Amber Coney - Dead Of Summer
Photographer: Lesley Bryce
1. How did you land the role in "Dead of summer”?
It was one of the first things I auditioned for at the beginning of the pilot season this year. When I read the material for the first time, I was immediately drawn to the project and the part, so I was very excited to go in for it. I did an initial audition for the casting directors, and then I had a callback that same day. Soon after, I was one of three actors who was asked to test for the role, and I auditioned at the Disney lot in Burbank for the creators of the show and network executives. I found out the next week that I got the part, and I was absolutely elated.
2. Are you a big horror movie buff?
I’m not, actually. I’ve always been super sensitive when it comes to horror, so I only watch horror films if they are movies that I absolutely cannot miss.
3. Do you get scared easy?
4. How real does it feel with the setting of the camp, did it bring back any childhood memories?
Well, I didn’t go to this kind of camp as a child, so it’s a pretty new experience for me. I would never want to go to a camp like Camp Stillwater in real life, considering the circumstances of the show!
5. So you are also a writer. Who are some of your favorite writers?
Sylvia Plath, Richard Yates, Pablo Neruda… and I’m just starting to get into Stephen King!
6. What inspires you and why? I am inspired by other artists and works of art. I am inspired by cinema, literature, incredible performances, and by so many things I see and feel in this world.
7. What makes someone “Beautiful”? A rich, empathetic, evolving, intelligent, loving, generous, and curious inner life.
8. What’s the biggest turn off that a person can do? Not have the love for themselves and others.
9. Any Hollywood crushes? I haven't thought about Hollywood crushes since I was a teen!
10. What project can we look for 2017 or later in 2016? Aside from Dead of Summer, I’ve done a lot of work with Rabbit Bandini, James Franco’s production company. Films that I’ve acted in, such as Kill the Czar and The Institute, should be out soon, and a few films that I’ve written with James are going into production this Summer, so be on the lookout for those as well.
11. How can fans reach out to you?