PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: A View from the Bridge Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: A View from the Bridge Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht
 
Jessica Hecht — Tony Award nominee for her performance in the Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Jessica Hecht
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Full given name: Jessica Anne Hecht
Hometown: Bloomfield, CT
Audition monologue: An unpublished fantastic monologue by Bob Auletta, "Rain."
Special skills: A little synchronized swimming.
How you got the nomination news: Dana Segal called me as I was walking to the Eldridge St. Synagogue with my daughter Stella's 5th grade class
Nominee you're most excited for: Alfred Molina
Previous Tony experience: The Last Night of Ballyhoo (It made it seem so easy.)
First Broadway show ever saw: Shenandoah
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? A Streetcar Named Desire, the original
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Fences
Favorite showtune: "Suddenly Seymour" (is that the title...you know from Little Shop...)
Most played song on your iPod: I don't have an iPod but I LOVE the CD of "Glee: Season 1"
Web obsession: Free Rice (it's very cool)
Last book you read: "Brooklyn" by Colm Toibin
Must-see TV show: "Breaking Bad"
Last good movie you saw: "The Secret in Their Eyes" - truly riveting
Favorite board game: Taboo
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Lady Gaga, Helen Mirren
First stage kiss: Sandra Oh is the first one that really counts.
How you got your Equity card: Jeffrey Horowitz gave it to me when I did Midsummer for Theatre for a New Audience.
Worst flubbed line: The only big one I remember is the total blank I once drew during a scene with Dana Ivey...I was just thinking wow here I am acting w/ Dana Ivey… here I am... in silence w/ Dana Ivey! She covered.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? All three. I'm usually somewhat evil.
Worst costume ever: A burlapy dress. (It was a play about Job.)
Pet's name: Mushu
Favorite junk food: Tasti D-Light w/extra peanut butter
Who would play you in the movie? Zoe Kazan (with make-up and a wig...I should be so lucky)
Worst job you ever had: A strange political film in which I was a semi-nude anarchist (at the time it seemed like a good idea).
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: A Marshall's voice-over (my favorite store).
Leading lady role you've been dying to play Hannah in Night of the Iguana
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