Popular Girl: Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson is best known for her role as Tess in the ABC Family series “Ravenswood” and currently stars alongside Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) in the hit comedy “The Bronze”.

In “The Bronze”, the 21-year-old Arizona native plays Maggie Townsend a promising young gymnast that threatens the local celebrity status of forgotten Olympic medalist Hope (played by Rauch). We caught up with Haley in LA to talk about the movie with a quick round of our POP Quiz. Check it out!!!

NAME: Haley Lu Richardson

NICKNAME: Hay, Lucy, small, peanut

OCCUPATION: Actor, Dancer

MOST TEXTED PERSON IN YOUR PHONE: My boyfriend or my mother

DREAM ROLE IN A MOVIE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MADE: There are so many movies I would have loved to be in but my DREAM role is dancing contemporary/jazz and acting together in a really good film!

CAREER ICON: Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Ginger Rogers, Jennifer Lawrence

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Lizards because they just bask in the sun for hours!

FAVORITE SNEAKERS: Nike!

FAVORITE BOOK: I don’t read a lot of books because I read scripts all day long. Maybe, The Giving Tree.

TV ADDICTION: Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville and The Bachelor!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: I recently watched “In Bruges” with my parents.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FILM “THE BRONZE. “The Bronze” is a comedy movie and I honestly feel like you have to hate life if you don’t laugh at it! It’s about Hope Ann Greggory, who is a washed up, bitter gymnast living in her glory days that gets stuck with training my character, Maggie Townsend, who is annoyingly innocent and naive. The film can be shockingly inappropriate and crass at times, but there is a really sad quality to Hope, which makes it touching to follow her journey.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? I’m feeling pretty good! Today was my first day in a couple weeks where I didn’t really have much to do so I napped, which was really nice.

WHAT IS POPULAR? Being yourself! And Birkenstocks (to me anyways).

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