Case Study No. 1: Actors
Seamus Mulcahy, Hallie Cooper-Novack, and Jillian Taylor
Yale School of Drama grads sharing a three-bedroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
What are the perks of living with other actors?
Jillian Taylor: They know exactly what you’re going through. We’re all in this together.
Seamus Mulcahy: I can always ask Hallie and Jill to read with me. They give great notes. Sometimes we run through lines at eleven at night, sometimes seven in the morning.
Hallie Cooper-Novack: We’re all definitely poor.
Are you competitive, too?
Cooper-Novack: Jill and I audition for the same roles because we’re both redheads. But it’s not weird because we have different qualities as actresses. I’m a little quirky, so I make a good ingenue.
Taylor: It would probably be more competitive if we hadn’t all gone to school together. Seamus and Hallie are like my brother and sister. If Hallie and I audition for the same thing and she gets it, I’d say, “Awesome!” But then she’d have to buy a bottle of Jameson for the house.