Kami did have her there - though Pru knew plenty of actors who took their craft from real life, using it to power their emotions and bring their characters to life on the silver screen. But that wasn't Prudence, no, she was more concerned with behind the scenes.
At the question, Prudence shrugged. "Well, for one thing, I have horrible stage fright. I might be talking to you now, but when I was that age," and she bobbed her head at the photo Kami was holding, "I could go days without saying a word. And...I just like doing things with my hands." That and her visions gave her such startling clarity on her projects that it seemed a shame to put such a gift to waste. If one could call it a gift. Of course, she could have easily applied it to acting as well, but as she said, she had a hard enough time of it just talking to people.
"What made you decide to go into acting?" Prudence put up a picture of her parents on their wedding day, and then started to try and decide what should go next to it - a photo of her laying on a couch with a Sleeping Beauty book covering her face or a Christmas photo of the entire family when she was ten. Prudence was never a fan of plaid, really, but the whole family was dressed to the nines identically. Embarrassingly so.
Kami laughed and confidently placed her picture in the growing arrangement. Then she bent to snatch up another at random, not even pausing to look at it before answering. "Do you want my reason or the reason an old college roommate gave? I warn you that hers has about a million ten-dollar words to it." She held up the new picture in her hand, pausing to consider the arrangement growing on the wall for a moment. She held it above the plaid shot and then the wedding picture and then shook her head before handing it to Prudence in resignation. "I don't know," she said to explain her indecision.
Then she crouched to sort through the remaining pictures and picked up the former conversation thread as if there had never been an interruption. "I suppose," Kami answered lightly, "that I just like playing pretend. I'm not trying to escape myself or anything silly like that. I like who I am but I like being someone else, too. Just for fun. I've been playing pretend for as long as I can remember." She tugged a new picture free and stared at it for a moment, smile growing. It was a very, very tiny Prudence, wrapped in a snowsuit and held by beaming parents.
"And I like making people smile," she admitted. "That was the best thing about my last job."