She played in Polly Schattel’s Dollar Baby Here There Be Tygers as Charlie.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Penny Munroe: My name is Penny Munroe. I am a musician, actor, and I’m going into 7th grade. I have been acting since I was five years old and I have been a part of many of my Mom’s horror films.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Penny Munroe: I think I was influenced by my Mom since I saw her acting and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. Eventually I just started and I really enjoyed it. My first acting gig was a commercial for Purina One where I got to act with my family and my dog.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Here There Be Tygers Dollar Baby film?
Penny Munroe: My Mom wrote the adaptation with me in mind as the main lead. It was a super fun character for me to play.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Penny Munroe: I think bullying is a very important topic that needs to be talked about more. This story is about a girl who is treated badly but through she it all she finds her power and learns to respect herself.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Penny Munroe: My Mom wrote the part with me in mind.
SKSM: You worked with Polly Schattel on this film, how was that?
Penny Munroe: Polly Schattel was a great director. She was super fun and she pushed and the other actors to do our best. And overall the outcome was awesome.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Penny Munroe: My costar Selah Atwood and I are friends outside of acting and it was a really fun experience to work with her. We were asked to do graﬃti on the mirror in the bathroom which is an easter egg for Stephen King fans and we kept doing it over and over because we were being perfectionists. Also, the scene where Selah had to be so mean to me was very funny to film because Selah is such a nice person. I teased her about her ability to be so mean.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Penny Munroe: Yes, I do. I know a lot of the kids that worked in the classroom, along with Selah, and I had worked with a lot of the crew before. I worked with Greg Hudgins before on another horror film called “Ghost Image” so it was cool to work with him again.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Penny Munroe: I’m currently signed with Carla Hough at Bold Talent and I do auditions for diﬀerent shows. And I’m working on some new projects coming out soon including another short horror film “The Ebbing.”
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Penny Munroe: My Mom thinks I’m too young to read his books but she’s a very serious fan of his work. She was super excited to do this short film and we literally have all his books.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Penny Munroe: That I like to mountain bike and that I have been playing an instrument and singing since I was six years old. Also, I am a lead singer in a band.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Penny Munroe: I hope everyone enjoys “Here There Be Tygers” and I think it will do very well. I think that it’s a story that people can relate to and enjoy.