Friday, December 10, 2010
Audio interview: Sarah Lieving, star of Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus
The North Texas native actress now lives on the west coast. (She sure misses good Texas barbecue, though.)
Low-budget science fiction film darling Sarah Lieving (pronounced "LIE-ving") grew up in suburban North Dallas, where her mother taught music. (Barry Watson, of 7th Heaven fame, studied with her mom.)
Lieving, who lives on the west coast these days while pursuing an acting career, still has two sisters in the neighborhood: one in Keller and the other in Springtown. She visits the area whenever she gets a chance, and says she'd like to spend even more time here; she's hired a local agent to stay on the lookout for North Texas acting opportunities.
Interview with Sarah LievingClick for audio
When it comes to great, cheesy Syfy flicks (which I, personally, try never to miss in their Saturday 8 p.m. time slot), nobody does it better than Sarah, with Beast of Brey Road, King of the Lost World, and Dunwich Horror all tucked firmly under her acting belt.
Lieving's latest opus — Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus — releases on DVD December 21, and will also be making an appearance on Syfy (date to be determined).
Interestingly, another of her films awaiting release is also a shark movie, called Super Shark. The director of that one — Fred Olen Ray — is the father of the guy who directed her in Mega Shark, Christopher Ray.
She'll be appearing as the Wicked Witch of the East opposite Christopher Lloyd, Lance Henriksen, Sean Astin, and Jeffrey Combs in The Witches of Oz, and she's also set to appear in her first musical (Sunset Junction) next Spring.
Here's hoping Sarah Lieving gets her wish to spend more of her professional time in North Texas — and that we have a chance to interview her in person when she's here.