Eva Amurri Martino’s film credits include the Gotham-based love story, “New York, I Love You,” indie dramedy “Middle of Nowhere,” “The Education of Charlie Banks,” “That’s My Boy,” “SAVED!” and “The Banger Sisters,” for which she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress.
On the television front, Eva is best known for her work on Showtime’s “Californication.”
ROBIN BRONK: If you had five minutes in the Oval Office with President Obama, what would you discuss with him? What issue would you like him to know about?
EVA AMURRI MARTINO: First, I would hug him and burst into tears. This would probably take at least five minutes so I would need to beg him for another five minutes. After composing myself, I would discuss education reform with him. The state of our nation’s public school system happens to be one of the issues I am most passionate about, and I would love to hear his opinion on what it would take to make sure each American child has access to an adequate education in the near future.
RB: If you could ask the president one question, what would that be?
EAM: I would ask: knowing all that you know about our nation, classified or otherwise, what would you say makes you most hopeful about the future of the United States of America and its people? What does our future look like through your eyes?
RB: What piece of advice would you give President Obama?
EAM: You’re not trying to get reelected, do what you know is right!
RB: If you were going to send the president to one of your favorite places in the United States for one day, where would that be? Why?
EAM: I would ask him to bring FLOTUS along and come over to our backyard in Los Angeles for a beer and a home cooked meal. I can’t even imagine how much stress being the First Couple puts on a marriage, and they seem to take it all in stride. I would love to hear their pearls of wisdom and let them unwind in the California sunshine.
RB: What CD would you recommend that the president add to his music collection?
EAM: I am absolutely positive that the president doesn’t need any music recommendations from me. That said, I would probably slip him a CD of my little brother’s band. Who knows, they could get a gig at the White House!
RB: Would you ever consider a political career?
EAM: Definitely not — I’m terrible at smiling for extended periods of time. But I’m great at taking pictures with babies!