New York City! You've gotta love it. It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
Maybe that's why Melissa George loves the Big Apple so much. We spoke to Melissa about her passion for the Empire City.
Here's what we found out!
What’s your favorite part about being in New York City?
When I moved to New York it was a city that wrapped its arms around me and never let me go. It inspires me. All my favorite actors and directors live in New York City. They appreciate the arts. Not comparing L.A. to New York, but New York definitely lifts my spirits and makes me humble, it makes me get along with the person next to me. I love being on the streets and talking to strangers and sort of living anonymously. That city, I don’t think I’ll ever leave it.
You talk to New Yorkers when you’re here?
Oh I love it. I want to learn. For me as an actor, I get on the subway and I purely get on the subway to sit next to people and learn from people and strangers and take things from everywhere around me. I’m like a sponge when I’m in New York. I’m not isolated, where other cities like in London I get driven around and in L.A. you tend to be in a capsule. Where as in New York, this is my town, this is my place. I’m never happier than when I’m in New York. It suits me.
A lot of New Yorkers don’t talk to each other.
And you know what, I love that too. Sometimes you don’t want to talk and I think that’s great about New York. If the person next to you doesn’t want to talk or is in a bad mood, you have to get along with each other because you live right next door to each other and you have to walk and pass each other everyday. There’s something about that that makes you just fit in. You’re like a jigsaw puzzle, like the last piece, you want to fit perfectly and get on with your day. But I’m not hardened by New York, it makes me a better person.