The 36-year-old actress tells the March issue of Glamour magazine
that she almost gave up acting entirely before she got the call about playing the character of Kate on the hit NBC drama.
“In 2014 American Horror Story
came up. I’d wanted the role of Ima [Barbara] Wiggles desperately, and after I got it, I thought, 'OK, awesome, this is a jumping board for my career!' But when it wrapped, there was…nothing," she recalls. "I almost moved back to Florida, but my mom said, ‘You can either be miserable here and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in L.A. and at least pursue what you want.’ So I stayed."