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Bullets Over Broadway - Broadway

A new musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's comedy.

Bullets Babe Helene Yorke on Woody Allen, Professional Idiots and Eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos in Her Underwear

Bullets Babe Helene Yorke on Woody Allen, Professional Idiots and Eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos in Her Underwear
Heléne Yorke photographed for Broadway.com at Morandi by Caitlin McNaney
'I'm so dumb, and now I’m a professional idiot. Bonus!'

Age: “Eleven-ish.”

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current Role: Aspiring actress Olive Neal, a ditzy, talent-free mob moll hellbent on being a star, in Bullets Over Broadway.

Stage and Screen Cred: Marty (replacement) in Grease on Broadway, Walmartopia and What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling off-Broadway. Jane on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.

“I wasn’t a nerd or a recluse, but I didn’t grow up too fast. Does it sound like I’m bragging about myself when I say that I had a childhood?”

“Andrew Keenan-Bolger was my college roommate for two years. Instead of going to tap class, we’d be in our underwear eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos on our futon watching Paula Deen for hours.”

"I’ll never forget the first moment I stepped on a Broadway stage. It was in Grease, and I knew it was momentous. My parents were there, and I got into a cab with them afterward and started crying."

"Woody was at my callback. When I was in the waiting room, the energy of the actors in there was palpable. There was a sense that people knew they were about to go in for a living legend. It was a bit of a trip."

"I’ve always been an idiot, so doing voices and being a goof has always been a part of who I am. I didn’t find [Olive’s] voice; it just sort of was. That’s sounds so actor-y, it makes me want to barf a little. I’m so dumb, and now I’m a professional idiot. Bonus!"

"As a human being I'm a grounded person, but this character is not. It’s easy to get Chihuahua-style over-excited, so staying at a normal frequency is essential. I'm trying to pace myself."

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