How did Dollhouse come about? I read that you and Joss Whedon came up with the idea over lunch. Is that really what happened?
It is. Joss and I have been buddies since back in the Buffy days, and I was 17. He quickly became a big brother, mentor and ally and we’ve stayed friends over the years. When I was trying to figure out what to do next in my career and what projects I wanted to do I met with Fox and they expressed interest in developing a show together so we worked out a year-long film and television development deal. I called Joss about a week later and asked him to go to lunch and somewhere in the four-hour lunch we came up with the idea for the show.
And 4 from the Spring 2009 issue of Boston Common:
What does it mean to you to be from Boston?
I’ve been out in LA for 10 years, but I’m still a Boston girl at heart. I really think I’d like to end up there one day. Every time I come home and drive through the toll on the Mass Pike I get shout-outs.