"The strike is affecting me," she said. "I had a few projects in the works and they were sort of stopped dead in their tracks. But I've taken it as a time to play with my puppy and just relax because once it is over, I think everything is going to come back strong. I hope!"
She also detailed why she was so happy to be a part of Hairspray.
"The reason I wanted to be in this movie so badly is because it has such a great message to send to kids," she said. "It's a wonderful movie that families can watch together. It's a movie about accepting yourself and accepting others for their differences and it's just got great music. I feel very lucky to be in it."
"I was lucky to be in this ensemble," she said. "To be with Queen Latifah and Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Allison Janney and John Travolta, I look up to all those actors. So I got to learn a lot and I got to work with Adam Shankman, who is such a talented, amazing director. I felt so blessed."
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