Recently we spoke with Lorynn York about her role in the upcoming sequel to the SyFY hit Lavantula sequel and her upcoming projects. Lorynn also talks about working with FX for the first time and her start in acting.
What can you tell us about your characters in your upcoming projects?
I will sum them all up into just three categories. I play the mean girl, the dying girl, and the victim!
What can you tell us about your characters and how you prepared for the role?
I bring parts of myself to every character I play. Before I dive into the work, I put myself in the characters’ shoes. The characters I played in the last 8 months were all over the place. To help differentiate them all, my preparation always depends on the backstories. Each character’s life drastically differs from another. I am all about studying relationships and backstory.
How was working on a horror show and great moments from filming you can share?
Well, this was my first project where I interacted with characters that weren’t physically present on set! The Lavalantulas! The special effects team ran around with balls on strings! There is a moment in the film where I am smashed to the ground by a spider. It was tricky working with the invisible Lavalantula. I had to flop on a pad just right to make it look believable, while of course remembering to be terrified.
How did you get into acting and what was your big break?
I was always a performer. Acting came in the middle of my career as a young ballet dancer. I took acting classes off and on in high school, but I didn’t start auditioning for mainstream film and TV until I was 18.
I have to say, I haven’t yet had my “big break.” But I consider my recent break into the TV movie world a great stepping stone in my career. After Babysitter’s Black Book, I started getting recognized while out with friends! It was so surprising and fun. That movie got a lot of attention.
When you consider a script or a potential TV or film project, what elements do you look for in the story and character and what types of projects would you like to do in the future?
I read a lot of scripts. I have to say I look for the scripts that I cannot put down. The ones that make you laugh out loud, or leave tear stains on the pages on your first read through. Those are the projects that I fight for. When a script makes you feel so much just by reading it, imagine what beautiful things will happen on screen.
When studying a character, the first thing I look for is the love. I believe to successfully take on the persona of another human being, you not only have to love the character but you must find what the character loves or once loved. Even if its not written, its there. I make sure to find it.
When you’re not filming, what do you like to do?
I love to go to the beach with friends. The beach is my happy place. I love to sit on my beach chair and read young adult books. I am always up for great book suggestions! I also enjoy working out and staying in good shape. I am about to start barry’s boot camp. It’s the hardest workout I have ever done, and I love it. I have two dogs Papageno and Pamina. I love to take them on walks around the neighborhood or long strolls through whole foods. Sorry whole foods!
What else do you have upcoming?
Lots of great things! I have a new commercial that should air any day now. I have a few more features coming out after 2 lava 2 lantula! Broken Promise, Flight 192, and The Repairman. Other than that, I am auditioning and testing for some amazing projects. Fingers crossed! Thanks for having me!