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Actress Lorynn York chatted with Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about starring in “Roped” on Netflix with her husband, actor Josh Swickard (“General Hospital”).

York described filming Roped as a “dream job.” “I had the best time of my life,” she said.

She played the role of Tracy Peterson in the film opposite Josh Swickard, who played Colton Burtenshaw. (Neat fact: Swickard and York married in real life in July of 2019).

York spoke highly about Roped director Shaun Paul Piccinino. “The story was a fun love story. There wasn’t a lot of drama. Shaun made it feel like the movie was ours too. He made us feel like we were part of the creative process. He was very good at doing that,” she said.

“Thank you to the fan for all of the amazing support and all of the compliments for Roped,” she said. “The fans tell us that they love our love story that happened afterward. It is so great to see everyone responding so well. This movie is so special to me and Josh [Swickard].”


Josh Swickard and Lorynn York in Roped

Josh Swickard and Lorynn York in ‘Roped’
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Being a writer herself, she finds it easy to handle dialogue-heavy scenes, especially in Lifetime TV movies. “Lifetime movies move very fast. They shoot 15 to 20 pages a day, and sometimes, those shoot in 10 days. My experience doing Lifetime films ha helped me a lot as an actress,” she said.

Speaking of Lifetime, York revealed that she will be a part of The Twisted Twin, which premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. CT. “Filming that was such a satisfying thing to do as an actress. It’s always a dream to play twins, especially a good twin and a bad twin. I am really excited to see the movie,” she said.

On being an actress in the digital age, she said, “Right now, it’s an honor to give people content, especially when people are watching things on Netflix. It’s great to give people things that are new. I am also taking an acting class over Zoom and it’s actually so special. It’s really fun. I look forward to it each week.”

For young and aspiring actors, she said, “The No. 1 thing is made a list of classic movies that have won ‘Best Picture’ and try to watch the greats and pick up the intricacies that they do on screen. Studying old Hollywood is my best advice. Also, get into an acting class, that way, you get consistency as an actor. Consistency is key.”

On the title of the current chapter of her life, she said, “I Am Ready.” “I’m ready for whatever is thrown at me next,” she explained.

Fortunately, for York, living in quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic has been a pleasant experience. “We are having so much fun,” she said. “We love spending time together, especially since we didn’t have that time before due to our schedules. We are enjoying it.”

An equally fun experience for York was co-starring in Room for Murder, along with James Maslow. “We filmed that in Georgia and it was nice to do that on location,” she said. “It was really cool to be a part of that movie.”

York enjoyed being a part of The Reveal, along with Kevan McClellan, Chloe Lanier, and Josh Swickard. “That was so fun,” she admitted. “My character was so weird in the best way. I played a character that was pregnant.”

She defined the word success as being “completely happy with where you are in your career at the time being.” “Knowing that you are doing your best work, and you are working your absolute hardest to be where you are. Also, being completely content with your work ethic,” she said.

To learn more about actress Lorynn York, follow her on Instagram and check out her IMDb page.


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