"Doing something different in a similar kind of thing is difficult. You don't have to do it but as an actor you think let's do something new."
In my house there is a saying that if you tell Nushrratt to even microwave food, she would probably burn that, too! They don't trust me with my kitchen or house skills at all
I started observing my own househelp to understand her mannerisms and characteristics. She was a great reference point for me and, unknowingly, helped me to get a deeper understanding of my character.