“I had two minutes to think of what I can take and I grabbed my cat and that’s all,” she told The Hollywood Reporter at its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. “It really doesn’t matter, all you need is to surround yourself with the people that you love. These ‘things’ — nothing matters.”
The Skirball Fire, which started in Los Angeles early Wednesday morning, is threatening multimillion-dollar estates in nearby neighborhoods, including Bel Air, Brentwood and Mandeville Canyon, and is one of several fires currently plaguing the state. Michele says she plans on going to a friend’s house until the fire is contained.
For the actress, THR‘s annual event, which occurred the same day she was evacuated, is a special time. “I’m so honored to be a woman on television right now but especially in this era of such powerful and talented women,” she says. “I love this event every year where we can all get together and honor each other and the work that we’re doing. It’s really incredible and I always leave feeling so inspired. I’m so happy to be here yet again, especially this year which has been such a monumental year for women.”
The Mayor star also reveals what she hopes 2018 brings, and what she believes is the most surprising thing to come out of the sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood. Watch the interview below:
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.