Happy Birthday: Lauren Holly

WILDsound Festival

laurenholly.jpgLauren Holly

Born: October 28, 1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA

[on her worst audition] Sister Act (1992). I get this call: they’re having trouble finding the young, mousy nun, so they want me to go in. “But isn’t this singing?” I asked. “Yes, they know you don’t sing”. I go in, read the scene, it goes well and the director says to me, “Will you sing a song for us?” I said, “Sing? I don’t sing”. “No, no, no, Lauren, it doesn’t matter that you don’t sing. We just want to see if you look like you can sing – do the body movements and the facial expressions and then we’ll dub it”, So, I closed my eyes and belled out “Happy Birthday” as loud as I could and I tried to put all the feeling and body movement into it. When I finished, I opened my eyes. I’ve never…

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