CS: Do you believe there is gender equality in the film industry? What changes would you like to see, if any?
EAL: There’s research that two fifths of films in 2019 had female protagonists and I feel like that’s good and I think that we’re making progress towards equality in the film industry and the entertainment industry but I also think that there is a lot more that can be done and will be done. I mean… who runs the world? Girls, right!
CS: Too true! Well, it seems like you’re a forward-thinker and that’s exactly what we need!
EAL: Yeah, I think that’s very, very important. I think that a lot of voices are being rightfully heard finally and I still think that there’s a long way to go so I’m very excited to be a part of that as a woman in this industry and to be supporting women in this industry, as well as anyone in the art field, or any woman in the art world, and I will continue to do so until we reach equality.
CS: On top of your exciting acting career you are also exploring the world of music and have recently put out your debut single “Spotless Mind”. There is a certain sombre beauty about this track and its compelling honesty. Do you find writing music to be a positive way to process your thoughts and feelings?
EAL: I started writing poetry and short stories before I started writing songs and I think that I still look at my writing process as sort of like writing poetry. Words are very important to me and it’s definitely something I’ve been able to use as a coping mechanism over the last few years. Writing anything really – just being able to spill onto the page and get that bad stuff out and good stuff out. I think that people need an outlet, feelings are meant to be spilled out onto a page or to your therapist or to your friends or wherever. It’s about just making sure that it doesn’t stay inside for too long! Feelings are meant to be shared, whether that’s on a page or wherever. So yeah, it’s been really great for me and I’m really happy to have music in my life.
CS: With so many interesting projects on the go the future is certainly looking bright for you! What do the next few months look like for you?
EAL: I’m in New York, we’re about to start production on Gossip Girl at the end of October and so for the next few months we’re gonna be shooting Gossip Girl!