Michelle Pascarella plays Monica in It’s You, Not Me
Photo ©Elijah Fisher Photography
Cliché: Tell us about your character in a couple of sentences.
Michelle Pascarella: She’s sarcastic, witty, fun, and 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 about 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 for the 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 an experience in general. The funnest part of shooting was the people I got to work with. They gave a lot to be able to feed off of.
How has your character grown or evolved from the previous episode, if they did?
She becomes a little exhausted at this point, and you can see her become uneasy towards the situation. So to me, she becomes more open.