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TV SUMMER TOUR ’14: Lenora Crichlow Gets Human In L.A.!

By   |   July 16, 2014   |   Entertainment, Gals On The Town

Lenora Crichlow has crossed the pond and shed her single outfit from the BBC version of Being Human (she originated the role of Annie Sawyer in the U.K. series) to join the cast of NBC’s newest sitcom A To Z. Co-produced by Rashida Jones, Lenora plays Stephie, resident BFF, in this love story between mismatched Andrew and Zelda.

The London native chatted with our own Entertainment Gal on Sunday night at the NBC press party to learn a little more about surviving the transatlantic trek to sitcom American style, and her international beauty secrets.

How did you go from being dead in the U.K. to very much alive on a new NBC series?

I did a show last year called Back In the Game for ABC, and it was my first job in the U.S. It was an intense move, and I feel a little bit more prepared this time around. A To Z has been so much fun for me, and the cast is fantastic.

Do you like being in Los Angeles?

I really love L.A. It gives my family another place to visit. It’s a huge place. I’ve always got more to try out and to see.

How different is it from living in London?

Culturally, the biggest difference is the amount of space. Coming from London, which is kind of a small, intense city, L.A. is so far and big and the roads are wider and there’s further to travel. But I’ve got to admit that I’m loving the weather.

You have Trinidadian roots! What’s your top beauty tip?

It’s really boring, but probably sleep and water. I can add things on to enhance it, but if I’ve had a lot of rest and water, essentially I’m good.

And your go-to outfit?

You’ve got to feel comfortable! If it only looks amazing when you’re breathing in to hold your breath or standing slightly to the side, forget it. I need to be able to move and be myself without things popping out!

Your greatest achievement to date?

I think I’m a good sister. My siblings are my closest friends ΓÇô I’m the second born. I feel most content with myself when they tell me they appreciate me and that I’ve been there for them.

Words to live by?

Find your truth and dance in it!

A To Z premieres Thursday, Oct. 2 on NBC.

photo credit: NBC

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