Lindsay Lamb, star of “Hide In The Light,” which is about her character helping her friends to escape an abandoned orphanage while fighting supernatural forces, will be starring in several upcoming Lionsgate and Sony Entertainment films. Don’t miss this chance to get to know her.
That’s not Lamb’s only upcoming feature film, either; she’ll also be in Arlo: The Burping Pig in November, and Apple of My Eye in December. She’s clearly very busy, but she took the time to answer a few questions about all of her upcoming projects, her dream role, and what it was like to do her own stunts. Read on!
What was it like to star in “Hide In The Light” and how was it doing your own stunt work?
Lindsay Lamb: Filming Hide In The Light was so wonderful. It was an ensemble cast and we were all the same age, so it’s hard to say that it was “work” since we were all having so much fun. I’ve really enjoyed doing my own stunt work in the last handful of films that I’ve shot. I did my first wiring stunt in Hide In The Light which was a lot of fun. Definitely a little terrifying at first, but really cool.
Out of all of the characters you’ve played, which has been your favorite role and why?
LL: I’ve really loved all of the characters I’ve been playing lately but I really enjoyed researching my role for Apple of My Eye. In the film I play Jenny who is the lead characters’ Braille tutor. I did a lot of research on my own but once we arrived in Florida, I was able to get a lot of advice and information from the women at Southeastern Guide Dogs. They let me borrow books and different tools used to teach Braille; that helped tremendously.
What separates “Hide In The Light” from any other film?
LL: I think the element that separates Hide In The Light from any other film that I’ve worked on in the last few years is that it was an ensemble cast which I absolutely loved. We all played off of each other so well and I think it’s a huge success when somehow the director and producers of any film are able to cast a group of people who vibe well together on so many different levels. I’ve been doing a lot of comedy videos with Sterling Jones, who plays Eric in the film, along with our director, Mikey McGregor. Cynthia Bravo, our producer, is a great friend of mine. Literally everyone in every department just adored each other so it made working on the film so special and we’ve all continued to hang out, collaborate, and work together a year later.
How do you balance your busy schedule and still find time to enjoy your favorite hobbies?
LL: I’ve had to get a lot better at prioritizing. For a while I was all work and no play and it started to make me a little loopy; now I make sure to set aside time each week to do things with friends and do things for myself that aren’t career related. It’s definitely still a work in progress but I feel much more balanced when I’m not always focusing 100% on something that I really don’t have 100% control over.
What is your dream role?
LL: A role where I can wear sweatpants, kick ass and still look cool! Ha, just kidding. Sweat pants always look cool. I think my dream role would be alongside the people who I admire most. So anything with Elizabeth Banks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Rainn Wilson would be an absolute dream. I also have a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor so I would definitely like to play a role like that in the future just to see how it would be received as a character. That would be more of an experiment for me though.
What television series or film, past or present, would you love to be on and why?
LL: The Office! That show is/was/will always be amazing. I would love to be on a show with such longevity and with such a loyal fan base.
Do you have a guilty pleasure book, television show, or film?
LL: I am obsessed with murder documentaries. Documentaries in general really but primarily the really dark, gritty ones. Some people watch nice movies before bed; I watch terrifying crime investigations.
Do you prefer acting in television or movies? What are the different atmospheres like?
LL: Most of my experience thus far has been in movies. While both move very quickly, television is definitely much faster paced. A movie can take a year, most of the time longer than a year, to go from the first draft of a script, through all the rewrites, casting, filming, post production (I’m leaving out a lot but you see the point); television is often cast the same week that it’s shot, and then finalized and on air in a month.
Don’t miss Lindsay Lamb on Hide In The Light out tomorrow, October 31!