We are sharing our recently taken interview with actress Lilly Dennis
Pro Media Mag: First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Lilly Dennis: I have always known I was meant to be an actor. I grew up on a small island called Tasmania and for years was a part of the community theater there. I come from a non-industry family and so the road to the entertainment industry is not one that was obvious to me. When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue Film and TV and I am lucky enough to have succeeded in it while also maintaining my roots in theater on Broadway.
Pro Media Mag: Who or what inspired you to get into entertainment industry?
Lilly Dennis: I always knew acting was what I wanted to do from an extremely young age. I do not remember not knowing acing is what I wanted to do. I was inspired by comedy originally, I watch ed a lot of Lucille Ball as a child and john Cleese, as well as a lot of Australian comedies. It was what shaped who I became as an actor, that comedy influence was key in helping evolve into the actor I am today.
Pro Media Mag: What kind of part of your education has played in helping make your career?
Lilly Dennis: I think my education has played a huge part in the career I have today. I started acting classes at a very young age and then went on to a performing arts high school and then finally received a scholarship to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where I graduated as valedictorian. My education has equipped me with the skills and tools to continuously make me a better actor with each character I play.
Pro Media Mag: Tell us about your recent projects?
Lilly Dennis: This past year I recently finished a run on Broadway with my one person show Chocoholic, I and then appeared in United Solo Theater Festival and won Best Solo Show for Chocoholic. Once back from New York I was pulled into the press tour for the movie Still Here, which I star in and is shot in association with Warner Brothers and AT&T so that has been a whirlwind and now I am back on set for my new series I Can’t Help You.
Pro Media Mag: What kind of response you have received from critics and fans?
Lilly Dennis: I have been very fortunate to only have positive experiences with fans and critics. I am a very engaging person, so encounters with fans and critics is something I am very open too. So far, every fan I have come across has been very considerate and pleasant. A lot of the projects I work on have very high-profile people attached to them, so fans and critics are a daily encounter and a natural part of this industry.
Pro Media Mag: What’s your favorite role so far?
Lilly Dennis: My favorite role was probably playing Katherine Hepburn’s daughter in the series Good Job, Thanks! Directed by Sand Martin. I got to work with a lot of incredible people on that set and the character and storyline was amazing. My favorite theater role was definitely playing the role in my one person show Chocoholic directed by Debra Deliso, I wrote the play myself and so I am rather attached to that role.
Pro Media Mag : What’s the best part of being a actor?
Lilly Dennis : For me the best part about what I do is that with every role and project I undertake, I get to work with new creative people, a beautiful new story and I get to create something that hopefully at the end of the day resonates with people and can help evoke change.
Pro Media Mag : Are you working on any new project?
Lilly Dennis : Yes I have multiple projects I am currently signed onto but the one I can talk about is a new series called I Can’t Help You. I play a British therapist who is unlicensed, and only treats one patient who has multiple personalities and unfortunately this therapist is never of any help. I am very excited for the project to be released.
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