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Brianne Howey Interview


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Howey said having the chance to move to London to work on a sitcom was one of the best experiences and jobs she’s had.

“It always cracked me up when we were in London wearing all of our winter gear, because the the show takes place in Miami, but we’d all come to work wrapped up in our boots and gloves and winter coats and scarves and pretend to be heading to downtown Miami,” she said. “They really did make it look like Miami, but outside, it sure didn’t feel like it.”

Making the move back to Los Angeles, Howey switched from comedic roles to a horror short titled Viral, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directors of the 2010 documentary Catfish.

Also starring Michael Kelly, Analeigh Tipton, and Sofia Black-D’Elia, the film takes place in a world whose population is being wiped out by a mysterious virus. After a local quarantine takes place, sisters Emma (Black-D’Elia) and Stacey (Tipton) are separated from their parents and must survive on their own. While living in this quarantine, Tara (Howey) finds a way to shake up the relationship.

Though not an avid horror film viewer herself, Howey said she appreciates a horror film every so often.

Working with the cast and directors on the independent short was a memorable experience, she added.

“I love getting to work on independent films. It feels like such a team effort,” she explained. “It’s like you are a little mini-family, and it was really fun to film.”

When she’s not filming, Howey enjoys traveling, as well as trying new restaurants.

“I like food and experimenting with new places,” she said. “I couldn’t live without Mexican food and sushi. We are spoiled here in L.A., because we can get both at any time.”

She’s also a fan of binge-watching shows, including Mad Men. The show is one of her favorites and one she would have loved to have been a part of before its final season, which returns April 5 and ends May 17. 

“It’s so depressing to know the show is going to end,” she said. “I just love the writing and acting and the fashion. I am a fan of period pieces.”

In terms of future projects, Howey said she can’t say much yet.

“I have a few things in the mix that are exciting, but I’m just out here in L.A. doing the pilot season, and if I Live With Models gets a Season 2, I’ll head back to London to film that.”

But for now, Howey said she’s taking life in stride.

 “I think this whole industry is such a crazy process and every project is pretty surreal, so I’m just going to enjoy each day,” she said.

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