We spent a rainy day inside littlemeatsLA with Camille Guaty ("Scorpion"), an actress, writer, and mother to two pooches who helped make for a little dog party on set. We soon discovered our shared interests; we have a love for writing, pups, and strong-leading women (Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Salma Hayek, etc) who are succeeding in their fields. Already, that caught our attention, which ultimately turned into a 3-hour jam session.
Would you say that's how you usually spend your day-to-day life? Just relaxing at home (if there's no appointments, etc)?
I'm a home body at heart... a true Cancer sign in that sense. I love nothing more than to relax on the couch with my pups, but at the same time I enjoy exercising. We are blessed with beautiful mountains in Los Angeles. So, you will usually find me on the top of a hiking trail during the morning hours or venturing into town for a samba class (it's kind of my new obsession).
So you're a writer! What sparked your interesting in writing and writing screenplays?
I admire strong women in Hollywood who are multi-talented: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Salma Hayek, to name a few. Watching these women expand their careers inspired me to do the same. I've always had these idea's beckoning to be developed, but never allotted myself any time. Now it's just a part of what I do. When I don't have an audition I turn on my computer and start writing.
What script(s) are you working on?
Currently I have 3 TV show ideas, including a reality show for dogs and a web-series that I am developing.
If you're a writer, you must love reading too (correct us if we're wrong). What kinds of books are on your reading list? Which is one that you repeatedly read and why?
All I do is read scripts! All the time. A book is a luxury to me. Unfortunately, the only time I get to read a book is on vacation. This past holiday I read, "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler (it's an absolute a must) and "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult. Tina Fey's autobiography is next on my list.
What's next for you aside pushing out these screenplays and your show? What do you hope to achieve in the next few years?
Pilot season is right around the corner, so I'll be auditioning like crazy until I book a show. Aside from that I'm recurring on CBS's "Scorpion," which has been so much fun. In the next few years I would love to say that I write, produce and act in TV and film. That would be a dream come true!