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Interview with Actress Alicia Lara

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is very excited to present actress Alicia Lara to our readers. Alicia, you have worn many hats in your career so far.   What encouraged you to make your career in the film industry?

AL- I am, at the heart of things, a movie fan.  To be on screen creating characters that touch people—one way or the other—is my biggest wish.  Love, hate or feel sorry for my character—I just want them to touch you somehow.  Great actors in great roles have marked moments throughout my life and I aspire to their heights.  Robert DeNiro in “Awakenings” (which led me to watch “Raging Bull”), Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth”, Julie Walters in “Educating Rita”, Peter Sellers in “Being There” and Benicio del Toro in “The Usual Suspects” and later, “Traffic.”  Toni Collette.  Gene Wilder–you know, he’s great. In his films he is in these ridiculous situations and he always stays very grounded—that’s what makes it funnier.  I tend to be a very real actor so I take that route—no matter what is happening around me, even when I’m in a farce onstage, I keep it real.  That’s just my tendency. I have a long way to travel yet in my career but I can only hope I make some kind of impact, in the end, on someone’s life the way these actors have inspired mine. (more…)