Interview With Lini Evans!

Hello everyone!  It's been a very busy summer for me, so my posting schedule has been a little off recently.  Hopefully things will be calming down soon and I'll be back to sharing interviews regularly.
Today I have the extreme pleasure of sharing the interview I did with the charming and talented Lini Evans with you.

When I reached out to Lini on Twitter a little while ago about doing an interview, she graciously agreed.  I do have to admit something though: when I first contacted her, I had no idea just HOW talented she is!

Not only is she an amazing actress, she also sings...and not only that, but she sings in 8 different languages!! But, now I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let's just say she is one of the most talented actresses I've seen and it's always a joy when I see her on my TV screen.

So without further ado, my interview with Lini.

Mercy: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Lini: I’m the youngest of 4 kids and blessed with a mom who always supported my dreams and encouraged me to pursue my passions of singing and acting. Never give up. I love nature, travelling and am fascinated by other cultures – Greenland was a highlight and I just returned from Norway and Sweden.

Mercy: What started your interest in acting?
Lini: As a child I put on shows for my family & neighborhood then got serious about acting in high school and summer drama camps. When I moved from Alberta to pursue my career, my 1st talent agent told me I could either sing or act here but not do both, so I chose singing. Fortunately, many years later a talent agent ‘scouted’ me while singing and I signed on with her to act.

Mercy: What character that you’ve portrayed has been your favorite?
Lini: That’s a tie between two roles. One being Belle in Hallmark’s 2016 film “Stop the Wedding” for so many reasons and the other when I got to combine my 3 greatest passions to act and sing my own Japanese song in Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” – it was a watershed moment for me as a performer.

Mercy: What languages do you speak?  Have you ever made a mistake while singing in another language?
Lini: Besides English, I speak enough to get by in French, Cantonese and Mandarin and I sing in 8 languages; those four plus Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Not mistakes while singing but I’ve goofed up speaking Cantonese – the intonations are tough and once wound up saying I’m “expensive” when I meant to say “respectful”!

Mercy: With your ability to sing and dance have you ever appeared in a musical or do you desire to?
Lini: I love to dance but wouldn’t stretch that to say I’m a dancer lol. I loved playing the Lead role of Sandy in the musical “Grease” and would jump to do another musical. Especially one for Hallmark – I’ve acted opposite many talented Leads who also sing, like Lacey Chabert and Andrea Bowen– wouldn’t that be fun to see?

Mercy: Do you play any instruments?
Lini: No, tho I dabble at piano on my tiny synth keyboard.

Mercy: What is something you like to do in your free time?
Lini: Travel, nature hikes and more travel – it expands perspective and teaches us so much.

Mercy: Of all the countries you’ve visited which one has been your favorite and why?
Lini: They’re all so different and offer so much to learn, it’s too hard to choose just one. I’ll say I was the most surprised by Greenland, Croatia and Iceland.

Mercy: Do you have any upcoming projects you can share with us?
Lini: I’m thrilled to be currently recording my music album of many languages and just finished filming “Falling for You” for Hallmark.

Mercy: Can you tell us a little bit about the Hallmark film- Marrying Mr Darcy?
Lini: It was probably the funnest shoot I’ve ever had because being a sequel we got to rekindle our friendships and be giggly girls all over again – yesiree Cindy, Frances, Tammy! Oh and did I mention it was my 3rd film with Ryan Paevey? Gidget the dog, too, and I’d say they’re both pretty doggone great.



Lini, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your very, very busy schedule to do this interview.  It was an honor to have to on my blog and I cannot wait to hear your new cd when it comes it.

Readers, once again, thank you for taking the time to check out my site and read my interviews.  If you don't already, I would encourage you to click on the links below and follow Lini on all her social media sites.


Until next time,
Mercy

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