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Exclusive Q&A - “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” Star, Brittany Snow

By njules Fri., Apr. 12, 2013 ,3:25 pm EDT

Q&A with Brittany Snow Brittany Snow stars as "Lucy" in the Lifetime Original Movie “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.” Find out why this is the most inspiring project she’s ever worked on, her favorite scene and more, in this exclusive Q&A.

Your character, “Lucy” appears in 3 out of the 5 shorts. What was it like working with such a talented group and how did you adapt to each director’s film-making style?

Each short [“Lucy”, “Grace”, “Allison”] is different. My character goes through huge changes and gets older throughout these shorts. Each director [Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sharon Maguire] had a unique style that really helped influence my performance and what stage [my character] "Lucy" was in. Every 3 days [I shot with] a new director, so it was really fun getting a new take on the character in that time of her life.

Each director is so talented and I felt honored to even be working of them. They are all people I respect and have admired for a long time.

You play a schizophrenic law student in “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.” Was it difficult getting into character?

I did a lot of research going into the role. I talked to many people and read a lot. I wanted to be as prepared as possible and then once on set, let my connection to "Lucy" take over the research. It was a bit difficult because I wanted to make sure it was detailed and accurate as possible. It was very fulfilling and rewarding.

How did you prepare for the role?

I talked to a psychologist at length, watched many videos, read books, and talked to many people who have dealt with schizophrenia.

How would you describe your characters development throughout the movie?

What I love about this movie is the hope it brings. My character really believes that because of her mental illness, she will not achieve her goals and she is destined to a life of unhappiness and hardship. What she learns is, with hard work and proper treatment, she can become the woman she wanted to be and also help others.

What’s your favorite scene?

My favorite scene is probably the scene with Maggie [Jennifer Hudson] when "Lucy" explains to Maggie what she has experienced with being called "crazy" and that she knows there is hope. That connection the two characters have at that moment is very powerful.

How was working on this movie different from your past projects?

This was the most inspiring project I've ever done. This topic is something that is very close to my heart and I am honored to be a part of something that will help break the stigma around metal illness. The people I worked with were so amazing and taught me so much. It was so much fun.

What do you want viewers to take away from the film?

I want people to see the hope in recovery. I want people to have a conversation about this topic and relate to these people and see how strong they are. They are our friends and family and maybe even ourselves. We need to release the stigma and come together to help each other.

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith

Tune in to the world premiere of “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” on Saturday, April 20 at 8.7c!

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