Lyndie Greenwood Is TV’s Chillest Horror Star
You might think that someone who spends most of her year in scary-movie-mode would be… well, a bit odd. But as we found out from our recent convo with her, Lyndie Greenwood, one of the star’s of Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” is one of the most chilled-out actresses you’ll ever meet.
Lyndie lives in Atlanta and has been playing Jenny Mills on “Sleepy Hollow” for three years now — the show’s third season premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
“It’s been really great to be able to stay with the character and see her evolve for so long,” she told Galore. “Over three years, you get to really learn a lot about someone. I’ve seen Jenny go through a lot.”
The Toronto native plans to watch tonight’s show with her mom and brother in Canada. Usually, though, she watches with costar Zach Appelman.
“Normally, we’re having a blast hanging out at one of our places in Atlanta,” she said.
Since “Sleepy Hollow” shoots in and around Atlanta, Lyndie and the other cast members live nearby. In fact, Lyndie is enjoying Atlanta so much, she plans to stick around for years if she can — despite the fact that many of the places where she and the cast shoot are creepy because of the show’s subject matter.
“It’s a spooky show, so when we shoot on location, we tend to get spooky locations, which is fun,” she said. “I love genre and horror in general, so I’m kind of always in Halloween mode.”
Being in touch with the macabre all year round “doesn’t feel bizarre” to Lyndie anymore, though.
“There are always monsters on set, pieces of prosthetics, things like that, and we keep the spirit alive,” she said.
And shooting a genre show means that the fans can be even more into the show than fans of, say, a sitcom can be.
“I get to interact with fans who understand my tastes as well,” she said. “When I go to Comic Con, it doesn’t feel like work at all. It’s such a joy to be there and be around my people. It’s a real blessing to have such enthusiastic fans that want to show you love and support you.”
When she’s not shooting, Lyndie likes to start her day with a cup of coffee and a run. “Running is like one of my favorite things in the world,” she said. “It keeps me grounded and keeps me sane. I get emotional if I don’t run.”
She and her boyfriend are big brunch fans and you can find her updating her Instagram and Twitter accounts pretty frequently. She’s also recently gotten into Periscope — she’ll be broadcasting herself watching the premiere tonight, she said.