Life In LA Interview with Sophie

Grammy-nominated songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins and acclaimed filmmaker Gigi Gaston will team up to bring the spirit of legendary soul singer Janis Joplin back to life and to the stage in Room 105, a one-woman musical tribute that explores Joplin’s turbulent and fascinating life.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Hawkins about her once-in-a-lifetime role. Looking every bit the part in a Venice T-shirt and bellbottoms, with her famously thick blonde mane temporarily tamed by a French braid, Hawkins’ sincerity and dedication to her art was unmistakable. Over the course of our interview, she shared with me her thoughts on the similarities between herself and Janice, her relationship with Gaston, and the frustrations and rewards of acting.

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