“I’ve known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career—I really mean that,” she said in an interview with Flicks and Bits. “I don’t know if…acting was sort of an accident for me. I wasn’t going on auditions and trying to be an actor. I was actually sort of discovered in San Francisco and I’d done only two movies, small parts, and I remember my parents were very picky—because we had to drive from Northern California for Beetlejuice, it was like 9 hours to get there, and I remember very well when I first met Tim.”
“I was sitting, waiting to meet him and this guy came in and started talking, talking about movies and music and 25 minutes later I was like, ‘When is this Tim Burton guy coming?’ And he was like, ‘That’s me!’ And I was like, ‘OH….’ I had no idea that a director could actually be so cool and I could easily hang out with them, you know?”
Frankenweenie is in theaters.