Lindsey Morgan currently stars as series regular, Raven Reyes, on The CW’s popular scifi drama The 100. She can also soon be seen in Edward Burn’s coming of age film Summertime. Lindsey wants to do it all and from the way things are going for her it looks like she just may. Georgia born and Texas raised, Lindsey promotes kindness and has the character, determination and creativity to take on all that she sets out to do.
Morgan stopped by to tell us about what she is working on and what the future has in store for her. Be sure to check out season 5 of The 100 and keep an eye out for more details on Summertime.
What is your least favorite household chore?
Lindsey: My least favorite household chore is washing dishes. I just hate old, half-eaten food. It’s hard and crusty. No, not me.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Lindsey: My go-to karaoke song is Zombie by the Cranberries.
If you could be an expert on any subject what would it be?
Lindsey: Quantum physics.
List three experiences that are on your bucket list.
Lindsey: I would like to go to Antarctica, ride in a hot-air balloon and sky dive.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
Lindsey: The furthest I have been from home was Tokyo, Japan.
What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Lindsey: I would go to the White House.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lindsey: My biggest pet peeve is when people don’t listen to you and you can tell they’re not listening to you.
What is the best quality that you think a person can have?
Lindsey: The best quality I think a person can have is kindness and I think it’s a rarity still and it’s terrible. It’s so sad.
What is a cause that you care deeply about?
Lindsey: I care deeply about women’s rights. It’s especially important to educate younger girls and future generations of women.
Where are you from?
Lindsey: I’m from Houston, Texas.
How old were you when you realized that you wanted to be an actress?
Lindsey: I had to be seven when I wanted to be an actress but I also was shy and it took me until 18 to really pursue it.
What inspired your want to be an actress?
Lindsey: On my seventh birthday my mother took me to a theater in Houston Texas to see a stage version of BIG, the Tom Hanks movie. I remember being mesmerized by the actors. I thought they were so brave. I was a shy kid and I wanted to be brave like that.
What would you say is the best part of your job?
Lindsey: The best part of my job is being able to experience different lives, in different worlds. I love transforming.
What was your first big break?
Lindsey: I don’t know. I feel like I’ve had continuous big breaks that are like stepping stones in my life. I remember getting a phone call in my car in Houston Texas that I booked this big commercial and it just gave me the inspiration, motivation and hope that I can do this. I can make money out of this and I can have a career in this. I was 17 or 18 in Austin.
Can you tell us about your progression as an actress?
Lindsey: I started pursuing acting in college. I got my first agent in Austin and I landed a big commercial. From there I had other things that happen that lead me to drop out of college and move to Los Angeles, much to my parents’ dismay. Once I got to Los Angeles I hustled really hard. I took as many classes as my brain could handle. I booked a soap opera my first year. Once that ended I booked The 100 a couple months later and I’ve been on there for about five years and it’s been this wild ride. I’ve grown so much in terms of confidence and professionalism. I’m excited for the future.
The 100 has been popular for a while now,What is special about this show?
Lindsey: I think The 100 has remained popular for so long and a lot of people find it to be a special show because it’s about more than just catching the bad guy or dramatic relationships like who broke up with who. It really questions people’s moral ethics. It’s all about putting people in tough situations and making difficult decisions. How humane will you be when choosing between your life and someone else’s? The show inspires people to ask bigger questions of themselves and to be better.
Can you tell us about Summertime?
Lindsey: Summertime is the most fun I ever had shooting a project. I couldn’t believe it was work. The film is set in 1993 and is about the summer between the lead characters high school graduation and entry into college. Ed Burns wrote, directed and appears in it. He writes slices of his life, places and people he knows. This is the story of his summer between high school and college, the people he met, the girl he fell for and his friends. It’s a coming of age story about four couples finding themselves in a summer. This is a summer of love for some and a summer of heartbreak for others. It’s a beautiful project that I’m so grateful that I got to play in.
What are your career goals for the future?
Lindsey: To dethrone Meryl. It’s time, Meryl. It’s time [laughs]. I definitely want to be a part of huge projects and do something that can reach a global audience. I’d love to play a superhero. I would love to be on stage on Broadway and do really avant guard pieces and more period pieces. I want to do everything and explore everything and not feel bound by anything.
Anything else you want to go OnRCRD?
Lindsey: I’d like to go on record and say that the fifth season of The 100 comes back April 24th on the CW so be sure to check it out and keep an eye out for Summertime. More info coming soon. Stay tuned!
To keep up with Lindsey follow her on Instagram @linzmorgann
Photographer: Mario Barberio
Makeup: Elizabeth Seropian
Hair: Lucy Gedjeyan
Stylist: Madison Dixon