Senior Spotlights: Samantha Meyer

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Mei Salemi, In-depth/features editor, staff writer

Q: What was your favorite part about the play.
A: My favorite part of the play is when Audrey confesses her love for Seymour, as I believe that they are perfect for each other.

Q: What do you think was unique about this experience concerning the play?
A: One unique experience concerning the show is hanging out with my friends backstage.

Q: Why did you take up acting?
A: I took up acting because I loved to play pretend when I was little.

Q: What do you enjoy most about acting for Bernards?
A: Of all the aspects of acting for Bernards, I enjoy hanging out with fellow cast members the most.

Q: What colleges are you looking at or considering?
A: I prefer colleges in the northeast but USC (University of Southern California) is my one exception.

Q: How long have you been acting? And what other musicals/plays have you done?
A: I have been acting since I was seven. I have performed in Cinderella Jr., 101 Dalmatians Jr., The Lion King Jr.(twice), The Little Mermaid Jr.(twice), The Addams Family, 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview, The Drowsy Chaperone, Let Me Down Easy, Legally Blonde Jr., and Winter Break.

Q: Do you have any pre-performance routines?
A: Before every performance, I stretch my body, have a small snack, brush my teeth, and warm-up.

Q: What has been your best play so far?
A: My best performance so far has been Winter Break, in which I played Charlie, an awkward freshman.

Q: Do you prefer musicals or plays?
A: I prefer musicals, as I enjoy singing and dancing.

Q: Have you ever frozen on stage? How do you feel when you walk on the stage and perform?
A: . I have never frozen on stage, as I usually feel excited when I walk on

Q: What do you think is the most difficult part of acting?
A: The most difficult part of acting is reciting your lines at the right time.

Q: What do you think is least-known about acting and the process to make the performance what it is?
A: One lesser-known aspect of acting is the fact that an actor has to “get to know” the character to play them well. In a way, they have to become the character.