EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Carrie Schroeder Breaks Down Her Experience on Lifetime’s My Killer Reunion!

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Lifetime Movie Network ‘s thriller movie “My Killer Reunion”, is all set to premiere on the channel on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 8/7c. Let’s take a first look! We at Survived The Shows had the chance to chat via email with star Carrie Schroeder, who shared her experience on Lifetime’s My Killer Reunion and more. Check out full interview below!

Can you tell us a bit about your character in My Killer Reunion?

CARRIE SCHROEDER: Morgan is an intense woman who lost her way in life, and subsequently her strength and belief in herself. Morgan’s motives and history are shrouded in mystery, and all is revealed as the film moves on.

What initially attracted you to your role in My Killer Reunion?

After playing many strong, self-assured characters in several of my latest films, this role offered me the chance to play a character who was much more complicated and complex. Morgan poses so many questions in the film, and as an actor, it’s a wonderful creative challenge to inhabit a character with so many secrets. Unlike many of my other roles, Morgan is not glamorous, she is not in charge, and has so much she is holding onto so tightly.

What do you think makes the action in the movie so special and captivating?

All the characters you’ll meet in ‘My Killer Reunion’ are like characters in a game of “Clue” but even more intriguing. The audience will be presented with many flawed characters, all who could be guilty of something, or nothing… and all who could be victims. The viewers will have thrilling time deciding who could be the culprit and why.

What do you hope audiences take away from watching My Killer Reunion?

I hope the audience can find empathy for my character, Morgan, while recognizing the importance of friendship and forgiveness. That the bond of friendship, forged in youth, can last forever, even when the two people have been absent from each other’s lives for many years. And as always, I hope that audiences thoroughly enjoy the story we have created for them and are captivated for the full 110 minutes – So grab your popcorn and get ready for a thriller!

What was it like working with the rest of the cast on set?

I adored my fellow cast mates! Talented, funny and entertaining. Many of the Atlanta cast and crew had worked together before and they welcomed me into their film family with open arms. As I am from LA and we were shooting in Atlanta, my cast mates showed me all the best places for food and coffee, and of course how to avoid the freeway traffic (which I must say can be as bad as LA traffic!)

What can you tease about your character Journey?

Morgan gave me the great acting opportunity of meeting a character so unsure of herself and her choices, who is forced upon a journey to find clarity and strength. But will she get there….?

What was your favorite scene or moment while filming My Killer Reunion?

My favorite scene is the one near the end – which of course I can’t talk about because I don’t want to ruin the ending for you all! Needless to say, it was fun – Lots of characters, lots of action.

My favorite moment was discovering that the director and I had a mutual admiration for the TV series ‘The Golden Girls.’ It was a lighthearted moment that came out of a really intense scene where my character is in the middle of a panic attack and trying to find her pills…It was one of those oddly funny moments we all crave for the emotional release. I wore my Golden Girls T-shirt to set the next day. And yes, I still proudly wear my Golden Girls t-shirt. Although I do love them all, Dorothy is my fav.

Can you tell us about any challenges you faced while filming My Killer Reunion and how you overcame them?

Morgan is a very emotional and anxious character. I was a little daunted, in a good way, of sustaining the character’s emotional heights for the entirety of the shoot. And then I met our director. It was my first time working with director Dave Thomas, who quickly became one of my favorite collaborators I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is what’s known in the biz and as an ‘actor’s director.’ He knows what actors need, he presents and discusses ideas and then lets the actor create. I loved working with Dave. He was supportive and imaginative and created an environment that allowed me to feel safe enough to discover the vulnerabilities of Morgan. I look forward to making many more films together.

Change of subject, What have been some of the most memorable projects you have worked on throughout your career, and why?

My Nickelodeon series ‘I Am Frankie’ where I played Dr. Mom – creator and Mom to teenage android Frankie – is one of my most favorite projects to date. Dr. Mom is a scientist, cyberneticist, hacker, astronaut, and more, all while trying to be a Mom to two teenage daughters. I was proud to be part of a show with strong female leads, as well as playing role showing females represented positively in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) I had so much fun on set and met amazing people.

The series continues to be streamed globally and I still get new fans from all around the world discovering the adventures of ‘I Am Frankie.’ It’s so gratifying hearing how much the fans love the show. I even had a fan from Italy send me clips of the show dubbed in Italian with a note of how much they were enjoying the show and how much they loved my character. How cool is that?!

Another one of my most memorable projects was working on the second season of Marc Cherry’s ‘Why Women Kill.’ It was one of my first gigs back once the industry opened up after Covid. There were lots of restrictions and protocols in place as we all tried to navigate getting back to work safely. And because of such restrictions, Marc Cherry directed me via an iPad – it was a surreal experience!

Can you tease something about your next projects?

The challenge is that we actors aren’t allowed to reveal too much, but what I can say is I will be a lady of the law, and not the kind in a court room. I’m excited, as our location is a place I’ve never been to before. I’m also heading to Australia, where I’m originally from, for some new projects which I can’t wait to share. For updates on all my new projects, follow along on Instagram @cschroederact.

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