"Be real. It's so easy to go over-the-top and and they like you to go over-the-top. But if you don't know who you are and what you're doing, and you go over-the-top it's bad. If you know who you are and you know what you're doing, it's brilliant. There's a very fine line between bad and brilliant and it can all happen on a soap opera, because it happens so fast, the work is so fast, and you don't have the time to absorb."
About This Interview
In her two-hour Archive interview, actress Kim Zimmer describes her talents and experience as a singer and dancer, her schooling, and her approach to acting. She talks about starting out as an actress in soap operas starting with One Life To Live for several months in 1978, and continuing with The Doctors, and returning (as a different character) to One Life to Live in 1983. She speaks in great detail about her long tenure as the incomparable "Reva Shayne" on Guiding Light, describing her co-stars, her attention-grabbing story lines, and the overall personality traits of Reva. She also describes her guest appearances on such series as Models Inc. and on Seinfeld, where she speaks enthusiastically about the experience of being a guest star on an established series. Karen Herman conducted the interview in New York, NY on September 19, 2006.