Once again, I’m happy to welcome another cast member of the movie, Losing Breen, a film by Culdee Studios and directed by Doc Benson! Today, we welcome Trish Basinger, the actress cast as Breen. Join us below as we chat!
Miranda ~ Hello Trish! Wonderful to have you visit TBAP today. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Trish: Sure. I grew up in a small town, New Buffalo, Michigan. That’s where I met my husband…in high school. We were high school sweethearts.
Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Tell us your story.
Trish: My husband grew up in a catholic family and, when we “going steady,” I would go to church with him and his family every Sunday. When we got engaged, I became a catholic.
Miranda ~ You’re into acting. How did it all begin? Why do you act?
Trish: I’ve always wanted to get into acting. When I got into high school, they cut the drama class so…then I met my husband. We graduated high school, started a family, and I guess I pushed it to the back of my mind. “I” wasn’t my priority anymore. Then in 2013, I saw an open casting call in my town and I thought, why not? Three calls back later, I got a speaking role and I haven’t stopped since.
Why do I act? I don’t know. I guess I just love bringing different characters to life—to be able to show their different personalities and views through their eyes.
Miranda ~ What led you to decide to go into the Christian movie industry as opposed to the secular?
Trish: If the script is great and the cast/crew involved are too, I’m not opposed to acting in a secular movie.
Miranda ~ How would you describe your experience on the set of Losing Breen? How has it made you a better actor/person?
Trish: I had an awesome time on set. Everyone was just great to work with. Spending two weeks together with strangers turned into saying goodbyes to “new family.”
Miranda ~ The role you played in Losing Breen, how did it inspire you personally?
Trish: I was originally cast in a lesser role. Then they did some recasting and I was cast as one of the leads, Breen. I was ecstatic! My grandmother had Alzheimer’s when I was a teenager and came to live with us. So when I saw the casting call for Losing Breen, I was so excited. And, when I read the script I knew that this was going to be something special…and then I got cast as Breen. I was beyond excited.
Miranda ~ What do you hope viewers of this movie will walk away with?
Trish: That it’s not just the person who has the disease that is affected. Alzheimer’s impacts the whole family.
Miranda ~ What are you most grateful for in your life—generally and right now?
Miranda ~ In what ways do you hope to inspire people, now and in the future?
Trish: That it’s never too late to do or try something that you love.
Miranda ~ Aside from acting, what else are you passionate about? Are you committed to any cause in particular?
Trish: I am an active member of Mid America Filmmakers, and I’m also their newly elected secretary for 2017. I love to go camping and riding my four-wheeler.
Miranda ~ Who are the people that have inspired you the most?
Trish: No one person in particular.
Miranda ~ How do you balance family, friends, and career successfully?
Trish: My husband and I own a corporation, so I can pretty much schedule when I need off and, the kids are not kids anymore. We have three children—two daughters and a son. My daughters are both married. I have two grandchildren, too.
Miranda ~ As an actor, what advice would you give to anyone venturing into the industry?
Trish: Network. Network. Network.
THIS or THAT (The fun Questions!)
Coffee, Tea or Mocha? Iced Coffee
TV or Magazine? Neither. iPad…networking!
Book or Music? Music
Gym or Outdoor? Gym at 6 a.m., then outdoor.
Rain or Snow? Rain
Spring or Fall? Fall
Summer or Winter? Summer
Breakfast or Dinner? Breakfast
Boots or Heels? Boots in winter. Heels for events.
Sandals or Flats? Sandals
Dress or Pants? Pants
Thank you, Trish, for visiting TBAP today!
About Trish Basinger
TRISH BASINGER, began her career later in life, starting in 2012 with a role in the feature film, The Looking Glass, directed by Academy Award-Nominated director, John D. Hancock, as the ER nurse, Gracie. Since then she has continued to build her resume and has been cast in a wide variety of roles in film and television.