SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Cynthia Morris: I grew up on a farm in rural Oklahoma and worked as a research scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After watching a Nicholas Sparks movie filmed in coastal North Carolina, I decided to visit the filming locations. I fell in love with the area and bought a beach house two days after arriving!
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Cynthia Morris: Even though I dreamed about being an actress when I was younger, I was very busy with my family and career. Only after retiring and moving to North Carolina did I realize that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams!
SKSM: How did you become involved in That Feeling Dollar Baby film?
Cynthia Morris: I had previously worked with Paul on a couple of short films and when I found out he was working on That Feeling, of course I wanted to be involved. After all, this is.a Stephen King story! Paul invited me to be props manager/set design, and to audition when casting was announced.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Cynthia Morris: I believe it’s something we can all relate to on some level. We all have to make choices in life and sometimes they are quite difficult. Love, loss, disappointment, and grief are all part of the human experience. That Feeling portrays all of these and more from one woman’s world.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Cynthia Morris: After I auditioned for another role, Paul asked if I would be interested in The Nurse. As you will see, Paul and the casting team made excellent choices for all of the roles.
SKSM: You worked with Paul Inman on this film, how was that?
Cynthia Morris: Working with Paul was amazing as well as very educational, both on camera and off. Paul is a very talented writer and director with the ability to visualize every detail of each scene.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Cynthia Morris: Prior to filming, Paul called to ask what size scrubs I needed for The Nurse’s wardrobe. I was thinking a white dress like Louise Fletcher/Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. After sending him photos, Paul agreed to compromise with me. He got scrubs, but they were white!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Cynthia Morris: I have maintained contact with Paul and much of the crew, mostly on social media.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Cynthia Morris: I recently was recently cast in a support role in an Independent feature film which should start filming after Thanksgiving.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Cynthia Morris: I’m and avid reader and Stephen King has always been one of my absolute favorite authors. I prefer reading the story before watching the movie. And yes, I did read That Feeling.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Cynthia Morris: It’s never too late to pursue your dreams! DREAM BIG!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Cynthia Morris: I think you’re going to like this!!