- At 12 years old, lied and said she was 14 so she could book her first professional job on The Wilsons.
- Attended the Young Blood Theater Group with Carey Mulligan.
- Based her west-coast American accent on American movies and soap operas, and practiced it before moving to Los Angeles.
- Did tongue-twisters to warm up for the vocally-demanding role of Pippi Pepenopolis in Mr. Popper's Penguins.
- Taped an audition with her mom for Elementary; was offered the role 24 hours later.