Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
CL: Chloe Lanier, nice to meet you.
MW: How did you get into acting?
CL: I’ve always known I wanted to be an actress, and I grew up doing theatre and taking acting classes, but it wasn’t until I graduated high school and booked Army Wives that doors started to really open for me professionally.
MW: Tell me about getting the role of Penny on Army Wives?
CL: I was ecstatic! “Army Wives” was my first big acting gig, and I remember my agent calling me and after I got off the phone I jumped up and down, screaming, “I booked it! I booked it! I booked it!” I was over the moon.
MW: Give me a story from the set of Army Wives?
CL: Oh, gosh. On set I’m usually in my zone and try to stay in character, but I have had some really fun times with my co-star, J.J, who plays Hector. He was the first person on set to really open their arms and make me feel really comfortable on set. He’s since become a good friend and I will always be thankful to him.
MW: How is working with everyone on Army Wives?
CL: It’s honestly the best working environment I’ve had so far. Everyone is always on their A-Game, and is absolutely professional. Not only is the cast absolutely fantastic to work with, but the crew is superb. I’ve yet to hear anyone on that set complain about anything.
MW: Do fans of Army Wives reach out you?
CL: Yes, which has been really nice. I’ll get really sweet messages on Twitter or Instagram. I think fans have definitely grown to love, or at least sympathize, with Penny.
MW: What is going on with you in 2013?
CL: Well I just moved to L.A. and am still getting acclimated to the city. Auditioning, hopefully some cool things to share in the near future.
MW: What do you do in your spare time?
CL: I’m a cinema file, so I’m constantly watching or studying movies, especially movies with actors that I really aspire to work with. Jessica Chastain and Leonardo DiCaprio are two of my favorite actors whose work I really admire. I’d like to build a body of work that is of equal caliber to them.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
CL: If you want something my advice is to go for it! Never give up and never let anyone steer you away from your dreams.