1. Why did you start acting?
As cliche as it is to say, I feel like I was “born to act!” From a really young age I would memorize all the lines from my favorite movies and entertain my family and friends by impersonating the characters. I even created my own variety show with my childhood best friend that we had our parents videotape! I watched movies constantly. Jurassic Park came out when I was 3 and had a huge influence on me. That movie convinced me that anything could be made “real” with film. I had so much interest in the industry that I even graduated from college with a film, television and digital media degree! My dream has always been to be in this business and to act. I feel super lucky to have parents that have fully supported that goal since childhood!
Ah, there are so many! I love old Hollywood favorites like Audrey Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland. De Havilland did so much to change the industry for actors when she went against the big studios over long-term contracts. She also proved women could play more than just a love interest. She’s a big inspiration. I also really enjoy Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio because they transform in such a variety of roles. I really enjoy watching Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne & Emma Stone as well. However, the list could go on and on…
3. What has been your most satisfying moment on set?
My most satisfying time on set was when I worked for The Walking Dead as a set PA, but I was asked to switch roles for a day and act as a “hero zombie” for an upcoming episode (meaning I got to get all made up with the prosthetic pieces, fake teeth, special effects make-up etc.) I got to bite one of the characters on the show! The makeup was amazing and my transformation was documented by the Wall Street Journal. We filmed in the woods while it poured down rain and I got to bite/kill off a character on the show. When I bit into the arm gag attached to the actor and the fake blood spurted everywhere, all the cast & crew cheered! Pretty awesome!
4. Why did you decide to do The Last Beautiful Girl & what are you looking forward to most?
I loved the Twitchy Dolphin team upon first meeting. Everyone was really funny and displayed a great energy. I could tell how much love goes into their projects. James Christopher has written a great script for this film. Twitchy Dolphin has a great reputation as well. I also love that it’s a hometown film company!
I’m most excited to film my scenes because I think they’ll be funny and awkward. It’s exciting to be working with such a fun group and making new friends along the way!
5. Top 10 Movies?
Oh, so difficult to pick!
1. The Last of the Mohicans
2. Wait Until Dark
3. Up documentary series
4. Memoirs of a Geisha
5. Jurassic Park
6. D’Jango Unchained
7. The Artist
10. All of the Harry Potter movies