Annie Murphy Gets Candid About Her 'Bleak' Life Before Landing 'Schitt's Creek' Role
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The actress reveals she had only $3 in her bank account after her house had just burned down and she thought about quitting acting before she had an audition for the sitcom.

AceShowbiz - Annie Murphy has apparently hit rock bottom before making her big break with "Schitt's Creek." When asked in a TV interview about the time she came close to quitting acting, the actress known for her portrayal of socialite Alexis Rose on the Emmy Award-nominated series got candid about her "bleak" life.

Stopping by "The Kelly Clarkson Show", the 33-year-old actress recalled, "Just before 'Schitt's Creek', things were quite bleak." She detailed, "My house had just burned down. I had, like, $3 in my bank account. I hadn't worked in close to two years, and I had just blown my very first screen test. Like, blown it, blown it, blown it, blown it."

The wife of Hollerado frontman Menno Versteeg confided further, "I found myself crying in the Pacific Ocean, a very snotty cry. And the universe was like, 'Don't do this anymore. This is not for you.' " She went on to share what changed as she spilled, "But then two days later I got the audition for 'Schitt's Creek.' "

Murphy's confession earned her praises from host Kelly Clarkson, who told her, "I love that you tell this story, though, because a lot of people wouldn't tell that." She added, "I think it's really cool, because I have a lot of friends that are actors, and it's a very hard job. It's either you're, like, really winning or you're just, like, really gone."

In the beginning of the interview, Murphy also informed Clarkson that she has "drive-cried" to the latter's "Since U Been Gone" multiple times in her life. To which, the "American Idol" alum simply responded by saying, "Nothing to be ashamed of."

"Schitt's Creek" is airing its sixth and final season. This popular Canadian sitcom was created by father and son duo, Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, and follows an extremely wealthy family that went suddenly broke and have to live in a motel in a small town they purchased in the 1990s as a joke.

In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Murphy revealed that her character Alexis almost went to comedienne Abby Elliott. "Thank God she was a successful actress who had other things to do. I owe my career to Abby's career," she spilled. And, with the show coming to an end, she expressed her concern, "I'm wondering now if I'll ever be able to do anything other than Alexis or if she's just totally ingrained in my bones."

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