In the latest part of our series of Q&As with the cast and crew of Once Bitten… meet our Martha Swales, the fabulous Lauren Ashley Carter.
What is your favourite colour?
What was the first acting role you ever had and how old were you?
I was 7 years old, and I was the messenger in a Christmas play. I made a big show of finding a stool in the room to stand on. My first line was, “Hear ye! Hear ye! I am the messenger of the most high king!”
Who is your role model or inspiration?
It’s constantly changing! But my friend, director Natasha Kermani, inspires me all the time. She takes no shit and never gives up.
When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
When I realized that I didn’t share the rest of my family’s math skills. That also convinced me that I was adopted.
What one essential thing do you always have with you on set?
A quiet space.
What is your favourite biscuit?
Name a film which always makes you happy?
Death Becomes Her.
Name a film which always makes you cry?
Tea or coffee?
Depends what time of day.
What was the best part of working on Once Bitten…?
The set was so incredible. I wish we had more days to play in it! It felt so authentic and gave me so many options to play.
What sucked the most about working on Once Bitten…?
The actor that didn’t show up. Fuck that guy.
What are you working on now / next?
A sci fi feature I starred in, Imitation Girl, is out on VOD now. Another feature, horror- comedy GAGS, is beginning its festival run, and I’ve written two features and working on getting those made!
Thank you to Lauren for sharing her answers with us. Look out for another revealing cast & crew Q&A next week!