Holly Lucas returned to the stage for the first time in years in PULP. She’s finding time to pursue acting in between studying for a double major in Biology and Psychology and chatting with GayRVA about PULP’s summer revival at Richmond Triangle Players.
GayRVA: Tell Us About Your Character In PULP
Lucas: Eva Malone – she also goes by Bing Cherry – she’s kinda like the femme fatale sexpot type woman. Who’s every word drips with sex. At this point, she’s gotten a little disenchanted with prospects of finding someone who loves her.
What’s your favorite thing about her?
She’s really funny and sassy. She can be a little mean though – that I don’t like. I like how confident she is. She just does as she pleases and doesn’t really take no for an answer and goes after what she wants.
What’s it like reprising this role?
I’m surprised at how much of the dialogue I remembered. It might have even been a little more difficult because we had to change the blocking since we’re in the new space.
You’re very involved in the LGBT community. How did you get involved?
I really enjoy the people. In most cases, people had to go through so much within their own families or their own circles growing up, so they are generally very accepting. I’m pretty damn quirky, so I find a pretty good level of acceptance within the community. I’m not exactly a straight girl, so that plays into it too. PULP has been your first performance on stage in a while – what drew you to this piece?
I’m a really big fan of classic film, especially film-noir. I missed the stage, but school comes first, so basically it’s when I can play in between the semester.
PULP plays the Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Avenue through Sunday. For tickets and showtimes, visit http://rtriangle.org. Photo by John John MacLellan.