‘Fun Size’ Star Sara Lindsey Talks Sexy Sponge Bath Betty Character: ‘It Was Definitely a Chance for Me to Explore That Side of Myself’
For Fun Size star Sara Lindsey, her latest movie was definitely a chance for her to slip into a sexy costume that she normally wouldn’t be wearing on Halloween.
The actress, who plays a saucy character named Sponge Bath Betty in the new Victoria Justice comedy, recently opened up to Celebuzz about her latest role and how she felt getting into character.
Celebuzz: Explain to us about Sponge Bath Betty. That’s a pretty unusual name.
Lindsey: It’s a super fun character. I think in the script I was “Sexy Nurse and they gave me a costume with a name tag that said “Sponge Bath Betty.” I’m a basically college girl out for a night on halloween and I just decided to go for the sexy nurse option. It’s more of a costume than a real name — I imagine her real name is Amanda or something.
CB: Are you one of those girls who would wear something sexy like that for Halloween?
SL: It was definitely a chance for me to explore that side of myself! Normally, I’d do more of a sexy-beautiful costume. Last year, I went as Betty Draper from Mad Men so I don’t usually show too much skin on Halloween. But all the power to you if you do!
SL: I’ve always wanted to be an actor. My family is not in the business but it’s what I’ve always wanted to do and they’ve always been so supportive from literally age 6. I started out like everyone did by just doing school plays and musicals. I was just a creative kid, I guess. Going to Carnegie Mellon was definitely the right fit for me and that’s where I discovered film.
CB: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SL: I really see myself having a little bit more creative input on the projects I work on. I love to do everything and I don’t see myself fitting into a particular area of acting or anything. Id really love to have a little bit more creative juices in the story and see projects move from the ground up.
CB: Who’s acting career do you admire mot?
SL: So many people! I just worked with Frances McDormand and she’s just incredible. I’m so in awe of her. She’s incredibly driven, modest and so fun to be around. I would love to do the roles she’s done.
CB: Has she given you any helpful advice in terms of dealing with the industry?
SL: Yeah, definitely! It just comes up when you work with people like that. I find that I get the best life lessons from the amazing people that I work with. We actually talked a lot about love and relationships. She told me one of the most important things is be true to yourself and be honest with who you are in all aspect of your life, and I think that has been the most helpful thing since working with her.
CB: What advice would you give to aspiring actors?
SL: Just work hard. Work really hard and don’t doubt yourself because there are so many people out there who are going to doubt you. You just got to be confident in yourself and your talent, and that’s how you’ll succeed.
Fun Size opens in theaters Oct. 26. Watch the movie’s full-length trailer below.
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