Amy Poehler Interviews Fun Home's 12-Year-Old Sydney Lucas and It's Too Adorable
In Lena Dunham's latest Lenny newsletter, Amy Poehler sits down with Sydney Lucas—a 12-year-old actress who recently received a Tony nomination for her role in the Broadway production of Fun Home—to talk about serious matters like scootering and reincarnation.
It probably goes without saying, but the results are adorable.
Take, for example, what unfolds when Poehler asks Lucas about how she prepares for nightly shows.
"Well, if it's just one show, then I guess sleeping for a while, and I go on the Internet a lot," Lucas responds. "But when it's time for me to get ready, I take a shower, I eat breakfast, and I have D vitamins to help with my energy because that's very, very, very crucial. I also scooter around with the other kids at the theater."
"Oh, cool, so you go to school at the theater," notes Poehler.
"Oh, no, I scooter with them!" Lucas corrects her.
"Ohhh, 'scooter'! I thought you said 'tutor,'" Poehler says. "But scooter is much more fun. So you take vitamins, and you scooter. That's actually a really good exercise regimen for anyone, of any age."
Later after Lucas answers 'yes' to Poehler's question about whether or not she believes in reincarnation and confesses that she believes she's a reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn, she turns the question back on the 44-year-old actress.
"Who do you think is reincarnated into you?" Lucas asks.
"Just to stay with the theme, I'm going to say Humphrey Bogart," responds Poehler.
"Oh!" exclaims Lucas. "Yeah, I agree."
"Do you feel it? You know why I have to say Humphrey Bogart? He was kind of a self-possessed man," Poehler adds. "There is a part of me that always felt like in my previous life I was a man, I don't know why."