SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Lorna Hughes: My name’s Lorna Hughes. I live on an old sheep farm in the North Wales countryside with my husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs and a cat. There’s never a quiet moment in our house!! We’re directors in a few businesses including a brewery, pizza restaurant and wine bar so are never stuck for somewhere nice to eat and drink!
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Lorna Hughes: Acting has been a big part of my life since I was at school and discovered the drama group. I was a shy child but acting really brought me out of myself and enabled me to become different people who did things I never would, which did wonders for my self confidence. That’s the thing I love most about acting.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Morning Deliveries Dollar Baby film?
Lorna Hughes: I was told by my friend and fellow actor, Landon Sweeney, that the director of the film was looking for someone to play a small role and that he’d suggested me as he knew I was a massive Stephen King fan. Naturally I jumped at the chance!
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Lorna Hughes: Everyone loves a psychopath! You certainly wouldn’t expect it to be your seemingly innocent, local neighbourhood milkman who delivers your milk on a daily basis but that’s what makes it so unexpected and terrifying!!
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Lorna Hughes: As I said above, I was suggested for the part by Landon who plays Spike the Milkman in the film and then was contacted by Will, the director.
SKSM: You worked with Will Patrick Roberts on this film, how was that?
Lorna Hughes: Will’s great, very friendly and helpful. He gave good direction and had very clear ideas of how he wanted the film to look and feel.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Lorna Hughes: Will had the idea that he wanted the film to look like it was shot in the Eighties so we had to run around the kitchen where my scene was filmed making sure there were no ítems such as Apple watches or laptops or any other anachronisms in view!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Lorna Hughes: Absolutely – I work with Landon Sweeney (Spike) and Lara Crawford (Mother) quite often on stage.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Lorna Hughes: I’m a massive fan!!! I’ve read nearly all of his novels, excluding the Dark Tower series, and consider him my favourite author of all time. I’m really looking forward to seeing the film adaptation of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, which comes out this week.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Lorna Hughes: A few years ago, I appeared on the BBC One quiz show, Pointless, with my then boss. We got through to the final but didn’t know anything about Iris Murdoch’s novels so didn’t win the money but I do have a coveted Pointless trophy!!!
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Lorna Hughes: Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the film!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Lorna Hughes: I loved every minute of being in this film and would like to thank you for asking to speak with me.