You play the character of Lacey on your TV show, Beyond the Break. How hard was it to get into the character of a girl who comes from an abusive household?
I did not grow up in an abusive household like Lacey did so it took some work. We had an acting coach sometimes to help. Lacey is a pretty tough girl. She’s had to protect herself and grow up fast, so I play her guarded as well as vulnerable.
Your character hooked up with one of her teammate's crushes and got caught. Do you have any advice to a girl in this situation?
Don’t hook up with your friend’s crushes! Ever!
If you could be any other character on the show, who would you be and why?
Dawn. Lacey and Dawn are so different.
What was the hardest scene of Beyond the Break to shoot so far?
I’m not sure. Physically, the water unit training was tough. Like carrying rocks under 20 feet of water. The phone scene with Lacey and her Mom’s boyfriend wasn't easy. Plus, I hit myself in the head with the phone by accident in one take. It HURT! Also rain scenes are long. And COLD!
Are you at all like your character, Lacey?
Yes. A lot like her. Not with as much baggage though.
What was your favorite scene to shoot so far?
The water scenes were always a blast. Jet skis, waves, friends ... it doesn't get much better.
What was the funniest moment on set so far?
In one scene Justin hands Lacey a business card. During one take some one switched the prop with a condom. I tried to stay in character and keep going ... everyone was laughing.
Does it get old when people recognize you or do you still love it when people come up to you on the street?
No, I love it!