On EMPIRE, Rachel is a little burnt out as the office manager at Empire. Frankly, she's sick of all things Haven. Rachel can be a little off-putting when you first meet her, due to her sharp wit and sarcastic tongue, but underneath all that sarcasm and sass lies a big heart.
We Love Soaps: Tell us about Rachel.
Lise Fisher: She is under the impression that she is holding Empire together. She feels underappreciated. She has a big chip on her shoulder. She’s pissed off that no one seems to recognize her. She feels everyone sees her as a human answering machine or a robot.
We Love Soaps: But how does she herself?
Lise Fisher: I see [Rachel] as someone holding it all together. I should be paid more, respected more, and get a better job. Hence I get pissed off when Katherine seems to be rising through. That’s been my take so far.
We Love Soaps: She’s resentful, yet hysterically funny.
Lise Fisher: Thank you!
Damon L. Jacobs is a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in New York City at Mental Health Counseling & Marriage And Family Therapy Of New York. He is also the author of "Absolutely Should-less: The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve".