In the final part of our exclusive interview, Lindsey Morgan previews her upcoming film “Chastity Bites,” newfound interest in dancing, and does some fun word association.
TVSource Magazine: Tell me a little about your movie, Chastity Bites.
Morgan: My character, her name is Noemi, interesting name. She’s basically the Gretchen Weiner of this little group of girls. This clique of girls is called the Hiltons. We rule the school. [Laughs]
TVSource Magazine: I’m reading the synopsis of the film, please tell me your character doesn’t bathe in blood!
Morgan: No! [Laughs] But that really happened. She’s the villain of the movie. She was literally based on the real Countess Elizabeth Báthory. She thought it would make her young and beautiful. Elizabeth Báthory was her name. Crazy…
TVSource Magazine: How was your experience overall?
Morgan: That movie was so fun. It really is like an all-girl cast. There were literally two guys in the entire film. It was a bunch of estrogen on the set. [Laughs]Which at times can be a little whoa, but then it was also great because I made some like best friends on that shoot. It was just really fun because it’s a comedy; it’s very much in the vein of Heathers. It’s dark and there’s blood and killing, but it’s done in such a fun way. So as far as I know they just recently got everything together and they’re submitting to Sundance and waiting to hear. They’re trying to work the festival circuit. I haven’t seen anything.
TVSource Magazine: Now that we’ve got the “hard” part of out the way, let’s ask some fun Lindsey questions.
TVSource Magazine: What’s on your iPod?
Morgan: What is my iPod right now? I change it up so much. I really love this band called The Weeknd. It’s not spelled like “The Weekend” it’s spelled like W-E-E-K-N-D.
TVSource Magazine: I know who they are. Love them!
Morgan: They’re so great! I love their music, so they’re definitely on there now. And for some reason I’ve been having like an oldies obsession. I’ve been playing the Bee Gees a lot. [Laughs] I don’t know why. I think it’s because I went to Dancing with the Stars and they played “Studio 54” and after that I just couldn’t get them out of my head. I’ve been playing a lot of that. That’s me, I’m very eclectic. I really like a lot of everything. It’s just kind of like ‘What haven’t I heard in a while?’ It’s great to drive to and run to. Those are my criteria when looking for music.
TVSource Magazine: What are your special talents (besides acting)? Do you sing or dance?
Morgan: No I don’t sing! I was scarred in the sixth grade when I tried out for the school musical. I sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and was really pumped to do it. Then when I got in front of everyone, I got really nervous and sang it two octaves higher than it needed to be. The worst part was after that, we usually have one musical a year in school, the drama kids stayed drama kids forever. Every year somebody would remind me of it. [Laughs]Ever since then I’ve been a little scarred. But I like to sing alone when no one can hear me.
As far as dancing, I never really did it or trained for it, but I’ve kind of picked it up as I got older. It’s been something I’ve been looking into, especially salsa dancing. One of my friends was really great at it and she dragged me to something on a Tuesday night and it was so much fun. It turns out as a the female, you don’t really have to do that much. It’s the guy who does all the work, so I was like this dance is easy. [Laughs] So now she’s like we should take lessons together, so we’ve been looking into that. It’s something I’d like to do.
TVSource Magazine: Would you ever consider following in Kelly’s footsteps and do Dancing with the Stars?
Morgan: I would love to do that. I thought Kelly must have danced somewhere in her life and she’s like no, never. I’ve never been trained, never took classes. She’s such an inspiration. Like someone like me, who’ve never trained in it, can learn it and be awesome at it. It would be like ‘Oh well wait, maybe I could do this too.’ I’d love to do that. I think it’d be so much fun.
TVSource Magazine: Are you a big movie buff?
Morgan: Oh definitely for sure. I think this goes back to the boycott. [Laughs] I couldn’t have it has a child, now I’m obsessed with it. My dad was the same way. ‘Go outside Lindsey. Don’t watch TV.’ Now I’m like ‘Did you watch me today?’ And he’s like ‘Yes I did, only you.’
I’m always trying to see what’s in theatres. I love going to the movies. I’m like that with TV now too. There’s great TV or a new show. Whenever I finish a new show I’m on to the next one.
TVSource Magazine: I’m going to name two actors and I want you to pick whose movie you’d see just because it’s them.
Morgan: This sounds like fun.
TVSource Magazine: Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gossling?
Morgan: Gossling, hands down. [Laughs]Nothing against Reynolds.
TVSource Magazine: Chris Helmworth or Chris Evans?
Morgan: Evans I think he’s a little more charming
TVSource Magazine: Brad Pitt or George Clooney
Morgan: Brad Pitt.
TVSource Magazine: And of course for the Twilight fans – Edward of Jacob?
Morgan: I’ve never seen Twilight or read it. Isn’t that crazy? I feel like I should watch it but I feel like it makes me special because I haven’t. [Laughs]
TVSource Magazine: Trust me you aren’t missing anything at all.
Morgan: That’s what I’ve heard . [Laughs]
TVSource Magazine: Let’s do some word association. Tell me the first thing that pops into your head. You ready?
TVSource Magazine: General Hospital
TVSource Magazine: Your fans
Morgan: Crazy awesome.
TVSource Magazine: Running
TVSource Magazine: Music
TVSource Magazine: Acting
TVSource Magazine: Lindsey Morgan
TVSource Magazine: I always through that out there just to see what people will say.
Morgan: I just like that my word was a little depressing, nuts but in the bad way.
TVSource Magazine: You have been absolutely fantastic and I’m so glad that I got the chance to talk to you.
Morgan: Thank you! This has been such a fun interview.
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