Cindy Lee: Director

My NativeAdVert:

Cindy Lee loves to direct, just as well, because she doesn’t want to do anything else. Her fascination with human behaviour allows her to get performances from people who didn’t even know they could act. She’s also creative with small children and cats. Cindy was once a very talented copywriter; that helps when she gets scripts that aren’t fantastic, although she’ll never tell you that. She’ll tell you that that’s why she’s good at narrative storytelling. She’s also very good with clients and if you met her mother, you’d understand why her casting is so inspired.

My Goal of the Day: To make it to sunset with a smile on my face and ten pages of great directing under my belt.

My Thought of the Day: Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t, especially you.

My Action of the Day: Slap that person who tells you you can’t, especially you.

My Deed of the Day: Pick up someone walking and take the weight off their feet, if only for a few minutes.

My Tip of the Day: Write down what you want. Every day. And be conscious about it.

My Pic of the Day:

No matter how hard I try to look cool when diving, I always look like a fish out of water.

What do you love most about Your City?

The thunderstorms. They clear the air and wash away the dust of doubt.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

One of my wife’s SINGLE TOASTS. As for restaurants. It will have to be Home.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Trying to go back to sleep.

10:00 AM – Thankful I didn’t.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Not big on lunch. I’m usually on set and I’m not a fan of set food. It’s a fan of me which is why I have to avoid it.

7:00 PM - Waiting for the thunderstorm.

11:00 PM – Sleeping. And dreaming of my Emmy acceptance speech.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Coffee. I cannot function without a coffee. How many depends on how early I rise and how nice the day is to me.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Shazam. I use it a lot because I have such a terrible memory and keep Shazaming the same songs, so my Shazam library is filled with duplicates. Favorite Insta account, hmmm, that’s a hard one. I’m always finding new ones and leaving the old ones behind. I do love a good laugh and @coconut_keltz, is great for a stomach clutching, fall over laugh, as is @celestebarber. I’m also an animal lover and @yoremahm has a page about the selfie cat that I can’t get enough of. Obviously @thesingletoast is right up there because I get to the lick the screen a few times a day on set and feel much better for it.

What should everyone try at least once?

Scuba diving. It’s so far removed from what you do, see and breathe every day, that it feels like a whole new world every time you dive.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In a bowl of popcorn and tumbles and good tv series.