(Of working in both Chicago and Texas, both atypical filming locations)
Lauria: That is a total gift. There's a definite atmosphere. You'd never get the feel and the pace and the rhythm and gravitas of Chicago in some studio in Hollywood. With that comes the personality, the culture, the social beauty that is unique to a specific location. That's the same with Texas. For me, it gives me a heightened sense of accountability to serve the people. If I'm playing someone from that place, I want to fully submerge myself into their lifestyle.