1. What event in your life made you realize you wanted to be an actress?
When I auditioned for the Chicago Academy of the Arts. I had to prepare with three monologues. I memorized The Seagull (Chekhov) and a monologue from Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare). The third monologue had to be contemporary. I wasn’t prepared, so I went in and pretended I was in a therapy session and made one up on the spot. I talked and the room listened and I just loved it. The problem was later they wanted the scholarship winners to repeat their contemporary monologue and I had had to try to remember what I made up! They embraced me and I fell in love…
2. What attracted you to the role of Grace, a struggling middle age single mom, in Death In Texas?
I was attracted to the idea of a mother’s love for her child.
3. The film is a sort of reintroduction of the LFB brand to your fans. What is different about LFB today and during your first run? What sorts of projects are you attracted to today?
I was fortunate to be part of the independent movie scene before it was commercial. There is magic on the set of an independent film. The crew and everyone on the set is there with a full heart.
4. Of all the roles you have played, which is your favorite? Why?
I don’t have a favorite role. I have had many wonderful work experiences and challenging scene partners. I was especially inspired and challenged by all the incredible actors on The Practice.
5. Which role in your career did you REALLY want that you didn’t get?
6. What is the one thing about you that most people don’t see that you wish they did?
I love lawn bowling!
7. Is there anyone left on your bucket list you want to act with?
Sam Rockwell is so talented and I would love to work with him.
8. The cast and crew loved you on the set of Death In Texas. You seem to be able to bond with all walks of life. Is this something you have been able to do all your life?
I am a Chicago girl and this comes with the territory.
9. It seems like everything in Hollywood is changing quickly. Anything you miss?
I miss having eye contact.
10. What movie repeatedly makes you cry when you watch it?
The Color Purple
“Death In Texas” will be released June 4th, 2021 in selected theaters and VoD. “Death In Texas” is produced by AHuevo Films and Brandtone Films in partnership with Vertical Entertainment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org