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KamenConnection : Fans Interview with Ris Lauren (Lacey)

First I would like to say to Ris Lauren (Marisa Lauren), Thank You so much for taking the time to answer these questions from us fans, we appreciate it a lot, and keep up the fantastic work!

*kc1000 (KamenConnection)

What are some other products that you have worked on? How was your experience with them?

I've worked on a lot of different shows. One of my first shows I worked on once moving to LA was called "South of Nowhere", and then I've also had recurring guest star roles on shows such as "Greek" and "90210". All of them have meant something different to me, but they've all been great experiences.

Were you in Superhero Movie?

Yes!

Have you always wanted to be an actor?

Yes, I started acting at the age of 6, so acting is like second nature for me. I love it!

*CHiCA

What made you decide to audition for the role of Lacey?

Lacey was such a fun character. I never played anyone quite like her, so I thought she'd be a lot of fun!

What was your favorite scene to film?

I wish I could say just one scene was my favorite, but all of them were a lot of fun. I think my favorite episodes were the ones directed by John Fasano. He's one of my favorite directors to work with ;)

Did you ever wish you could've had a chance to be Kamen Rider Siren like Maya?

Yea, I think that would've been super fun. I already know some martial arts which was taught to me by the super cool Matt Mullins, so it would've been awesome to try out my moves. For a moment they were actually considering making it my character that became Siren, but i think they figured that the audience would've wanted it to be Maya. It's all good. Hopefully some day I'll get to try out those martial arts skills ;)

Are you like Lacey at all in real life?

Absolutely not!!!! I am not boy crazy…lol, I hate coffee, I love fashion, but definitely not her kind of fashion. The truth is, Lacey comes across a bit dumb, but that is nothing like me at all. I'm probably more like Trent then anyone. I love computers, and I love to read….definitely nothing like Lacey.

*kidTorque

If you could be any Kamen Rider, which Rider would you be?

Probably Siren…she's the hottest ;)

*DK410

How did you find out about KRDK? What was it like when you found out that you got the part of Lacey?

My manager at the time called me up and asked if I wanted to audition for the role of Lacey. I have to admit that when I found out I booked the part I had no idea what I was getting myself into. They hadn't released the scripts for fear of someone stealing them and posting them online, and when I auditioned for it the title of the show was changed to "Ventara" because they were being super secretive about the project. So i didn't know I had booked a "Kamen Rider" show until we started filming it.

Did you know anything about the KR franchise before your audition for a role in KRDK? Did you have time to watch the original Japanese KR series that KRDK was adapted from?

Nope! Like I said before… when auditioning they had changed all information on the project including the name of the show, so I had no idea what Kamen Rider was. I wish I had cause I would've loved to have done some research on the project before filming.

How well did you get along with Yvonne and Taylor while on set? Who did you get along with the best while on set?

We all got along extremely well. I absolutely love Taylor…I call him Tay Tay ;) We were the ones onset that were always laughing and breaking character. Yvonne, and I were good friends too. She even spent New Years in FL one year with me & my fam. But my favorite out of all the cast is Matt Mullins. H'es a very good friend of mine even now. I think he & I will always be friends.

What was it like playing Maya’s best friend? Do you share any similarities with Lacey? Any differences?

It was great playing Lacey because we are absolutely nothing alike. And it's always fun to play someone who's the total opposite from yourself.

Since your character does not seem to interact with a whole lot of Riders, what was it like being around the whole “Kamen Rider” gang while on set?

So fun!!! I love getting to know new people. I made a lot of friends working on that show.

Do you have any memorable moments while on set? If you could do another show with the Wang brothers, would you and why or why not?

I think my most memorable moments were all the different outfits & hairstyles they gave me. I'd show up every morning not knowing what was in store for me.
Working with Wang brothers…I guess it depends on what the project is & if it's a good script.

*Kamen Rider Lynx

Was there a reason why Lacey's hair color changed every few episodes?

Yes… it was all part of her character. Lacey is a free spirit. She likes to march to the beat of her own drum, so I think they tried to get that across through all her many hair colors and outfit changes.

*DK09

I saw you were in Superhero Movie as Storm from X-Men, do you like action shows/movies like KRDK?

I LOVE action movies!!!!

*kc1000

Do you have a place where fans can contact you?

Yes, you can either contact me on Facebook, myspace, or twitter.
Here are all the links:
www.marisalauren.com
www.facebook.com/MarisaLaurenMusic
www.myspace.com/marisalaurenmusic
www.twitter.com/RisLauren

Anything else you would like to say? Any SHOUT OUTS to your fans?

You guys are awesome! So happy that you enjoy my work. And if any of you are going to Comic Con….I'm looking forward to meeting you! :)

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From: ^^ ydrei s. perena
Sent On: 04/27/2011 09:43 AM
Message: wing knight your the most power full rider of all

From: ^^ mónterock09712
Sent On: 11/19/2010 07:57 AM
Message: i love kamen rider

From: ^^ kit
Sent On: 09/05/2010 02:39 AM
Message: Kit some jobs its kamen rider

From: ^^ kidTorque
Sent On: 06/26/2010 06:57 PM
Message: yeeeee! my question got answered!!! hahaha. Ris, if you\'re reading this, thanks for the sweet interview!

From: ^^ Huy
Sent On: 06/24/2010 09:31 PM
Message: Yay!!! Thanks for answering our questions!

From: ^^ CHiCA Kosaka
Sent On: 06/22/2010 09:39 PM
Message: Great interview!Thanks Ris!

From: ^^ DK09
Sent On: 06/21/2010 05:15 PM
Message: Awesome Interview!!
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