As much as her parents encouraged her to go outside and play with the other kids, she resisted.
“I tried to blend, I tried to play ball, but I didn't want that,” Loretta told the Toronto Star. “I wanted to act. I would stay up all night with a flashlight under the covers, reading scripts and playing every part.”
Although Loretta's mom loved the movies, she couldn't stand the thought of her girl leaving home to pursue her dreams.
“When I left the house to become an actress, my mother literally flung her body across the door and said, 'You're killing me,'” Loretta said in the interview with The Star. “My parents came to see once at this little theatre in Greenwich Village, walking in as though it were the doorway to Hades.
“After the show, I came out and my mother said to my father, 'If you don't stop her now, she may wind up doing this for the rest of her life,” Loretta said. “That gave me the courage I needed to keep at it until I succeeded.”