WWD: Where are you from?
Nora Zehetner: Dallas. I don't have an accent anymore.
WWD: What's up next?
N.Z.: I play the young Helena Bonham Carter [character] in "Conversations With Other Women." It's about a couple, played by she and Aaron Eckhart, who remeet at a wedding. You end up learning their history in the course of one night. After that, I'm in the MTV Films horror movie "Beneath."
WWD: Film or TV?
N.Z.: Television can be amazing, but I love to create new characters and shed that skin and move on to something else.
WWD: How did you break into Hollywood?
N.Z.: I had planned on going to college here, but the plan was to see if I could try the acting thing first. After one month in Los Angeles, I did a commercial for AT&T, then got cast in my first film, "Tart."
WWD: So you've had it easy?
N.Z.: You think that everything is going to be easy and then you don't work for six months.
WWD: What do you do between jobs?
N.Z.: Right now I'm taking an art history class at Otis and a French class at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. I'm trying to be somewhat productive with my time.