is I am an interative, environmental (sometimes just mental) actor at a local Renaissance Faire in the summer. It's completely improvisational and you have to have this vast body of knowledge just to perform. There are no lines to learn. It has to come from inside you and how you vieew your character to be. My character is an actual historical pernae and, because it's a woman, I'm lucky that I know anything about her besides her name and who she was married to. We have to research and educate ourselves on the deneral time period, attitudes, politics, and if we play someone who lived in the Elizabethan Era, who "we" were. It exhaustive work and that same internal computing of who the character is and why he or she is doing the things they are/reacting the way they are comes like breathing to those of us that are successful at it. It's that same instinct that seems to drive Emily in her work. Dang, I'd love to slam her into an Elizabethan and let her come play with us for a weekend. She'd probably have a blast.