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LAist Interview: Lauren McKnight

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Lauren McKnight stars in 'HottieBoombaLottie' | Photo courtesy of Aquarius PR

Two of the great things about film festivals is that not only do you get to see smaller films that don't typically make it into theaters, but you also get to meet the talent involved in the picture. In HottieBoombaLottie, Lauren McKnight stars as Cleo, the tomboyish cousin of Ethan (Seth Packard) who decides to become more feminine in order to capture his attention. LAist had a chance to speak with Lauren just prior to the film's Saturday debut.

So tell me a little bit about HottieBoombaLottie? What's it about? Who is your character?

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HottieBoombaLottie is a very quirky coming of age comedy about an offbeat high school outcast named Ethan who is infatuated with the popular girl, Madison Sweet. What Ethan doesn't know, is that his cool older brother Clay also has an interest pursuing Madison . In Ethan's many attempts to get Madison to notice him, he gets in a bit of trouble and his mom sends him off to live with his cousins Asher and Cleo (which is my character) in California. Cleo, is your average tomboy, and only when Ethan comes to stay does she decide she needs to become a bit more feminine if she wants Ethan to notice her.