Crown Lake: Get to Know Glory Curda
Glory Curda plays Becca on Crown Lake. We sat down to chat and get to know her, here’s what we learned and what you need to know!
What scene--aside from Crown Lake--has been your favorite to film?
When I was younger I was in a fantasy short film. It was one of the first things I shot when I came to LA, and it was filmed inside this old elaborate mansion. There was one scene in a cellar, and we actually had to access it through a secret stairwell hidden behind a bookcase to get down to it. You had to pull out a specific book to get it to open and everything. When we got down there, the cellar was so cool and like, medieval style. Definitely one of my favorite scenes I’ve done.
How did you get into acting?
My oldest sister loved singing (she started singing solos in church when she was just 5) and my older sister loved acting (she would only answer to Dorothy for 6 months after seeing The Wizard of Oz when she was 3), so for fun, they both started working in professional theatre when we first moved to Chicago. Later they got agents and started auditioning for other things, and then my brother went to one of their first shows and decided he wanted to give it a try. Eventually, I wanted to do it, and my little sister did too. We’ve all been training, working, and performing together ever since. Some sibling groups love playing sports together, we love performing.
What do you love about being on set?
I love being on set because is that it’s like getting to hang out with family and friends all day long. A lot of bonding happens over the course of a show and the more time I get to spend on set, the more fun I have being there.
What do you hate about being on set?
Honestly, there’s nothing I really hate about being on set, but one thing that stinks is when I have to wait for a long time in the sun or in uncomfortable heels while filming a scene.
What’s your middle name?
I actually have two! The first one is Grace, and the other is SoMang- which is Korean for hope.
Who is a figure from history that you admire/look up to?
I really admire Barbara Ann Allen Rainey. She was the first female pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces. It takes an insane amount of skill and persistence- not to mention guts- to do something like that, and being one of the first people to defy expectations and surpass a precedent is no small feat. Just thinking about how much she had to (and DID) overcome is enough for me to give her mad respect. I definitely want to be like her when I’m older.
If you could be another character on a brat show who would it be and why?
Probably Ruby from Red Ruby, I’ve always wanted to be a vampire.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Ideally? On stage in a theater somewhere in New York. Musical theater is my first love and I would love to pursue it more as I get older.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not on set or working?
Play sports or instruments. I play a few different instruments and am almost always learning to play a new one, so when I’m not doing anything else, I’m usually doing that. I’m also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and love to practice when I have free time.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Space. I’ve always been fascinated with the universe and astronomy so getting to be fully immersed in it would be the coolest thing.
What’s your favorite TV show of all time?
Avatar the Last Airbender. Best show of all time. Fight me on it.
What about your favorite 90s TV show?
Either Boy Meets World or Saved by the Bell.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
The original Jurassic Park. Though the original Star Wars trilogy comes a close second.
What’s your favorite book of all time?
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It’s an extremely clever book and very real and has a lot of important meaning that is still relevant and relatable today. I could go on about it for a while so I’ll leave it at that.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
One time, I was in a yoga class and I literally fell asleep. I had had very little sleep the night before and while we were doing child’s pose, I straight up passed out. I woke up fifteen minutes later in a panic with no idea where I was to see everyone around me in downward dog. Nobody really batted an eye when I started doing poses again, but I was so humiliated. I didn’t go back for a month.
If you could be a 90s icon for a day who would it be and why?
Joan Jett. I’ve always wanted to be in a rock and roll band (especially in the 90s when some of the greats were thriving- Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses- all legends) and Joan Jett is one of the coolest, most hardcore, and one of my favorite 90s rockers. I’d totally spend the whole day playing music and jamming out.
One thing you couldn’t live without?
Definitely books. I’m not sure if that’s cheating, but I couldn’t live without them. They have so much to offer! Different worlds, unique insight, new ideas, emotions, and inspirations- books all the way.
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Rainbow sherbert. No question.
Favorite ride at disneyland?
The Tiki Room! A classic.
One last fun fact about yourself?
I have visited almost every state in the country. I’m only missing Alaska.