When E. G. Cook was eight years old, she wanted to be an actress.
Her mom, Betty Cook, had taught her how to do it while teaching her the piano.
Cook, who now works as a nurse, remembers her mother as “one of those people who could make anything happen.”
When Cook was 12, she got her first audition for a TV show, the series “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
“I was so excited, but I was also very nervous, because I had never seen anything like that before,” she says.
“It was my first audition ever.”
She found out she was auditioning for “Hannibal” when her mother brought a note to the set.
“I think I was so nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen,” she remembers.
“And I just looked at her and she said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s all going to be okay.’
“That was the beginning of my career,” Cook says. “
After her mother and grandmother died, Cook went on to get her first child, a girl. “
That was the beginning of my career,” Cook says.
After her mother and grandmother died, Cook went on to get her first child, a girl.
She had her first baby with her boyfriend, James, in 2009.
“We were like, this is a really big deal.
I mean, this was a girl who could sing and play guitar, and we were just like, we’re going to make it happen,” Cook recalls.
“James loved her and loved her kids, and I was just happy that we could be together.”
Cook says she has no regrets about how her daughter became an actress, despite her own early struggles.
“You learn from your mistakes,” she said.
“Being able to do something like this, it can’t have happened without being a bad girl and being a good girl, but being a badass, and just having an attitude of, you know, I’m going to do this, I know what I’m doing.
I’m gonna be the best mom ever.”
Cook and her daughter, Emma, were both cast in the upcoming CBS series “The Vampire Diaries.”