We've already reported on MTV's newest reality talent search, Legally Blonde: The Musical
, which aims to look for the next actress who will play Elle Woods of the highly successful film-turned-stage-production. The reality competition begins on Monday and will be hosted by 23-year-old actress Haylie Duff
, who will be working with actor Paul Canaan, writer Heather Hach and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the judges of the show.
Meanwhile the original Elle Woods of the Broadway stage, Laura Bell Bundy, spoke to the New York Daily News
to talk about her experiences on the show, and how she deals with performance jitters. Read on to discover the stage actress, Laura Bell Bundy.
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First of all, we need to know what does it take to fill in the stage actress' shoes now that a reality show is coming very soon to search for someone to replace her.
"I care about the show so much, and I want to leave and know that the person coming in is fully prepared and ready," Bundy said. "My advice is take care of yourself and don't be afraid to speak up and say, 'I can't do that.' Because most people are - I know I am - like, a yes person. And it's hard to say no, but you have to be balanced."
It's good to know that Bundy herself will be helping the newbie as she heads to the stage, whoever she turns out to be. Nonetheless, Bundy will be happy to share the wonderful experiences she's had on the musical, whether it be while performing or hanging out with co-actors and actresses. In fact, Bundy says that working onstage helps her interact with the audience even more.
"My favorite part is when a magical moment happens onstage. Like when something goes wrong and we have to cover and the audience gets it and they laugh or we come up with something brand-new," she says. "We've been doing the show for over a year, and when we come up with something brand-new, I love when that happens."
It's great to know that despite working on the same play over and over again, they all manage to make things look fresh and interesting. It takes a lot of hard work, but Bundy says that it's all worth it. So where does she get the energy to work non-stop?
"I think it's because I love doing the show and I love the people there and I drink a lot of Red Bull," she says. "My energy level is never a problem. I have a lot of energy. So doing the show physically and being enthusiastic about the show is never, ever, ever a problem."
It seems that Bundy definitely has enough energy as she is headed out to Nashville after she walks away from the Broadway stage. She is breaking into the music industry soon, and fans should be happy to know she will be making her solo album.
"I write and sing country music, so I'm going to go spend a lot more time in Nashville writing and doing a new album," Bundy said of her projects after the Legally Blonde stage production. "And I'm working on developing television with different studios, so it's going to be quite a bit of development for me."
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NY Daily News
(Photo courtesy of Victoria Will/NY Post)