Preview interview from December print issue
A promising actress and musician, Chelsea Talmadge is the protagonist of the cinema’s interview of the issue. Born and raised surrounded by the world of music and art, we admired Chelsea in the first and second season of Stranger Things, in which she played the part of Carol, a high-school former friend of Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) and Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer).
Starting from the story of her experience on set, we go back in time with her retracing the path that oriented her towards acting and music, a passion that one day she hopes to connect with her career as an actress. Chelsea plays Deenie in “The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” alongside Ewan
McGregor. Let’s find out more through her words, which speak of dreams, passions and exciting
Let’s talk about Stranger Things: how was the experience on the set?
Incredible. I continuously sing The Duffer’s and Shawn Levy’s praises. They always gave us the freedom to play; “do whatever feels right” was a phrase I remember hearing often on set. I’m extremely grateful to have been a part of it.
How did you feel working alongside such famous actors as Ewan McGregor?
Working with Ewan McGregor was definitely a checkmark off the bucket list. He was immediately welcoming and inviting, I felt as though I had known him my whole life. I learned so much from him on set and we shared a lot of laughs.
Where does your interest and passion for acting come from? Do you have any anecdote related to one or more of your acting experiences?
My family has a bit of a history in the industry, I grew up around a lot of music. My great great uncle Sid Talmadge was president of Record Merchandising Co., responsible for the dis- tribution of several motown artists and A&M Records. My aunt, Crickett Haskell, was talent agent and partner to Jim Gibson at The J. Carter Gibson Agency and her husband, my uncle Peter Haskell, was a fellow actor before his passing in ‘10. Even as a child, I’ve always been drawn to the entertainment world. My mother took me to see “The Wizard of Oz” when I was only three years old and she would tell you I was completely mesmerized.
words by Ludovica Mucci