She said she’d known some men and women that it had happened to.She had seen it happen with couples that were broken ...She’s grown so much and she really has a lot of power in the work world.There’s a great exploration in this season of her career, and also of the movie industry, and she’s now actively a part of it.I don’t know if Tina’s so much the pursuer but she gets out there she definitely gets out there. Other queer women see that you don’t have to actually define yourself but doing so lets people know there are so many different ways you could be and still be part of this queer world. My mom actually met the woman I dated after I shot the movie. I’ve definitely been in the middle of interviews where I can’t believe I’m being asked the same things again and there’s just no creativity. are you worried what’s going to happen to your career? Is that part of her like again coming into her power after this last year just a natural extension? I think she really needs to feel a very genuine and intense connection. I just feel like when you fall in love you can’t help who you fall in love with. And I think that’s kind of an interesting thing for Ilene to bring up and it was therefore I could kind of take what she was saying and go with making some choices. And I asked her [Ilene], what type of guy Henry was and she said he’s a really great guy who supports her career and doesn’t play games, but ultimately she got bored. When you’re just thrown such a major curveball you just make the best of it.
Do you feel at this point she is her own person in a relationship? I think the character’s grown up a lot, it’s been a nice arch. In some ways Bette’s learned how to be less controlling and not to be so dominating. Tina’s learned to speak her mind by being away from Bette and not always being so Beta.It’s not about likeability; it’s about the truth of how people behave sometimes. I travelled a lot and I probably had some commitment issues like Shane. at some point you grow up and say my life isn’t fulfilled this way. I think I wouldn’t behave like Tina behaves single. [Laughs] But I’m not single anymore so there you go. Kate [Moenig] said it one time, it just sucks that she died, and I feel the same way. And now she just feels like someone’s going to take the baby from her. Do you think viewers will ever get the satisfaction of getting to see that again? [Laughs] Do you believe we have one loves of our lives or do we have many? I think if you live a really long life and you lose people … Very early on you were saying I’m really bisexual I just happened to fall in love with a man.Tina really behaves quite horribly when she was in the position where she was making the money and Bette was struggling. I don’t think that Tina is a horrible person, I think she was had seven years of never having any control in the marriage because she never made any money and when she had it she vented. I really liked that you got to flip that power dynamic and also experience how know how money does make people behave. Some viewers this season were a little concerned that there was little mention of Dana’s death last year. She always intended to share custody, and now she feels like her baby’s going to be taken from her so she’s going to throw the Henry Card out there. I’d like to think we have many, because you’d always want to be loved or feel love. if you both work hard you might grow as individuals, but can you grow together? If you can do that, then you can save it, save that love forever. What would you do for love that might surprise people? When you have children you’d kill for your children … Once you become a mother, everything is deeper, on much more visceral level, so yeah, you feel like you’d do anything. It would be easier for you to say you were straight. I was always a girl that dated guys and then I shot Two Girls in Love and was dating a guy and then I had a relationship with a woman.People unconsciously behave that way whether they go to therapy and go, “wow, why did I do that” but [for] me as an actor it is more interesting to play. In all partnerships money’s always the something that can make people not behave it’s like … The one who works so hard can be bitter because they don’t want to work so hard. Which is nothing; she doesn’t even love him and it’s just bad behavior I guess. One thing that’s fun about our show is that we get to play very heightened situations. But that major soul mate, that biggy, I don’t know. Like the love of your family or the love of like just a lover? I thought, I can’t say I’m straight anymore, that would just be a lie. And I don’t feel anyone in our cast feels that way.I think that I was really read to make her not so … And the one who stays at home with the kids might be restless because they want to do something creative. I looked for other relationships with women and they didn’t happen. You kind of just want to say, “What world are you living in?Ilene makes some interesting choices with her character arcs.