Catching Up With Actress Lindsay Lamb

Recently we spoke with the very busy Lindsay Lamb about the numerous roles she has out now as well as her future projects.
What can you tell us about your characters in your upcoming films (“Hide In The Light”, “Arlo: The Burping Pig”, “Apple Of My Eye” and “Blue Line”)?

I play Becca in “Hide In The Light.” She is a part of the group of friends who get trapped in the abandoned orphanage. I was able to do a couple of stunts in the film, including my first wiring stunt, so I’m really excited to see how it all comes together when the film is released at the end of this month! It was fun to go from playing Becca, an outgoing, fun girl-next-door type to playing Samantha, in “Arlo: The Burping Pig,” who is the bookish, nerdy sister trying to remain invisible in the new town that the family just moved to. I usually play the bubbly characters so getting to play nerdy was really entertaining for me.

In “Apple of My Eye” I play Jenny, the lead character’s Braille tutor. We shot a lot of the film at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Bradenton, Florida and the staff were incredibly helpful in teaching me about different tools that individuals use in learning Braille. “Apple of My Eye” comes out at the end of this year.

Lastly, in “Blue Line” I play Bunny Abbott, the cheerleading captain who gets kidnapped and held hostage. While this is more of a role that I’m familiar with, I wasn’t prepared to be running around in a cheerleading uniform in freezing temperatures. We shot the film in Cromwell, Connecticut and had to battle snow storms while stunt driving and filming a lot of exterior scenes. I definitely came back to LA with a new appreciation for our “winters.”

How did you prepare for the roles?

I always read the script at least 4 or 5 times before starting to memorize. I also like to work with an acting coach in order to get different takes on the character. Making sure that the lines come naturally to me is definitely one of the most important aspects in my preparation. I have a hard time really getting into the character when I’m still thinking about the words on the page.

In “Apple of My Eye” my character teaches Braille which is something that I was very unfamiliar with. I did a lot of research on my own but what was most helpful was the time I spent at Southeastern Guide Dogs. While we were shooting several scenes there I was able to talk with their receptionist, Tracey. She let be borrow Braille tools, books, and games that were very informative.

What is working with your casts like and do you have any special moments from filming you can share?

I’ve been so lucky with the casts that I’ve worked with recently. We all have become this weird, dysfunctional but loving family that we didn’t really ask for but appreciate having, ha! When we were filming “Apple of My Eye” in Florida, on one of the first nights Jack Griffo stepped on some sort of glass and so our director and I performed a minor operation on his foot. I don’t always insist on getting up close and personal so early on but it definitely brought us together on day one! However, I think one of the most special moments that I witnessed was when a lovely woman, Annie, who was a volunteer at Southeastern Guide Dogs, met Burt Reynolds. She was so ecstatic and I, being the emotional human I am, was in tears.

How did you get into acting and what was your big break?

I started to act when I was desperate for attention at the ripe age of about two years old, when my younger sister was born, but my first professional job was when I was 10 years old. My
first grade teacher told my mom what a creative (weird) kid I was and that she should consider getting me into theater. I auditioned for the musical Annie along with 500+ other young girls and somehow booked it. After that, I was hooked. I guess I would say that my “big break” was “Blue Line” because it has been the connection to every project I’ve done since. It was also the first project that I booked since graduating from USC two months prior.

What do you look for when you consider a part?

I definitely look for roles that challenge me. As much as I love playing the dumb blonde, it’s also nice to be offered those roles that really push you to discover new things about yourself and your work while you’re creating a new character.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have two dogs, Scotch and Jovi, who I am absolutely obsessed with so most of my free time is spent with them. I also love cooking (and eating) so I’m always dragging my friends over to my place to feed them whatever new concoction I’ve whipped up. I’m also a big fan of hot yoga – not so much while I’m there, practically dying, but I feel like I can take on the world afterwards.

What other projects do you have coming up?

I’ve started producing along with acting so that’s something that has been keeping me busy. I’m working with my good friend who used to be my agent, Jason Lockhart, on a few different projects and working with the Sweet Tomato Films family next year as well. I’m also putting a lot of focus on getting into the TV world. I have a good amount of experience in film but I’m always trying to grow and learn about new aspects of the industry. I’m also looking forward to getting back into acting class and starting additional training in improv.

(Photo by Chris Wood)