Then, Lauren began to talk, and the camera turned to her. I can’t recall what she said, but it was good, it was appropriate. She transformed for a brief moment into a public figure – someone saying something relevant for a national news audience.
And I didn’t want to say I was mad, because if I was mad that meant I cared that I looked bad, which I didn’t know if I did? I don’t know. I was quiet.
The interview, here presented in its entirety, was conducted over Thai food in Los Angeles, CA, in late November of 2012. It was transcribed by Evan Hatch, and edited lightly for readability.