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By Suzanne

Lindsay Hartley 

Interview with Lindsay Hartley of "Dying To Be Loved" on Lifetime 4/14/16

Lindsay is a soap opera veteran, having appeared first in "Passions," and then subsequently on "All My Children" and "Days of Our Lives."  She was one of the biggest stars on "Passions," a heroine who was often in peril. She's always been a great actress and really makes you feel for her. You can check out her full resume at IMDB. She's been in many movies and TV shows as well as the soaps.

Here's the audio of our interview, and here's the transcript by Gisele.

 Don't miss her thrilling Lifetime movie this Saturday, April 16 at 8pm.

1. So what was the casting process like for this movie?

Actually, they just did it off of my reel and resume. They put a search out for it and a breakdown, and my agent submitted me through with my material; so actually, I didn't have to go in and put myself on tape or audition in front of anybody else.

2. How long did filming take?

This was about 3-1/2 weeks. They definitely knocked it out. No one does as many pages as soap operas do. That's kind of a phenomenon in itself, my goodness. They shoot so many pages in a day. This was about 30 some pages a week, I guess. When you break it down that way, as opposed to 60 plus on a soap in a day. Very different, yeah.

3.  Had you worked with any of the cast or crew before?

I hadn't. This was actually shot in Canada with all new crew and cast, and I had a ball. Most of the crew had worked together in previous films. The cast came on to their territory, and they were just awesome, wonderful -- Paloma, Dan, and Jedidiah. We just had a great time.

4. You're a mother in real life. Did you use real-life feelings to act in the movie?

Actually, there are two things. Yes, I would definitely say that being a mother helps when you're playing a mother, because you definitely have that real connection, that real true connection, that you don't have to think about. It's just kind of in your body, but as far as the situations that were going on with Jill in this particular movie, she had to deal with a lot of traumatic events, so that I wouldn't put my child in there. In fact, I find that for me, personally, if I were to use my child in that situation, your body just shuts down. You don't want to go there. That's just not healthy, not normal. So it's best for me to just really use Paloma, my daughter, who's 18 in the script, and you don't have a hard time connecting to. There was so much there. You just use that, and then the emotions come up.

5. What was the most challenging part of filming the movie?

I think it was just a lot of -- she kind of goes through quite the journey in this film. You just always want to make it exciting for the audience. The challenging part is am I good enough, will the audience go on this journey? So you just try to do your best and hope that people enjoy the ride.

6. What was the most fun part about it?

Just being with people -- working together to create this project. Everybody is on the same team, and it's so wonderful to get together and collaborate and make this vision that this person wrote. It's up to the cast to play the characters to get together and make it real. You try to do the best you can. So, I think the best part is collaborating with everybody.

7. Did you get to do any action scenes?

There was one fight scene. It actually felt longer while we were shooting it, but it was really quick when we were doing it. There was a stunt double, too. I did my own. When it's on my character, it's definitely me; and then they do some of her coverage from the back. I definitely wanted to make sure that I got to be in there, because it just doesn't look real. That's my goal: I want you to buy this story.

8. I read on Wikipedia that you lived with your family in San Diego. I'm from there!

No, that might be a different Lindsay Hartley. I was actually born in Palm Springs, and I live in Los Angeles with my daughter. She's going to be 12 on July 3. I do love San Diego, though. (Editor's Note: Wikipedia has it wrong)

9.  I notice that your daughter's middle name is Justice. Was there a particular reason for that?

Yeah, I kind of originally wanted to call her Justice as her first name. I always loved that name; and, of course, her dad's name is Justin, and we thought it would be super perfect. Then I got scared and thought, "Oh, God, what if she hates that name growing up?" Maybe it's too strong, I don't know, so I got cold feet, and then I threw it in the middle of her name, and then I ended up picking my other favorite name, which is Isabella. I'm really glad that I chose that, because she's a total -- We actually call her Bella or Belle. She's a total Belle or Bella, you know what I mean? She's way girlier than a Justice. She's so girly. She just loves things that sparkle, and she loves pink, and she so loves the princesses, you know. I mean, even though the princesses are like more mature-looking, like the growing-up version of Cinderella. She still loves that idea of the fantasy. She is a girly girl, so thank God, we ended up calling her Isabella.

10.  Will you be in season 2 of Queens of Drama?

I don't think Queens of Drama is going to continue. It's kind of a bummer. We don't know what's happening with it. It doesn't look like it's going to go, and nothing -- You know, the ratings were great. We had a great fan base, but I think POP TV might be going in a different direction, so we're not quite sure what's going to happen with Queens of Drama, but it doesn't look like it's going to go again. They were totally casting to replace one of the actresses or to add, you could say that, too. To add an extra dimension to the show. Oh, yeah, we were so excited, and I think they just changed their minds. We had such a great time. The girls were wonderful -- we had a great time. We all bonded, you know? We're kind of waiting to see if another network will pick it up, but, as of right now, there's kind of no way.

11. Do you have any other projects that you're working on?

Yes, I start next week on a movie called Death House. It's a horror film. My first horror film. I'm very excited. You can find a bunch of information online about this particular movie. The creator has written a movie where he's casting the actors that play these iconic characters in the 80s, so like the guy that played the character of Jason, Kane Hodder, or Danny Trejo, Dee Wallace who was in ET, or the guy who was in Hellraiser -- all these scary movies from the 80s. The actors are going to be in this film with an entirely different concept. It's about a prison with 9 levels. My character is on the 9th level, and she's one of the five evils of hell. So, I get to be like a scary person, for a change. [Laughs] I'm so excited, so I'm kind of looking forward to it. I mean, it's one thing to be like a nightmare nurse, but my character's looking like pure evil. It's going to be so much fun, you know. I'm excited.

12. Do you still stay in touch with any of your former soap opera co-workers?

Oh, yeah, definitely. It's so easy to stay in touch with people, because of social media and texting. There are just so many ways that you cannot not keep in touch, so we're very, very lucky. I still talk to people all the time, yeah!

13. Anything else you'd like to say to your fans?

Always thank you for just being there and for taking the time out of your life to support us, and I can't appreciate it enough.

MORE INFORMATION:

Lindsay Hartley (All My Children, Days of our Lives) and Paloma Kwiatkowski
(Bates Motel) star as mother and daughter in the new Lifetime TV movie,
"Dying to be Loved," premiering this Saturday, April 16 at 8pm.
 

scene from the movie

Trailer: http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/dying-to-be-loved

WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE HER DAUGHTER IS INVOLVED IN A DOUBLE SUICIDE PACT, A MOTHER WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROVE SHE IS ALIVE AND IN DANGER IN “DYING TO BE LOVED”

Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” Passions,” “Days of our Lives”), Paloma Kwiatkowski (“Bates Motel”), Dan Payne (“The Cabin in the Woods”) and Jedidiah Goodacre (Tomorrowland”) star in

the thriller “DYING TO BE LOVED” Premiering Saturday,

April 16 (8pm ET/PT) on Lifetime

Fans of the daytime dramas “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” and “Passions,” will not want to miss “Dying to be Loved,” starring Lindsay Hartley.  The thriller will premiere  on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.  Also starring are Dan Payne, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Jedidiah Goodacre.

Hartley plays Jill Yates, a successful lawyer, engaged to Connor (Payne), a self-made business man.  They are busy planning their wedding.  Jill’s daughter, Emily, 18, (Kwiatkowski) is a freshman in college.  Extremely introverted and suffering from bouts of depression, Jill is thrilled when Emily asks if she can invite a young man to dinner.

The thrill is gone, however, when she and Connor meet Gary, 25, (Goodacre), an obnoxious and self-involved young man with a temper.  Emily can see no wrong and Connor suggests Jill not criticize Gary as it will only draw Emily closer to him.

But Gary proves to be more dangerous than anyone thought when he is involved in a road rage incident while out with Emily and he ends up killing a man.  Emily is also charged with the crime because she handled the gun – even though she was trying to keep Gary from using it.

Gary is convicted of manslaughter but released into the custody of his brother, a policeman, before going to prison.  He convinces Emily to run away with him.  She leaves a note for her mother saying life is not worth living if they can’t be together. 

When a video camera appears to show the two jumping to their deaths in a “double suicide,” Jill is devastated and guilty.  However, she believes Gary killed her daughter and faked his own death.  She uses all her resources to discover the truth – her daughter is indeed alive.  Now both mother and daughter must find a way to save themselves.

 “Dying to be Loved,” is executive produced by Tom Berry, David DeCrane and Gilles LaPlante. Producers are Nicole Reid and Costas Vassos. The film was written by Stephen Lyons.  Director is Paul Shapiro.

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