Traditional Home Interview

elizabeth mitchellTraditional Home Interview issue July/August 2013

I’m Traditional

Name Elizabeth Mitchell

Hometown Born in Los Angeles, she was raised in Dallas.

Occupation Actress. You may remember her from the films The Santa Clause 2 and Frequency or from ABC’S Lost and V. She’s now starring in NBC’s Revolution.

It’s all about comfort “To me classic design means effortless, edited comfort.”

She knows how to plan a weekend “My ideal weekend would involve sleep. I’d wake up to sunshine, then get more sleep. Coffee with cream (in bed). Pancakes. Books. Laugher. And a magical person who comes and puts on fresh sheets when I get up to do yoga in the sunshine. More napping. The movies. Buttered popcorn. Then everyone I love comes over for dinner and we all cook together, laugh a lot, and eat.”

What inspires her “My son. Art. Artists. Music. Meditation. Dreams. Nature.”

Her dream job “If I hadn’t become an actress, I’d probably own a bookstore. I love books and readers. Throw in music and dark chocolate, and life sounds dreamy.”

What can’t she live without? “People I love. And sunscreen.”

She cherishes her theater training “The most appealing thing about theater is being able to get lost in your imagination. To bring that to someone else’s dream, start to finish. And to play, again and again. Plus the fear can be good. You have the chance to be more than you were.”

I am traditional She loves anything to do with Christmas, counts any movie with Katharine Hepburn as a favorite, and is crazy about Lauren Hutton’s style.