KIRA REED LORSCH (“Jo Connors” of THE BAY) talks strong women, courtroom drama and how to SCORE with OutTakes Interviews…
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR “BAY” CHARACTER, JO CONNORS?
Kira: I love Jo’s balls. I love that she is a powerful woman. Jo just does whatever the hell she wants. I enjoy getting to play that without having to suffer repercussions in real life.
SO WHY IS JO SO ATTACHED TO RESIDENT “BAY” VILLAIN STEVE JENSEN?
Kira: As usual, women sometimes have very bad taste in men if they’re good in bed! I’m in love with him…so I’m a little bit blind to all of the nonsense that he is doing. I got kind of coerced into lying on the stand and being Sara Garrett’s nemesis. But when you’re blind for love, you do stuff.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE “BAY” SCENE?
Kira: I love the courtroom scenes where I worked with Brandon Beemer and Thomas Calabro; those scenes are very powerful. Also, the scene where is Jo is being served to testify. That’s the moment of transition for her when she knows she has to make a decision. She has to go back on the stand and decide if she’s going to lie or tell the truth. I don’t think she even knows what she will do, but that moment is a transitional point.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK — SCORE: HOW TO WIN THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS.
Kira: We see a lot of men writing books about how to get laid, how to meet a girl, how to get a phone number…but there was nothing written from a woman’s point of view on how to actually date a woman that’s out of your league. So I wrote that for the men who want to date people like me and my friends…and actually go out with them more than once! I will be on a book tour for that throughout 2018. Look for more information at scorethebook.com.
WHAT OTHER PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON?
Kira: I’m shooting for a feature in March playing the lead — a mental health patient who is suicidal. I also have a new webseries coming out called Female Friendly; and similar to The Bay, I play the madam of that show. When they were putting out the cast breakdown, they said they were looking for a “Kira Reed” type. And I said, “How about Kira Reed?” (laughs) The first two episodes and the whole season will be available in January.
Visit THE BAY website at http://thebaytheseries.com/
Seasons 1 and 2 available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJ0KTYC
Season 3 episodes available on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076JL4219