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Interview with Haley Ramm of "Chasing
ABC Family 7/30/14
ABC Familyís Q&A with Haley Ramm
Moderator: How does the relationship between Brenna and Greer
progress through the season?
Haley: Itís definitely progressing! Iím looking back on
filming those episodes; it was really fun to see how they
were leading up to what was going to happen. It was like
every episode it was almost going to happen, and then in the
sixth episode it was really almost going to happen, and then
seventh it finally happened. I think a lot of people were
really happy about it, and that made me really excited. Itís
a really fun TV relationship to be a part of, just to play a
young girl who is going through that and is trying to figure
out herself and her sexuality. Itís really cool to be that
voice for younger teens. Hopefully if someone is watching it
and they donít feel comfortable or sure of who they are,
theyíll watch it and know they arenít alone.
Moderator: Whatís been the reaction from the LGBT community?
How does it feel to be a bit of representation and role
model for that community?
Haley: The LGBT response has been so exciting and so
supportive. I love how much they love this relationship.
Theyíre all so sweet; theyíre all so nice. Thatís the best
thing about it because sometimes when you get responses from
people over the internet, people can be mean because theyíre
hiding behind a computer and they say mean things, but this
is the opposite. Thereís so much love; itís a really great
Moderator: Are we going to see Brennaís reluctancy to
relationship labels change throughout the season?
Haley: Sheís never really too pressured by putting a label on
anything. The thing that I love about Brenna is she really
makes it clear that she is bisexual. She doesnít need to be
anything so she doesnít attach herself to anything. Itís
really cool that she can be a free bird like that. I think
everyone wants to be a little bit like that.
Moderator: Do you think the writers were conscious of turning
that lesbian dynamic upside down? Has it been fun a
dichotomy to explore?
Haley: I think the writers avoid any stereotypes, which I
love. Itís a great show about people being themselves, and
doing their thing. I do like that they didnít stereotype
Brenna and Greer in that way.
Moderator: What do you find most challenging about playing
Haley: I think the most challenging thing about playing
Brenna is Iíve never really been through a rebellious phase
like that. I was home schooled as a teenager because of
acting so I didnít go to high school and I didnít have those
experiences, so that part can be kind of hard sometimes. I
think that would be the most challenging part.
Sheís a really fun character to get to play, and the
dramatic scenes are hard sometimes because of the subject
matter of dealing with cancer and how emotional that can be.
I think that, especially in Episode 5, the scene where our
family confronts April and wants to know whatís happening,
that was really hard. Scenes like that where weíre all
together and itís really emotional, you can only think what
it would be like to be in that situation and a lot of us
have been in that situation. Either going back to our
experiences with that, or making it up; I think that both of
them are hard.
Moderator: How are you the most like and the least like your
Haley: I am most like Brenna because I can be a little
disorganized, just a little bit. I forget things; I donít
completely have it together yet. I am least like Brenna in a
way that I didnít go to high school.
Moderator: Is Brenna going to continue on this straight &
narrow path that sheís been on since finding out about
April? Or is she going to fall back into her more
Haley: I donít think sheís going to be entirely straight and
narrow path, but she definitely does step up for her family.
Before I knew where any of the scripts were going I thought
maybe they would send her down an even darker path since she
was a little rough to begin with, but they didnít. She keeps
stepping up for her family, and I think a situation like
that really makes you realize the important things in life,
and not to dwell on the little things. Even her little high
school problems, she doesnít really see as big problems
anymore. She can get past it because thereís more to life
than those little mundane dramas.
Moderator: What inspired you to audition for this wonderful
show Chasing Life?
Haley: When I went in for the audition I really didnít know
much about it. When you go into any audition you just know
what theyíve given you, and I didnít have the script yet so
I didnít know that part of it. I had a couple of pages of
dialogue, and made it up. I knew the story, I knew that my
sister was going to have cancer, and she finds out in the
first episode. You really donít know much in the audition so
you just do what you can and then you get the call back and
I got the script so I read the script and absolutely loved
I tried not to get too excited about it because thatís
happened in the past, where you get too excited about a
project and it just doesnít work out. I worked really hard
on it, and tried not to get too attached, but went in and
went to my call back and then found out that I was testing.
When you find out that youíre testing you canít help but get
a little bit excited, especially if you love the script as
much as I did. When I found out that I got it I was just so
excited, but once again, you only have that one script so
you donít know where your character is going. Immediately
after I got it I was just filled with questions. I wanted to
know more about Brenna!
Moderator: Are we going to see more of Brenna and Aprilís
half sister Natalie throughout the season?
Haley: Natalie will come around a lot more. She will cause
problems, but not with everyone. When we first got to know
Brenna, nobody really loved her that much. She was kind of
annoying, bratty teenager and I think that Natalieís kind of
the same way.
One of my favorite things about watching the show is getting
to know all of the other characters, and see how they
unfold. I donít see the other stuff that they film, Iím not
there when theyíre filming it so I like to watch it as a
fan. I like seeing the other characters and where theyíre
Moderator: What did you draw on for the compassion that your
character Benna shows for her sister when she is diagnosed,
when she undergoes a procedure and with some really strong
care giver thinking about Aprilís treatment down the road?
Haley: I watched my aunt take care of my uncle. I helped take
care of my mom after surgery. I can't imagine anyone not
being compelled to do all they can when someone they love is
Moderator: Have you had the chance, or would you like to have
the opportunity to share what youíve learn about cancer care
giving with others who are in that situation or to learn
Haley: I would love to hear true accounts of caregivers. I'm
incredibly inspired by the caregiver heroes out there and I
know there are millions of them.
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