E.G. Daily is an actress and singer who has appeared in many movies and television shows including Friend’s, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and The Voice. Her new movie Mothers and Daughters is in theaters now; here is a link to her website:
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a performer?
A: I didn’t know I wanted to be a performer at first cause I was super shy but I knew I loved singing and dancing! As I got older and got over being shy was when I realized I wanted to do what I love and that involved performing!
Q: What is your new movie about?
A: It’s Called “Mothers and Daughters” and it is about the dynamics of just that… Parenting the good ,the bad ,the ugly , and all the magic of it!
Q: What role do you play?
A: My role is Mama Quinn! She is the mother of Luke Mitchell. And we have a beautiful mother son moment of forgiveness..
Q: Phoebe sang a lot of interesting songs on Friends, why do you think, “Smelly Cat” became her signature song?
A: I think Smelly such a funny concept and the fact that it’s a smelly cat, most likely ,cause of the yucky food the humans are feeding them! I just think the randomness is why people loved it!!
Q: You have been in a couple of Nick Cassavetes’ films. What makes Mr. Cassavetes style of directing unique?
A: Cassavetes is a brilliant director he really plays with deep rooted issues. I think he’s not afraid to risk and go off the norm to make his films ! “Yellow ” his newest movie is an amazing example of that!!!
Q: How do you prepare for a role?
A: I get very clear about what’s going on for my character. How I see the characters I’m dealing with. What my subtext is about them not just want I say. Then wardrobe location and make up play a huge part for me.
Once I am in wardrobe things really come together for me.
Q: What is the most surprising thing that you have learned about Hollywood?
A: That people tend to put of living full lives for there careers. When actually I found my career flew open after I committed to my personal life like having kids , and putting energy into family ! Life just works better with balance…. I find.
Q: What is Wildlife Waystation and how did you become involved?
A: Wildlife Waystataion is an awesome animal sanctuary. It began with a woman named Marteen. Who started by rescuing one animal and eventually people started bringing her more and more! She would take in animals that were wild but then domesticated and those humans realized they couldn’t continue to care for them. Now she has a beautiful land dedicated to all animals. The entire thing is funded by donations. I herd about it when went to a party at a friends that was actually a party to share about the Waystataion. I was so moved and inspired I decided to have my own party to inspire others on what they can do to support this amazing sanctuary.
Q: Why do you think the animal rights movement has attracted so many famous people?
A: Animals are beautiful pure and innocent and as celebrity’s it’s our job to educate and be the voice where others can’t. It is our responsibility to speak out for important causes. The animal abuse that goes on is so awful it is impossible to not want to try to help!
Q: Of all the famous folks with whom you have worked who is the most like their on screen persona and who is the least like their on screen persona?
A: George Clooney is most like his on screen persona in person. He’s just that awesome man!
Rob Zombie is nothing like the wild ,mad Rocker he is on stage . In person Rob Zombie is a calm, gentle funny and just a super focused guy!
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