Actress Emily Brown Gets a Kick Out of Love Stories
In Studio 11 Films’ A Boost of Love — an 11 Eleven 11 project, Emily Thomsen Brown portrays a young girl named Sabrina. Brown says the character exuded an “energy and concern” for her father that drew her to the role. “The role represented that switching point when the parent becomes the child, and the ‘child’ is suddenly the one doling out advice and worrying about the parent,” says Brown.
Here, the Bloomington, Ill., native shares with rolling out readers her favorite movies, how she’s been performing since she was in diapers, literally, and the worst job she’s ever had. –yvette caslin
The one movie that you will never forget:
Grease, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It’s still one of my favorites.
Your personal acting idols:
I really respect the actors who remain humble and try not to get too caught up in the “industry” life. My idols are those who work hard and are talented, but they don’t let it go to their head.
Last good movie you saw:
Some films you consider classics:
A League of Their Own, The Father of the Bride and Princess Bride
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Is Tim Tebow considered a performer?
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
OK, I jam out to Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga; I admit it. You know you do it to.
Chicago, Prague, Verona and Atlanta, of course.
First CD, tape or LP you owned:
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:
My parents have a photograph of me as a baby in a diaper holding a microphone sitting on the floor with my mouth wide open, entertaining the family. I guess you could say the performing bug got me pretty early.
Worst flubbed line, missed cue or onstage mishap:
I was doing a stage play and another actor and I somehow switched a line and then I got totally confused and stalled and then finally said… “Let’s Go!” totally in character and dragged him off stage. It was hilarious.
Worst job you ever had:
When I was a lifeguard and we would have to clean the pool after a baby or child had, well, gone you-know-what.
Career you would want if not a performer:
I also work for my husband’s company, C3:23Capital, and do lots of volunteering with some great organizations.
Three things you can’t live without:
My Savior, my husband and my doggies — in that order.