MY INTERVIEW WITH KIRA REED LORSCH
Hi Kira! Thank you so much for joining us at The Spiel!
My pleasure. I’m so excited to be working on The Bay http://www.TheBayTheSeries.com <http://www.thebaytheseries.com/>
For those who do not know, what is your character like on "The Bay"
My character, Jo Connors, is a smart, sophisticated, non-nonsense woman who aims to run Bay City’s underworld. First up, Jo is partnering with Steve Jensen (Matthew Ashford) and making his escort service a legitimate business. At the same time she becomes an essential ally to the mainstream political world by keeping Mayor Madison (Nicolas Coster) from facing criminal charges for “cavorting” with Orchid (Terri Ivens). Jo is a tough lady with a soft spot for women being treated with the respect they deserve. I am grateful Gregori J. Martin has created this complex and layered woman and I thoroughly enjoy bringing her to life.
Are you working on any other projects?
Beyond The Bay, I’m currently in pre-production on a lifestyle talk show called The 411. I am a producer/reporter on love and relationships. See my book SCORE for more information on my expertise in that department: http://www.ScoreTheBook.com<http://www.scorethebook.com/>
I am on the board of The Thalians http://www.thalians.org <http://www.thalians.org/> a “Hollywood for mental health” charitable organization long-led by Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee. The Thalians current focus is helping the injured military men and women of UCLA Operation Mend. I produced their last gala, a Motown style tribute to Smokey Robinson, which can be viewed athttps://vimeo.com/ondemand/thalianssmokey with all proceeds going toward mental health and wellness programs for UCLA Operation Mend patients and their families.
I am also an animal rescue advocate working closely with the humane, rescue only pet store ShelterHopePetShop.org. Founded by my longtime friend, Kim Sill, Shelter Hope Pet Shop was created to aid shelter pet adoptions and eliminate puppy mill pet shops across the nation. We feature a Shelter Hope Rescue Dog of the Week in the Beverly Hills Courier with all adoption fees going directly back to help save the lives of homeless pets. Check out their 2015 Shelter Hope Calendar - I am Miss June with my rescue dog Missy. See more and donate at: http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org <http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org/> <http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org <http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org/> >
What is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t think pleasure should be guilty. I am not ashamed of my indulgences. I love fine dining with my hubby, spa days with my girlfriends, and taking time for myself with a yoga class, a walk, or a mid-day movie matinee. I am a proud hedonist.
If you were not in show business, you would?
I love producing. If I wasn't in television production, I would likely be an event planner – producing kids birthday parties, dream weddings, the best barmitzvahs… you name it.
Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I am very good at keeping busy. When I have the luxury of time, like a whole day off, I love to go to the farmers market, shop for fresh produce, and cook something from scratch using seasonal farm-fresh ingredients. I could also easily spend a day with a book by the ocean or a hike in the L.A. mountains. Spare time is priceless.
What advice would you have for up and coming actors?
Act. Don’t talk about it. Do it. Take action. Get out there. Leave the house. You can’t get discovered if no one knows who you are. Meet and collaborate with other actors, directors, writers and producers. Join an acting class or company and do scene work with like minded people. Audition for everything. Even the silly community theater parts you aren't right for. Don’t get the part? Oh well. Make your own movie - starring you! Put yourself out there on YouTube. There is no excuse for anyone not to be an actor if they want it. With an iPhone and something to express, anyone can act, anywhere. Don’t become an actor to get rich and famous. There are easier ways to acquire money and attention. Act because it’s fun and creative and you love it. If it becomes your job, that’s just icing on the cake.
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Thank Lisa for having me on The Spiel! XOKira