SPOTLIGHT: Interview With Lyndsy Fonseca
Katie A. from GL got on the phone with Lyndsy Fonseca one sunny Saturday this fall. Not only was she sweet and polite, she shared her ultra-wise advice with us. We definitely wanna hang out with this down-to-earth gal (and her dog!). Hint: her life is nothing like Wisteria Lane.
GL: How are you and your character Dylan different?
Lyndsy: I think pretty much in everyway possible! We’re so different. I have a very healthy relationship with my mother and I don’t think Dylan does with her mom.
GL: Does that make your job really difficult?
Lyndsy: No it just makes it more fun
GL: Oh cool. What a good attitude. So who’s your favorite housewife?
Lyndsy: Um..that’s a hard question. They’re so different! The person that I really talk to the most is Teri Hatcher. I didn’t realize she’s involved in so many different things. She writes articles for Glamour magazine and she’s writing a book. Marcia Cross has talked to me a lot because she has a degree in psychology and my mom is a psychologist. My mom and I are really really close and she was like, “Oh my god. Tell me your secret.” She’s really sweet. Everyone else is very sweet to me but I just haven’t really been around them very much.
GL: If you weren’t an actor what do you think you’d be doing?
Lyndsy: I would really love to do the score for movies. Pick the music and work with composers. I don’t know if I’d be any good at it, but I love music.
GL: Do you play any instruments?
Lyndsy: I’m actually learning the cello for the show. My character is a prodigy cellist. I’ve been working with a private tutor now for a couple months, and it’s really fun.
GL: What do you do in your free time?
Lyndsy: I got a little dog and we go hiking.
GL: What kind of dog?
Lyndsy: He’s a Lhasa Apsa. Her name is Ronnie, and she’s a little fluff ball. She’s not, like, a little yappy dog. She thinks she’s a big dog.
GL: So other than hiking and playing the cello, what are you doing when you’re not working?
Lyndsy: I’m a tap dancer. I tap as much as I can. I have a boyfriend, and I’m with him a lot. And I hang out with my friends and stuff.
GL: Do you think you have a career in tap dancing too? Will we see you on Broadway in the future?
Lyndsy: Oh god I would love to do Broadway but I’m unfortunately not a very good singer. It’s not a natural talent, but I have been a dancer for my whole life. Dancing is just something that really inspires me I love it so much.
GL: So, do you read a lot?
Lyndsy: I do read a lot. right now I’m reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
GL: Wow. That’s really deep. What’s the craziest thing in your trailer?
Lyndsy: My trailer is um actually very sad and empty. Yeah, I like to keep it like very clutter-free. There’s really nothing crazy in my trailer.
GL: Have you learned anything that every girl has to know?
Lyndsy: My biggest lesson in becoming a women is to really, love what I've been given. I'm more I'm half Portugese, so I'm built more like a Latina girl. I don't think I'm fat. It's hard to be around sometimes girls that are so thin but you just gotta own what you’ve got.
GL: Your seem to lead such a balanced life. Do you cook all of your own food?
Lyndsy: OMG! I am the worst cook. I make a mess making a bowl of cereal…like I’m just such a klutz in the kitchen.
GL: Do you still keep in touch with like any of your friends from your neighborhood where you grew up?
Lyndsy: I don’t. I had moved to L.A. when I was 12. I didn’t really keep in contact with my friends from middle school. I had very nice friends and everything, but I always felt a little different. It was kind of like a small-town suburbia. I wanted to just break out of that kind of environment—I never really felt like I was at home there. When I moved to LA it was really when I was like, ‘OK, I’m home. This is something that I can be passionate about.’
CHECK IT OUT: Be sure to read Lyndsy's Celeb Embarrassing Moment in the December/January issue of Girls' Life magazine, on stands now!