remember seeing the stunning Laura Harring for the first time in
"Silent Night, Deadly Night 3". The movie was awful but she stood
out. Now she stars in one of the years best films (in my
opinion) "Mulholland Drive".
I recently had the chance to toss a couple
of questions Laura's way and this is what she had to say:
1- How did you get into acting? Was it
a lifelong dream or was it a fluke?
I was discovered by a producer who saw
me on television. It wasn't a dream until after working with
2- I first saw you in a little horror movie called "Silent
Night, Deadly Night: Part 3". Looking back, how was the experience
of working on that film?
I forgot that film.
3- Congratulations on your performance in
I really enjoyed the movie. How was the audition process for
the flick? Was it odd taking into account that it was for David Lynch?
I met with David for an hour and we talked
about lots of things and then a month later, I had
to screen test for the network, but David made it very comfortable.
He held our hands and gave us a little pep talk.
4- Was it uncomfortable doing the extensive sex scenes that
are in the movie? I hope it was a closed set.
I was very shy and started becoming teary
eyed, but there was respect in the air and it was fine. Closed
set, of course.
5- I'm sure you've seen the film. Now be honest: do you
understand the last 26 minutes? They baffled me (but in a good way).
I have my own interpretation. I think
I understand it. I feel that the first part may be a dream.
6- You were a regular at some point on "General Hospital"
and "Sunset Beach". Did playing the same part for
a long period of time ever get boring? Did you ever feel restless
while doing TV?
I definitely love filmmaking more, but
I have never done an evening drama for an overly long time. The
worst part is not having so much input on your character.
7- Of all the parts that you have played, which one do you hold
closer to your heart?
role in "Mulholland Drive")
8- You have a role in the upcoming
Denzel Washington movie: "John Q". How did the shoot
"John Q" was a lot fun. We were freezing
up in Montreal at 5:00AM and still managed to giggle between takes.
Robert Duvall, Ray Liotta and I laughed to the point of tears
at one point. We wouldn't take our coats off until they yelled
9- Any other projects in the works? What can we expect from
Laura Harring in the near future?
I'm working on my first action film.
I fly 50 feet up in the air!! (in
the Van Damme flick "Derailed")
10- What's your favorite David Lynch film?
"The Elephant Man". No other movie rips your
heart open like that one.
I'd like to thank Laura for
her time and encourage you all to check out her Official Site
by clicking the "Mulholland Drive" thumbnail below. Her
site is very friendly and personal. Come back anytime Laura!
< click to see her
official website >