Lauren Keyandra Palmer talks about TLC biopic

Kam Williams | 10/25/2013, 5:55 a.m.

It’s a mini-series written by Neil LaBute about a bunch of different people who connect in some way in the last episode.

What’s your character Chan’Dra like?

She’s a strong, young high school student who will stop at nothing to get what she feels is deserved for her brother.

You’ve been shooting a horror film set to be released next spring called “Animal.” The picture sounds great, but please don’t tell me you die first, like many a black character in scary movies?

If I told you that answer, wrong or right, it would spoil the movie! I will say that we break some stereotypes.

When was the last time you had a good laugh?

Every day since I’ve been filming my new movie, one of my cast members always has me in stitches.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Probably reality TV.

What was the last book you read?

“Heaven is for Real.”

What was your best career decision?

To pick projects that affect me.

If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?

For everyone in the world to love each other.

If you only had 24 hours to live, how would you spend the time?

With my family.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?


What is your earliest childhood memory?

Running through the beads that used to hang from the doorway, separating the room.

What’s the biggest difference between who you are at home and the person we see on the red carpet?

I may be slightly more patient on the carpet.

If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?


What key quality do you believe all successful people share?

No real fear of limitations.

If you had to choose another profession, what would that be?


If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be?

Dr. Martin Luther King.

With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you’d like to star in?

“The Wiz!”

What is your favorite charity?

Embrace Girls.

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Follow your heart’s truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing what you truly love.

“Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story” airs on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.