Several individuals know Annie Murphy from her portrayal of Alexis Rose on Schitt’s Creek. On the other hand, the 33-calendar year-aged actress wasn’t usually well known.

Annie opened up about her struggles before the strike collection through Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Present.

“Just in advance of Schitt’s Creek, factors ended up quite bleak,” she explained to Kelly Clarkson. “My house experienced just burned down. I experienced, like, $3 in my financial institution account. I hadn’t worked in close to two yrs, and I experienced just blown my quite to start with display screen take a look at.”

Annie explained she then discovered herself possessing “a quite snotty cry” in the Pacific Ocean.

“The universe was like, ‘Don’t do this any more. This is not for you,'” she recalled. 

On the other hand, everything changed after she secured an audition for Schitt’s Creek two days afterwards. Even though, Annie didn’t just audition for the portion of Alexis.

“I auditioned for Alexis and I received a contact from Dan [Levy] after my to start with audition, asking me to also audition for Stevie,” she explained to Vulture in 2018. “So, I finished up tests for each of these ladies, and it was tremendous exciting to be able to engage in unique characters. But as quickly as I met Emily [Hampshire, who performs Stevie], I was like, Why on earth would these individuals entertain the strategy of anybody else actively playing this portion? She blows it out of the drinking water. I believe a portion of it was, I was a brunette when I auditioned. And Eugene [Levy] was possessing a definitely, definitely tricky time wrapping his head around the reality that Alexis is blonde and Annie Murphy is brunette. He could not quite get there, so Dan experienced to tape pics of blonde hair on my photograph. It ultimately received through to him, thank goodness.”

Schitt’s Creek is now in its sixth and last time.

Followers can check out Annie star together with Dan, Eugene and Catherine O’Hara Tuesday evenings on Pop Television.

To see Annie’s interview—including her overall performance of “A Very little Bit Alexis”—watch the films.