Siena Goines [Interview]

Photos by Victoria Bradley Images

Hello Folks! We have a very exciting interview to share with you all, once again. Today we have some incredible words from a truly wonderful actress that you should all know and love. Her name is Siena Goines, and I am certain that many of you will immediately recognize her by name, as she is one of the best in the business. Siena has had reoccurring roles on series like Criminal Minds, Jericho, and (a personal favorite of mine) Judging Amy. She’s also made appearances in films like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Flight of the Living Dead, which we most definitely discuss in our words below as they have already become staples here at Trainwreck’d Society. And on top of all that, she is also a former Soap Opera star, which is another form of art that we have spoken about at lengths here on the site. Needless to say, Siena is a perfect fit, and we are so damn excited that she is gracing us with her digital presence today here at TWS.

So with that being said, let’s cut the rambling and get right into this incredible words with an even more incredible actress, the amazing Siena Goines. Enjoy!


When did you decide that you wanted to join the world of acting? Was it something you have always been passionate about since your youth?

I think I decided unconsciously when I was 11. I rarely went to movies but on this day I did and the theater felt like home.

What was your very first gig in the world of acting? And did you learn anything from this experience that still affects your work today?

I started in commercials then I did a movie called Show and Tell. I was the female lead and it was 30 dollars a day. From there I got a Manager and booked my first show which was a MOW – Movie of The Week with James Garner in Rockford Files.

Garner had a profound affect on me. He had to be in his early 70’s. We were shooting in LA. It was hot! And he did all his off camera work. No complaints. He was kind, professional and a team player. I learned from his example and his personal words to me regarding my career encourage me for a lifetime. Thank you JG.

You worked on a very hilarious scene opposite Romany Malco in the now classic comedy 40 Year Old Virgin. How was that experience? Was it hard to not break character with all the improve happening around you?

Romany actually got me that audition for 40 Year Old Virgin. Thanks Rom. It was a great learning experience. It was Apatow’s first feature directorial and the studio shut us down on day three because the speed-dating scenes at that point were 17 hours long. I remember driving back in the van to base camp with Apatow learning the news we were shut down. I looked at him in shock but Judd Apatow was cool as a cucumber. They’ll calm down – see you soon.

It was not difficult for me to stay in character, we had a blast playing around.

In 2007 you appeared in Flight of the Living Dead, directed by our friend Scott Thomas and featuring another friend of ours, Laura Cayoutte. We are big fans of horror films here at TWS, especially this one. So, how was your experience working on this film? And what do you enjoy about working in the world of horror? What sets it apart from other genres that you have worked in?

That movie was fun and Scott did a great job. There’s a lot of amped up terror of being horribly murdered most of the film, so that’s a whole other genre in itself. Right?! What was interesting was I get bit at the end and the inevitable is near. Now I don’t do well with blood. And of course they had to bloody my arm up. All day I had this bloody arm and I can’t look at it and it feels super heavy and now it hurting. It seriously started to hurt. Mind of matter is a real thing.

We have spoken with quite a few folks who have worked extensively on screen or behind the scenes in the world of Soap Operas. You spent a couple of years appearing on the classic series The Young and the Restless, even earning an NAACP Image Award nomination for your work. How did you enjoy working at the break neck pace that Soaps are known have? Was it a challenging way to shoot a project?

I took over a role from another wonderful actress who was ill who was the original Callie Rodgers on Y&R. I remember I had back shows to make up totaling 46 pages in one day. I remember thinking: Did I repeat myself? Did I just say the paragraph from that other scene? Soap stories moved at a snails pace, how to make the same moment new after a month of repeating it became a challenge for me. Just tell him you’re pregnant already!!

With that said I was no longer a fit for daytime Soaps. But how grateful I am as the medium taught me I could cry on queue to perfection and how to study, study, study, my lines 🙂 to the point it becomes so real, I’m honored with a NAACP AWARD.

If you were handed the opportunity to star in the biopic of any well known figure, regardless as to whether it has already been done before, who would you want to portray?

SADE because she’s fascinating to me and was an inspiration growing up where there were few who resembled me. Plus… music is my first love.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

Two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy to air January 24th, 2019 and February 7th, 2019 and Chicago Med February 13th, 2019.

Dates for Chicago Med subject to change please check schedule for show titled “Can’t Unring that Bell”.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The vastness of the sky.

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