, when you meet her in person, is as friendly and bubbly as you might imagine — in the middle of a busy NBC
press day, she required several pauses in our conversation to say hi to familiar faces. Thus, her newest role of accused husband killer Lavinia Peck-Foster might feel like an odd fit, except for this fact: The “Trial and Error
” Season 2 star is a true crime junkie, and in fact nearly studied criminal justice instead of pursuing musical theater at one point in her career.
,’ I went to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which is basically across the street from where the theater is,” she said. “I looked up some classes and was going to take a basic criminal justice course and then our day and night off moved from Monday night to Wednesday night, so I got taken out of class.”
While entertainment became her ultimate path,