I love the action that I'm able to do. I grew up in Maine, outdoors and playing with the boys and shooting skeet. I have my girly side, too. But, I do like playing the strong female roles, especially now with something as simple as Twitter, where you've got young women following you.
I write about relationships, particularly strong female ones. A Nancy Drew book is very different. It's very plot-driven. I'm trying to create unique friendships and individual characters. My goal is that you're going to connect to the character and the jeopardy that they're in. You connect on an emotional level and invest yourself in the outcome.
I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don't already exist out there.
It's hard because I seek out strong female roles. I turn down a lot of stuff, not because it's not good, but because I don't want to play certain types of characters. I don't like to just play the pretty girl.
I think I'd like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero. I'm more interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy.' I'm less interested in people with superpowers because I can't identify with them.