Laura Osnes Looks Glam Riding a Carousel in a High-Fashion Shoot With Broadway Style Guide!

News   Laura Osnes Looks Glam Riding a Carousel in a High-Fashion Shoot With Broadway Style Guide! Laura Osnes recently starred in Carousel at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, but she also rode the carousel, quite literally, in a high-fashion photo shoot with Broadway Style Guide at the Lincoln Park Zoo in the Windy City!

Playbill got an exclusive peak at two of the photos from the shoot. Make sure to check out the rest of the photos and the interview where Osnes talks about her personal style, performing out of town and what it means to be turning 30.

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes Photo by Nathan Johnson

Here's an excerpt from the story on Broadway Style Guide:

"It's so funny. The younger you are, the more impressive it is with all the things you've done, but I don't care," she says. "I have a lot of girlfriends who are already in their 30s and they're like, 'Laura, the 30s are the best. Because you know who you are now and you have less to prove.' I'm not scared for my 30s, but it is just weird to be like, oh my gosh, 30 years of my life has passed already. Wow."

However, with age, comes the opportunity to play more mature and complex roles, like Julie Jordan, which Osnes admits has been a tough, though rewarding, part to tackle. She's obviously used to the Rogers and Hammerstein canon, having played leads in South Pacific and Cinderella on Broadway and in The Sound of Music in a one-night-only Carnegie Hall concert, but Julie is an atypical heroine. And when asked which of the R&H leading ladies she most relates to, she immediately dismisses Julie from similarities to herself. "This one's really hard," she says. "What's been really fun about Julie is finding that depth and that complexity and trying to put myself in her shoes. She goes through a huge emotional journey. People are like, 'Are you having fun with the show?' And I'm like, 'I'm having fun with the people that I'm with.' I have to say that Julie's show is not a fun one to do. It's an exhausting role."

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes Photo by Nathan Johnson

One of her favorite moments in the show is when Pasquale's Billy comes up behind her at the end and embraces her. The move is reminiscent of another show Pasquale recently did on Broadway, and Osnes remembers "ugly crying" when he wrapped his arms around Kelli O'Hara in The Bridges of Madison County. "When we were in rehearsals, and he was like I'll just come behind and we'll have that moment, and I was like, wait? I get my very own Steve Pasquale Bridges of Madison County moment! Like, I get to be that person now?!" she exclaims.

To read the full story and see the complete shoot with Osnes, visit the Broadway Style Guide!

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