SL: I love both film and television, but my goal was always to be working solidly on feature films. TV has in some ways has come more to the forefront now, in the sense that big name actors who would never have done television before are now taking on the lead roles and I think there is some brilliant television being made right now. Almost all of the few shows I have time to watch are more similar in some ways to film due to them being epic, larger than life productions, rather than slice of life, so I would love to be on one of those type of shows, but other than that I enjoy the ever changing world of film, the genres I work in are switched up as are the roles and that for me is more exciting and fulfilling.
CGM: Recently you’ve played roles ranging from a reporter, to a doctor to a murderess in House of Manson. What is it like jumping from one character to another in different types of movies?
SL: As I mentioned above it’s really what excites me about being an actor, I think one of the reasons I may have wanted to be an actor is that I get bored doing the same things over and over again, I’m constantly trying new things, exploring new places and meeting different people and it’s such a bonus that I get to do that for work. There are some views from people who feel if you’re not a household name actor yet you should stick to your ‘branding’, those roles which people can see you playing the moment you walk through the door, for me those are the educated, intelligent, attractive reporter, doctor, lawyer etc, but some of the most fun I’ve had on set has been playing a murderess or a psychologically disturbed person, so as much as I understand the business viewpoint of why branding yourself could possibly help get you in certain doors I’d rather explore some meatier roles and enjoy expanding my abilities as an actor between the more typical roles above.