You’ll recall the wild, loud and animated speech former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gave at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month.

ABC News asks her in a recent interview: Were you faking it?

You gave a very dramatic speech at the DNC in Charlotte, N.C.  Some people may not know that long before you graduated from Harvard Law School, you actually graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. How much acting is involved in politics?  

Granholm: Part of politics is the art of persuasion, of being comfortable speaking in front of people.  That part of the craft of acting is useful in politics – just ask Ronald Reagan.  But I don’t think that “acting” – as in playing a role that is not oneself — is useful at all, because voters can detect inauthenticity in a heartbeat.

[ABC News]