DS: Hi Chloe! I hope you’re well – how have things been for you over the past year?
CE: It’s been an incredibly wild year! Filming the show during this time has been an overwhelming process but ultimately, I am so grateful to be healthy, happy and working.
DS: How did you first get into acting?
CE: I started dancing when I was 2.5 years old and never really stopped. I started performing on stage and growing up doing shows like The Nutcracker, which led me into small neighborhood plays, then eventually auditioning for commercials when I was 11.
DS: What drew you to a show like Generation?
CE: The writing is just too good. Zelda, one of our showrunners, created the show when she was 17 years old. When I first read the material, I was completely blown away by how truthful the language was.
DS: How was the audition process for the show?
CE: Very short, actually. I did a self-tape for the role and sent it out to casting the next day. Pretty soon after I was in the room for a director session and a little while later I received a call that I got the role while I was in line at Taco Bell!
DS: Your character, Naomi, is incredibly strong-willed, how was it stepping into her shoes? Do you share any similarities with her at all?
CE: Oh gosh, Naomi is SO fun to play. While our personalities couldn’t be more different, I did grow up in Orange County, as Naomi did. But truthfully, every other aspect of our lives couldn’t be more different. She is raunchy, crass, obsessed with her appearance, has the entire Brandy Melville wardrobe, and has a great sense of humor. She lets me take my guard down and is totally uninhibited.