PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Screen and Silence! The Musical Star Christine Lakin

By Matthew Blank
04 Sep 2012

What sort of research have you put into this role? I've re-watched the movie a million times looking for performance nuances and dialogue cues.
Has Stephen Bienskie given you any good advice? On tucking? Yes, of course. We share other theatre secrets, too, but if I told you I'd have to kill you.
If you could trade roles with anyone in the cast for a week, who would it be? Jeff Hiller. But I wouldn't do it NEARLY the justice he does. He gives every scene and every character such incredible wit and fun. He is a joy to watch and learn from.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Clarice, frankly.
You were part of the Heathers concert. What are some other movies that you'd love to see made into musicals? "Amityville Horror"
Something about you that surprises people: People say I'm very normal. Which I suppose I am. All things considered.
Something you are incredibly proud of: I'm blessed to have made a modest living doing what I love. It is certainly my greatest achievement.
Something you're embarrassed to admit: I watch "Jersey Shore." And then I made a special visit there because I wanted to ride the rides.
Career you would want if not a performer: Chef. Writer.
Three things you can't live without: Friends, good wine, laughter
"I'll never understand why…" … people can be so cruel to each other.
Words of advice for aspiring performers: Do it because you love the work. Money and fame come and go... and don't amount to a whole lot. Save when you are fortunate. Be kind when you are famous. Create your own opportunities. The work is the only thing that will continually inspire passion and fulfill your artist.
Since we're here, any other projects you want to plug? Sure! My webseries "Lovin' Lakin" on Hulu and YouTube and the filmmaking show I judge with Ryan Higga called "Internet Icon," which you can also find on YouTube on the YOMYOMF Network (Season 2 coming soon!!)

Catch my voice on "Family Guy" and of course Dec. 25th in "Parental Guidance!"