Taking a break from the set of “Blacklist,” Megan Boone scored the cover of Capitol File magazine’s annual holiday issue.
After posing for the Nigel Parry-shot spread, the 31-year-old actress opened up about to the luxury lifestyle publication about dating in New York City and James Spader’s iconic fedora hat.
Check out highlights from Megan’s interview below and for more, head over to Capitol File!
On dating with a busy work schedule:
“There are a lot of really interesting and intelligent people in New York City doing amazing things- or at least proclaiming to do them- and I love hearing the stories. As far as my personal life, so much of my time is spent on the show that I feel like that social atmosphere is where my vested interest is right now. Now that I have a handle on it, I’m open.”
On how her breakout role on The Blacklist has changed her life:
“It has in a lot of ways, but to say I’m an overnight success- if that were true, it has been a long night. I’ve worked really hard just like most people who aren’t born into the nepotistic side of the industry. I had a hard time finding a toehold in the industry; it’s very impenetrable for the most part. I am not very social in Hollywood—I didn’t go out and schmooze people.”
On insights to this season of The Blacklist:
“Well, there’s a big secret that’s going to be revealed about Elizabeth Keen; she has a source for information and that source is going to be revealed.”
On James Spader’s fedora:
“You know, I think he fought for it because they have this rule on network TV for some reason: no hats and no short hair on women. They definitely fought him on that, but he was like, ‘Nope, I’m doing it.’”
On finding a place where she is needed:
“And now that I have this show… I feel like I have a place where I am needed. What living on the East Coast represents to me is being a person that is of use to something that millions of people around the world are entertained by.”
On the parallels between DC and Hollywood:
“There’s that same sort of hierarchical social atmosphere, and there is definitely always something that someone has that can benefit you, and it’s hard to put it out of your mind when socializing. That’s why I prefer to live in New York rather then Los Angeles. I don’t know if I will ever be able to successfully navigate the political side of my business.”
On shooting The Blacklist in New York instead of DC:
“We went to DC one day during the pilot to shoot the scene where Ressler finally corners Zamani, and Zamani jumps off the rooftop. I think they were able to get an exterior of the Washington Monument, but they found it so hard to get the historical architecture because everything had zoning restrictions. It was really hard to film there, unfortunately, so we shoot in New York.”