I love this character, and I love the people involved.. She says, "If you don't think you can deliver on a promise, don't promise with an effort to try because you're going to be disappointing." For instance, a friend asked me to dinner tonight, and I said, "I would really love to, but I haven't seen my cast in five months.
She's like, "You need to stand up for yourself, and if you're not going to, I'm going to do it for you! We're probably going to grab drinks and a dinner.
Joking with me about how sweaty she was ("sitting in front of a room full of journalists is nerve-racking! You can have someone that you love, someone that you are super passionate about, and someone that is your perfect match, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are a good teammate. I will make you ice cream and give you wine, and those are my specialties!
"), we sat down in a separate lounge area to snack on bar food and gossip about love, friendship, and her new show, Brooklyn: Is it cliched to say, "You just know? Having someone to go to bat for you and with you is the biggest thing. I travel so much for work, so I want to make my work family feel comfortable and mesh with them. It's where Andy's from, and we work here in L. Brooklyn: I love comedy, and it's something that I really, really wanted to explore.
When we took time away from the hustle of SXSW to spend a day at the Austin ranch-style retreat she shares with her tennis star husband, Andy Roddick, our interest was piqued upon learning the name of the couple’s interior designer. A stylish, avid design aficionado and art enthusiast, the actress (who co-stars in season two of undertook the redesign of their sprawling five-bedroom, five-and-a-half–bath abode entirely herself, a process that involved pilgrimages to marble yards and bartering at Round Top, among other expert level exploits. The pair’s traditional Texas-style farmhouse feels entirely removed from the frenetic downtown development of America’s number one growing metropolis area just miles away. I think they will go down as some of the most singular artists of our day.”When it came to building with her own approach, Decker learned the ropes over time and multiple real-estate ventures.
What’s left is a personality-fueled aesthetic that’s all wry humor, adept mixology, and youthful exuberance. Flush with a mélange of natural wood, stone, and light-filled charisma, it’s easy to infer why the well-traveled couple favors the dwelling so well as a hideaway. “We built a house seven years ago, and it was my first time doing anything interior-wise,” she tells us. Unless you have something very distinct in your architecture, I think there’s room to experiment and play.
When the marble came in, we realized how much it drew the blue and gray out of the stone.
“We have so many people kind of beating up on the furniture. Throughout, the home is composed of bright artwork grounded by rich, masculine furnishings.He has such a quick mind, which at times can be incredibly frustrating because he's always quicker than I am. "Don't shrink who you are." Meaning, I can get very shy in intimate settings, and [a yoga teacher] said, "Be the fullest expression of yourself. Because if you do that then you give others the permission to be the fullest expression of themselves." It just means you're being inhibited, and that is hard to do.It's a new one, but I've been working to remind myself of that every day. She has two kids (with husband and star David Walton) and she just has it together. I don't think I want that right now, but seeing someone with their child and madly in love, I thought, I really want that.It's not planned, but I can see that happening.I don't want to commit to you and then have to cancel." It's that kind of thing that she has taught me to do.
So often I try to do everything, and I'll just end up making myself nuts.