Actresses that I absolutely adore - That’s my job as an actress, to challenge myself and do different things, even though it’s different than what people assume I’m inclined to do. It was exciting for me because it was a challenge to stretch people’s imaginations, and their preconceived notions that I’m a “good girl,” and that I always play very likable, nice characters. And, Shameless and Beautiful Creatures was the start of a new kind of character for me. It’s a little bit edgier, a little bit more indulgent of your dark side. […] I would say that I enjoy material when it’s strong, I enjoy being challenged. I’m drawn to tough roles.. it doesn’t mean I’m tough.