I had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Lachey; actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother of two. This summer, she teamed up Popsicle to promote their very first custom comic book, making Popsicle the super hero of the summer.
Today, Vanessa Lachey has taken time out of her busy schedule to provide us with a glimpse of her world. Follow me as we take a quick peek into the life of Vanessa Lachey.
Renisha Marie: Let’s begin by discussing your partnership with Popsicle. How did the collaboration come about?
Vanessa Lachey: It was one of those truly organic moments, just because Popsicle is an ultimate summer treat. It’s an ultimate kid’s treat. It’s something that I shared with my family growing up and that I can share with my son growing up. I love their brand and their messaging.
Basically, it takes time out of your busy day to spend time with your family. In order to go into the kitchen, grab a Popsicle out the freezer, open it, sit with your son, hang out, talk about whatever’s going on….I love that.
Popsicle has taken it a step further and created a comic book. It’s actually out in comic book stores. It’s the first Popsicle comic book. It’s something that I tangibly hold and read with my son. He can point to the pictures. It’s great. Family first.
Renisha Marie: Regarding your Popsicle, ultimate hero of the summer partnership; you stated on your website, VanessaLachey.com, “As a working mom with two young kids, I am constantly on-the-go. Multitasking took on a whole new meaning when I became a mom of two…sometimes I feel like I NEED A SUPERPOWER to get it all done!” With that being said, let’s imagine there are no limits for you regarding a superpower of your choosing, when it comes to completing your tasks, including memorizing scripts, event appearances, exercising, managing your online lifestyle community, being a wife and mother of two. What superpower would you choose and why?
Vanessa Lachey: You know, someone recently asked me this, it’s the only reason that I can quickly answer it because I thought about it. It would be time. I would love to be able to time travel. More importantly, go back to those moments I want to relive. To fast forward to the crazy ones, to slow down the beautiful ones. I think just to be able to have control of time would be amazing. Now you’re going to get me all emotional. It goes too quickly. My sons going to be three, my daughters going to be seven months. Where does the time go? I’m going to be thirty-five in November. What is happening? And so, instead of thinking about the future, I just like to sit here and go back in time and enjoy this time or slow down this time.
Renisha Marie: You will be joining forces this fall with NBC for your new TV show, People Are Talking, how did the connection transpire?
Vanessa Lachey: It is now changed and this just happened, to Truth Be Told, that’s the new title. It was pilot season. I had Brooklyn in January and then I got some scripts, went out and I auditioned. I hit the pavement with my mommy shoes just like every other girl. I auditioned, I actually auditioned for a pilot, got it, it didn’t get picked up. This show, Truth Be Told got picked up and they had to recast the lead girl. I was fortunate enough to go in for that recasting session and I booked the job. We’re actually doing pre-production now. We start filming August 10th. It premieres October 16th on Friday at 8:30 pm on NBC. I’m very excited.
Renisha Marie: Awesome! I’m so excited for you. Please tell your fans something fun or funny about yourself that many people may not know.
Vanessa Lachey: Fun or funny? Well, they may know, I don’t know. I have a really, really awkward Fire Marshall Bill impression.
Renisha Marie: Ah, I love it. Let’s hear it (laughter commences).
Vanessa Lachey: It’s more of a visual thing you know. (Vanessa does her Fire Marshall Bill impression) “Let me tell you something!” You know, I love to laugh and to try to put everything in perspective and know that nothing is too crazy and nothing is that serious.
Renisha Marie: What advice if any do you have for aspiring actors/actresses?
Vanessa Lachey: Never give up. I know that sounds so cliché but there’s a reason that it’s a cliché. If you give up then you’ll probably regret it or you’ll never know. At least just constantly try your hardest. Don’t give up until you come to a place where your content with knowing you’ve done everything you could. I think the people that have made it in this industry, yes there are a few lucky breaks; I don’t even know about that because people think oh, you got a lucky break, you got this movie. If you look back at that person’s history, they have been working at it. They went to classes. They went to auditions. They moved themselves to LA for whatever the reasons. I just say don’t give up.
Renisha Marie: This concludes our interview. I wish you continued success. It’s been a pleasure speaking with you.
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