It was super COOL to interview Lauren and have her on the cover of our March issue! She is SO TALENTED! Check out the interview below!
How did you get the name Lil L?
I got my name “lil L “ from my best friend’s mother. She always called me “lil L “ since I was 6 years old, so I went with it.
Tell us about what it was like to make your music video, “Famous?”
Making my music video for “Famous” was so much fun! Most of my friends were in the video so it’s a memory now we can keep forever. I enjoy the beach so it was perfect being able to shoot on location in Huntington Beach and at the Pier, if only I could have taken a swim. I liked having a make-up artist to do my hair and make- up, and just having so much fun behind the scenes. When we shot “the party scene”, I loved watching my friends blowing up the balloons and also having a fun time. Overall it was an amazing experience.
What motivates you to get better in your music and acting?
My motivation comes from within. This is my passion and dream to per- form. I love how I feel when I hit the stage, during a performance seeing the crowd singing with me or cheering makes me push even harder. For acting I want to be able to be believable in any role, so studying the lines/scene are a must.
What new projects are you working on at the moment?
There are some great things going on. I am currently working on my EP and recording some new songs. I am also going to be shooting my next music video for my single, “Hollywood Blvd” in a couple of weeks. I am very excited about that, because I will get to shoot with Keyz, who is featured on the song. He has been a huge supporter of my music career since day one. On March 16th, I will be performing at Avalon Hollywood for the Young Hollywood Club Launch. Then, on March 23rd I am honored to be performing at Dodger Stadium for the Susan G. Komen 5K in memory of my grandmother. This performance means so much to me.
Does it get hard trying to juggle school and a career in the entertainment industry at times?
Definitely. At times it can be a juggling act. My education though does come first, so I work hard in school so I can enjoy the fun stuff like acting and singing.
What advice would you give to other up and coming talent today?
I would tell them to always believe in yourself and that “Today You Can Do Anything!”