*This content originally appeared on Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace.*
You know Krista Watterworth as the interior designer host of Splurge and Save and Save My Bath on HGTV, but did you know she also appeared on All My Children and As the World Turns?
You studied acting at the Actors Studio and later went to Parsons to study interior design. What made you take the leap from one pursuit to the other?
I really wanted to be an actor. I actually got a manager and an agent while I was at the Actors Studio, which gave me a little bit of a jumpstart. I wanted to be a series regular or a soap opera actor–I liked the stability of going to the same place every day. I auditioned for the pilots of Grey’s Anatomy and Dexter and was seeing some pretty major casting directors at NBC, CBS, Showtime, and HBO. While I was in the process of trying to get that big gig, I met an agent who said, “Listen, why don’t you try doing some hosting?” So I auditioned for E! and things like that, but my first audition was for HGTV’s Save My Bath and I got it. The rest is history!