Megan Harwick

She played in Shawn Lealos‘ Dollar Baby I Know What You Need as Elizabeth.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Megan Harwick: I’m an actress I’ve been acting for years and years. Also know a little bit behind the camera as I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a film degree and currently I work for a production company that produces mostly documentaries.

SKSM: How did you become involved in I Know What You Need?

Megan Harwick: Think I just saw the posting in some random place on the internet and showed up at the audition. It was something to do during the summer time. There really aren’t many auditions to go to in Oklahoma and I rarely go to any. This particular audition was in Norman, where I was going to college and it all fit in with my schedule.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Megan Harwick: I auditioned.

SKSM: You worked with Shawn Lealos on this film, how was that?

Megan Harwick: Shawn was really nice and seemed very enthusiastic about the whole thing.

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Megan Harwick: I hated the woods scene there were too many bugs and it was itchy and ucky.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Megan Harwick: No I really don’t. I haven’t even seen the finished project I think Shawn works on several of these things.

SKSM: What did you do after I Know What You Need?

Megan Harwick: I appeared in several other commercials for Oklahoma. I decided to stop doing Independent films here that don’t pay or pay that much because I don’t appreciate the way I’ve been treated at these things. It sucks when I have to bring my boyfriend because the guys on the crew are making sexual remarks and dis-respecting me…Here it just seems like it is mostly kids with cameras that think they are big shots and they are quasi Gods that deserve to be worshipped…for me I just want to act I need an outlet because I’m crazy but also I am a very nice girl and deserve to be treated better than that….I’ve just been doing anything that pays because I know I will be treated like an adult and mostly a lady if they are paying…also I’ve been vacationing, painting, and ballroom dancing. I might be leaving to LA next week as I was given a temporary job offer with a production company out there.

SKSM: Voodoo is an important part of the story. Do you believe in it, or did you have personal experience with voodoo?

Megan Harwick: Hmm..If I did believe in voodoo I’m sure it would be real. There is so much about this world we don’t know…and I believe we can create things into existence after all the human mind is not a completely discovered thing.

SKSM: Are you (or were you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Megan Harwick: Oh wow King is a genius I loved loved Shawshank redemption, Stand by me, MISERY was so great too. I don’t know him or very well of him but can imagine it could be horrifying to be a horror genius as he is…Torture to dream his dreams or see the world the way he does. And so in a way if the way I imagine him is true…I feel sorry for him but am thankful for him and the fact he shares his vivid imagination–his mind with us…I’m grateful to him, my world is filled with make-believe fairies and haha princes you know? Stephen King presents a completely different world in comparison to the way I see it and he has helped me grow.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Megan Harwick: Ciao and I wish everyone the best of luck!

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