ACTRESS, WRITER AND SINGER CALEY CHASE
MAGIC IMAGE HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF INTERVIEWING ACTRESS, WRITER AND SINGER CALEY CHASE, SHE OPENED HER HEART TO US AND TALKED ABOUT HER CAREER AND PROJECTS; LET’S SEE WHAT SHE IS ALL ABOUT…
MIHM-Tell us a little bit about you, where are you from and what inspired you to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
CC-I grew up in New York mostly after moving there from Los Angeles when I was 10 years old. I think it was originally my love of stories that drew me towards the film and television industry. I have always been very creative and loved the arts.
MIHM-You are an actress, writer and singer. Which one makes your heart beat faster?
CC-This is difficult question. On a professional level, I am a well-trained actress. I fell in love with acting and have great respect for the craft. I love it more and more as time goes by. As for singing, I grew up singing with my two sisters, both of whom are also very musical, so it’s definitely an important part of who I am.
I haven’t thought of myself as a writer until recently. I would say that writing is a hobby that I would like to develop. I have so much respect for professional writers, so counting myself among them would be an honor.
MIHM-Your father is the legendary Chevy Chase, what is it like to have a famous father, and what have you learned from him regarding show business?
CC-It has been both difficult and wonderful growing up with a famous father. It was tricky learning how to make friends and starting to date, because some people are just enamored by fame and try to connect with you for the wrong reasons. I think any child of a celebrity deals with this in one way or another.
It was also great, because he’s a wonderful and hilarious dad! There was always a lot of laughter in our household — there still is! I had the advantage of being exposed to incredible people and artists whose influences helped shape who I am today. My dad taught me that being professional, working hard and having fun are key to success.
MIHM-Define what success means to you.
CC-To me, success means feeling happy and excited about your life and career, making enough money to live comfortably, and finding people you want to share it all with. My friends, family and career are the most important things in my life. A friend of mine reminded me recently that the growth of success is being able to work on more focused and personal creative projects that fuel your passions. It’s an incredible thing to have the freedom to do what you love.
MIHM-Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
CC-I look up to my father a lot. He is so good at what he does and I admire him so much for that. Watching him work has helped me grow as an actor. Susan Grace Cohen, Brian Lally and Lesly Kahn have also been wonderful teachers.
There are so many actors who have influenced me up to this point. The first who come to mind are Charlie Chaplin, Gilda Radner, Carrie Fisher, Maggie Smith, Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. I know this is an eclectic group, but I want to be an actor/actress who can bring depth to a comedy and bring humor to a drama. I admire these actors because they have mastered that ability. I also greatly admire Molly Shannon. Not only has she had a wonderful career so far, she is an incredible person.
MIHM-What other projects are you working on right now?
CC-I was recently in a short film, 400 to Oahu, that’s showing at Cannes. I’m excited to work with director, David Rountree, again in the future. I also have a small role in The Last Laugh which will be coming to Netflix soon. It was really nice working with my Dad on that film — we had so much fun!
I’m also working on a new web series that I co-wrote and we’re excited to shoot soon!
My manager is Erik Kritzer with Link Entertainment.
My social media handles are:
Twitter @CaleyChase Instagram @caleyleigh