Lindsay Lamb is an actress dominating the silver screen and you can you see why by watching her performances in Lionsgate’s motion picture Arlo: The Burping Pig (November 15, 2016), as Samantha, a bookworm trying to make friends at her new school and in Sony Entertainment’s And Then There Was Light (December 2016), as Jenny, Caroline’s Braille tutor who provides a source of encouragement and guidance after she rapidly loses her sight from an accident.
On March 17, 2017, Lindsay Lamb can be seen in Lionsgate’s Blue Line, playing Bunny Abbott, a cheerleading captain who is kidnapped and held hostage during a heist.
How will people be able to relate to your character, Samantha, in Arlo: The Burping Pig?
I think Samantha is a very relatable character because she struggles with being confident in herself and wanting to fit in and belong. In the film, she has a sister who is popular, beautiful and gets along with all the cheerleaders, whereas Samantha is more bookish and reserved. I think there is a point in everyone’s life where you consider changing who you are in order to appeal to others and that’s definitely not always the best thing to do.
You play a cheerleader in Blue Line. Were you a cheerleader in high school or college? And how did it prepare you for your role in the film?
I cheered in high school for a couple of years at Fort Myers High back in Florida where I grew up, but I’ve been a dancer my whole life. I prepared pretty much the same way I do most roles except since I knew I would be in a cheerleading uniform and wanted to look the part, I hit the gym more than usual for a month or so ahead of filming. Nothing could have prepared me for was how freezing it would be in Cromwell, Connecticut in late January though!
What is one thing that you would want people to know about you?
Hm… probably that I’m a lunatic, ha! I’m kidding (kind of) of course, but I think that when people first meet me they don’t know what to think. I say insane things and am really outspoken. I think it would be beneficial for people to know that about me prior to our first interaction.
How do you go about choosing the right script/project to be a part of?
I really love being a part of projects that challenge me as an actress. I try to read as many scripts and plays as I can so that I know which styles I prefer and what I would like to pursue next. I also love working with people who I have worked with before. You develop a sense of family when you’re on set for crazy amounts of hours together so being able to revive that feeling with awesome people you know along with new people is something that I’m all about.
Who would be your dream co-star and why?
I would love to work with Elizabeth Banks. She’s so charming to watch. I think her performances are flawless and she just seems like such a cool human.
What iconic historical figure would you love to portray in a film and why?
Ooh, that’s a great question. Very different options, but either Debbie Harry or Princess Diana. It would be so fun to rock out on screen as Debbie Harry who lives such an interesting life. Princess Diana because who wouldn’t want to play Princess Diana?! That would be incredible.
What would you like have achieved ten years from now in your acting career?
I really just want to continue to work consistently. The instability of this industry is crazy and it really makes you appreciate every moment I get from doing what I love.
With that being said, I would love to be on a long-running TV show and be in a position to help the people who have believed in me from day one, and that includes my dad whom I hope to purchase a home for in Malibu ASAP so I’m working on that as well, haha!
What advice do you have for aspiring actresses?
I would say that one thing that has really helped me is always being in an acting class. It’s so important to continue learning and growing. It is also a great place to be around like-minded people who are all working towards the same end result. It’s really inspiring.
Lindsay Lamb grew up in the world of professional theater, is a graduate of the University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, paddle boarding with her two rescue dogs, Scotch and Jovi.