Michelle Pascarella plays Monica in It’s You, Not Me
Photo credit ©Elijah Fisher Photography
Cliché: Tell us about your character in a couple sentences.
Michelle Pascarella: She is sarcastic, witty, fun, supportive.
Have you ever played this role in your own personal dating life?
What do you like/dislike about your character?
I like that she is a no nonsense type. I dislike her love for hair braiding.
Tell us your most memorable experience while shooting this series.
I knew the people involved, but some not very well, so this experience helped me know them better, and I grew closer to a few.
How did you come to be a part of this project?
Through the Lauren Patrice Nadler Acting Studio, which I HIGHLY recommend.
What was it like working with your long time teacher wearing the director hat?
It was lovely. It was comfortable and the communication was constantly open. It was also familiar, since she’s my teacher/coach on a weekly basis.
How collaborative or how much freedom did you have to “play” or improvise on the set?
We stuck to the script majority of the time. However, there were places when we would see what “landed better.” I think there was more playing with reactions and physical comedy.
What was the funnest part of shooting this episode?
It was my first involvement with the project. So I was getting to know the other characters and how the cast interacted.
How has your character grown or evolved from the previous episode, if they did?
She did not. Like I said, this was the first episode I shot; Monica’s character went backwards.