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[@more@]Serena Lorien

Serena Lorien is a british actor working in America, who I interviewed in the past and well I wanted to know more about what she had been up to recently so I did. Find out why she a name to watch out for. 

http://www.serenalorien.com/

1.Are you happy how things have gone for you with your career so far?
I am happy with the progress I am making and what I have been able to
achieve to this point. I’m the sort of person who is always striving for
more, but I am happy knowing that I’m busy doing what I love to do and
seeing that things are getting bigger and better all the time.

2. Who have you enjoyed working with recently?
I have really been enjoying working with everyone I’ve worked with
recently. I’ve been fortunate to have been working with and getting to
know some really lovely Directors, Producers and actors in my recent and
upcoming jobs.

3. What was it like working with Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen?
They are great actors! The film is a comedy called ‘Garbage’ from
director, Phil Volken, it’s about two best friends who are garbage truck
drivers servicing Hollywood who become overnight celebrities after
finding a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in the trash. I recently enjoyed
attending the film’s screening at the world renowned Grauman’s Chinese
Theater and was very happy to see how well received it was, it’s a very
funny film!

4. How has social media helped your career?
I
think it’s gotten to the point where social media has become so
prevalent in our society that its becoming more and more how people are
starting to run their businesses, so it’s an important tool to utilize
as a self-employed business which is technically what every actor out
there is in-between jobs.

5. What was it like working on your film ‘Poe’?

I had a brilliant time working with the director, Francis Xavier and
his lovely wife, Jo Ann who was one of the producers of the film. They
are such positive, energetic people, so it was a very enjoyable set to
be on. I played an in-charge State’s attorney which was a fun role to
play. I have actually been cast in Mr Xavier’s upcoming film ‘Less Than a
Whisper’ and will be playing a mysterious real estate agent in that
one, so I’m very much looking forward to that.

6. What kind of role do you most want to play?

I love characters who have conviction, those who are fighting for a
cause and are willing to play the ultimate sacrifice for them. Strong,
independent, smart women!

7. What have you been enjoying watching recently?
I love House and Law & Order SVU, so I consistently watch them,
there have been big changes in both, so it’s been an interesting season
so far. I also have been really enjoying the new ABC show, Pan Am.

8. How do you prepare for a role?

I do research into the type of person the character is, who would have
that type of profession, if a profession I’m not familiar with I
research the profession, so the terminology is second nature to me, I
make choices about the person’s background/ upbringing and decide what
the feelings/ emotions are behind what the character is saying.

9. How do you memorize lines?
I’m thankfully good with memorization, it doesn’t take me too long to
get lines down. I read through the entire script first and then read my
scenes again, after that I put the script down and say my lines out loud
and then the other character’s lines in my head and then my next line
out loud and so on. Some people work well just remembering the others
person’s cue line, but I tend to memorize their lines also which for me
works well.

10. What is next for yourself?

I have multiple
films coming up, as well as ‘Less than a whisper’, I also have the
psychological thriller ‘Sound of Mind’ from writer, Alexander Emmert in
which I play a doctor alongside Thora Birch and Efren Ramirez, the
action thriller, ‘The Human Factor’ in which I play a tough detective
alongside Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo and Charisma Carpenter, the action
film ‘Blood on the Border’ where I play a drug cartel member’s
girlfriend alongside Martin Landau, and the horror/ thriller film
‘Gripped’ where I play a southern socialite amongst others, so I have a
busy year coming up!

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