SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Audrey Looye: I am an actor here in LA!
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Audrey Looye: In 3rd grade, after being in a school production of The Wizard of Oz.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Restare Dollar Baby film?
Audrey Looye: I answered an open call for the lead and thought I was a good fit for this adaptation of Stephen King’s Rest Stop! I was lucky to get an audition and subsequent call-back from writer/director David Chien. Meeting our producer AJ Vargas at the same time. David explained what the “Dollar Baby” film was all about and I was excited to have a chance to collaborate with him and his team!
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Audrey Looye: Like so much of Stephen King’s stories these adaptations hold just the right amount of creep, horror, and suspicion! Horror guess work 🙂
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Audrey Looye: I had an initial audition and a call-back.
SKSM: You worked with David Chien on this film, how was that?
Audrey Looye: David was great! He is so gifted and detail oriented. Plus it was shot on an iphone. 2018 iphone!!
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Audrey Looye: When you work on micro budgets you need to keep thinking outside of the box and try to make unique interesting choices. I had the “gallows giggles” a few times staring into the iphone lens. Micro adjustments were funny and challenging.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Audrey Looye: Mostly by email as we all fell into “Covid” times just after it was made. David and AJ always kept me in the loop.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Audrey Looye: My latest work is on a Christmas film that is in post production for seasonal release and various commercial projects. But what I really enjoy are the creative art pieces like Restare!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Audrey Looye: Always! Just the right amount scare and horror blended nicely together!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Audrey Looye: My age
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Audrey Looye: Thanks for watching!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Audrey Looye: Thank you for the interview!