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Five Questions With Laura Chinn Of Florida Girls

Get to know Laura Chinn, the series creator and star of the new Pop TV comedy series Florida Girls.
Posted on Jun 3, 2019 | 12:15pm
Reporting by Marc Berman

The bold, brazen, and hilariously fresh voice of Laura Chinn is set to take Pop TV by storm. While we anxiously await the July premiere of original new comedy, Florida Girls, we wanted to get to know the woman behind the show.

Watch! chatted with the Florida Girls creator and star about acting, her inspiration, and what she does for fun.

Who's your biggest inspiration?

Tina Fey because she was the first woman I saw writing and acting for my generation coming up, and 30 Rock was just a massively big inspiration for me. It was the first time that I realized you really can do both things at once.

Actress, comedian, writer, and producer Tina Fey.

Watch! is all about television's hottest shows. Tell us about your character on Florida Girls.

What I like to say about my character, Shelby, is she is smart but just not educated. So, she doesn't have the right information but she tries hard to better her life with the wrong information.

Lacey Mosley, Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim, and Melanie Field of Florida Girls.

When not filming Florida Girls, what do you like to do for fun?

I do improv; every week I do a show at UCB. And I like to do yoga and do hiking, kind of basic stuff.

Besides Florida Girls, what TV shows are you into?

I just binged-watched Killing Eve, which was amazing. I am watching Homecoming right now and Love Island (the British Bachelor). And I am true diehard fan of Schitt's Creek. I never miss it.

Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Daniel Levy of Schitt's Creek.

Why did you decide to become an actor?

I don't remember deciding. I think when I was about three years old people told me I started talking about storytelling and performing. I always said I was going to write and act.

Florida Girls premieres on Wednesday, July 10 at 10/9c on Pop TV.

Photo Credits: Robby Klein/Getty Images (Laura Chinn, Florida Girls Cast); NBC/Getty Images (Tina Fey); Pop TV (Florida Girls and Schitt's Creek).