1) What are your own origins, Lindsay? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today? I think "path" is too exciting a word for my origin story. Unwilling to pick one profession I pursued acting to get a taste of them all. There wasn't much going on in Ohio so I moved to California. I left a lot of people I love behind and I am doing my best to make the move worthwhile.
To hone in on Barbara's maturity and new found grief I had to tone down my natural awkwardness. That involved watching a lot of movies about sad victims of circumstance. Mainly Harry Potter.
5) What song would you say best represents your character and why? One might assume a hardcore, ass-kicking anthem would suit Batgirl, but I'd disagree. I believe she craves normalcy and security after all she's been through. That's why I chose "Lights" by Ellie Goulding. It outlines her fear of the unknown and her struggle to find strength in opposition.
7) What were the main obstacles you had to contend with along the way? My main obstacle was fending off goons. Literally.
While Barbara isn't an expert, I was highly concerned about making the fight scene look seamless. Vincent and Matthew Simmons, the fight choreographer, were abundantly patient with me. Not to mention my bomb fight partners, Joe and Kevin. It's not easy making my ineffectual fists look furious -- but they did it!
8) If you have a personal credo, what would it be? There isn't any one mantra that I adhere to. Inspirational wall decals really aren't my thing. I fight everyday to make sure my life isn't ruled by fear and anxiety. Working with such lovely people as those on the set of Batgirl Rises helps combat those doubtful thoughts that pop up. But I've yet to find a solution for making business phone calls less stressful.
So there you have it, dear reader. My pal Lindsay and her role on 'Batgirl Rises'. When you have the time please check out there vimeo account and facebook page for more details on this captivating project. Go on. Click-Click. And then come back here for the next part of this exclusive two-part interview.