The Carpenter’s Daughter, about a single father that struggles to come to terms with his increasingly distant 15 year old daughter after she loses control at a high school party, is released later this month.
We spoke to up and coming actress Lorynn York about what’s unarguably one of her biggest film breaks to date.
Q: You trained as a ballerina in New York. How tough was that!?
It was pretty rough. I actually loved it. It taught me extreme focus and dedication that I use in my character prep today.
Q: Are movies like Center Stage and Black Swan fairly accurate depictions of the ballet world?
Q: What prompted the move away from ballet and into acting?
I was always in and out of acting classes. It just comes with being a dancer. It helps with artistry. Every type of artist should take a few acting classes.
Q: What was your first gig?
It was my first audition EVER. It was an indi movie called 11:11 Directed by Meg Lansaw in Wilmington North Carolina. I had a few lines. I fell in love with being on set.
Q: Did you frame the check?
I should have!
Q: What appealed to you about The Carpenter’s Daughter?
It reminded me of the dynamic of my high school. I went to a small private school, it was a very judgmental environment.
Q: Where it was filmed?
All over Los Angeles.
Q: Could you relate to the story within it – if even not directly?
I really relate to Sadie’s character Natalie even though in the movie we hate each other. It was easy for me to be the mean girl in school. I was targeted by them growing up. I knew exactly what to do.
Lorynn, where can we follow you online?
My instagram is @xolorynnyork and my twitter is @officialLyork