Amy Kaufman is a film writer at the Los Angeles Times. A Boston native, she moved to Hollywood at age 18 to pursue an acting career. At USC, however, she quickly discovered she’d rather interview celebrities than try to become one herself. She joined The Times in 2009, where she has profiled stars like Stevie Nicks, Justin Bieber, Blake Lively and Dwayne Johnson. She is working on a book about “The Bachelor” franchise, which will be published in 2018.