Today we’ve grabbed a few minutes with Lorynn York to learn a little about what her latest role in The Carpenter’s Daughter ahead of it’s première on Lifetime this Sunday (March 27th). Read on to learn about Lorynn’s role in the film, how she prepares for her roles and much more….
Hi Lorynn, thanks for taking some time out with us today!
Hello! It’s great to be here.
Could you start by telling us a little about both the film and your role within it?
The film is about high school and the drama that comes with it. I don’t want to give too much away, but the lead character goes through some of the hardest things a teenage girl could possibly face. My character is the stereotypical “mean girl” in the high school. It was my second time shooting a film in that high school, it made me feel like a real student. I even used the same locker I used in Babysitter’s Black Book!
I remember reading about how you were targeted by girls rather like your character whilst you were at school yourself, how did those experiences feed into playing the role?
I just remembered what I hated most about the mean girls and ran with that. The dirty looks, sideways compliments, etc.
Can you understand people like Kalie to some degree after immersing yourself in the role?
Of course. Everyone’s behaviour is a reflection of what is going on inside. Kalie’s mean attitude stems from some emotional instability and insecurities. Everyone has insecurities. I could pull from some of my own.
How do you typically prepare for your roles? Is there much time to talk it through and rehearse it with your directors or do you just find yourself caught up in the indie movie whirlwind?
I work very hard on character development before I start a project. Before I walk on set I know everything there is to know about my character. I bring ideas and insight to my directors and they usually love it. There is not a lot of rehearsal time for TV. It’s so important to do the work before the first day on set. On “Action” you must be ready!
You’ve grown up with abilities in a range of areas including dance, acting and modelling, was it an intentional move to try and keep many options open?
I love all three. Acting came to me while I was dancing in New York. I fell in love with it and it took number one on my list. All three really go hand in hand. I think it’s important for all types of artists to have multiple outlets. I’m going to start playing the guitar soon!
Are there any particular genres or styles you are hoping to try your hand at in the next few years?
I would love to do a period piece.
And so finally what other films have you got coming out which we should keep our eyes open for?
I have another lifetime movie called Broken Promise coming out in late summer. And another on the Syfy channel called 2 Lava 2 Lantula!, it’s the sequel to Syfy’s Lavalantulas with Steve Guttenberg. I had the time of my life working on that film.
The Carpenter’s Daughter airs on Lifetime Sunday March 27, will you be checking it out? Let us know in the comment box below!