Sabrina Lloyd Chat at AOL on September 27, 1999
Tvgchat: Hi, Sabrina, glad you could join us this evening.
Sabrina Lloyd: Hello!
Question: What is your favorite TV show?
Sabrina Lloyd: "60 Minutes."
Question: What college did you go to and what state?
Sabrina Lloyd: I did not go to college. I am in the college of life. But I would like to go to college sometime in the future. I just don't know when.
Question: Here's a silly question for ya, what makes you laugh, and do you have any ticklish spots?
Sabrina Lloyd: Life makes me laugh!
Question: When your character was harassed last season, you stated you didn't deserve such treatment because you have a journalism degree from Northwestern. Do you, or was it just slipped in there by a writer who went there?
Sabrina Lloyd: That was from the mind of Aaron Sorkin, our creator. I know he didn't go to Northwestern, I think he created it for the character.
Question: I would like to know if she plans on doing any theater in the future.
Sabrina Lloyd: I would like to do theater. Yes, it is something I would be very interested in doing. If something comes my way, I certainly wouldn't pass up the opportunity. I would like to do it in New York.
Question: I read that Teri Polo's show was not picked up. Is there any talk of her character (Rebecca) returning?
Sabrina Lloyd: I did hear a rumor that she might return, but I can't say for certain.
Question: How long have you been in the business? When was your first break?
Sabrina Lloyd: I've been in the business professionally for ten years. And my first break would have been a guest spot on "Law & Order."
Question: How did you get the role on "Sports Night"?
Sabrina Lloyd: I auditioned it, the old-fashioned way.
Question: Where is she from?
Sabrina Lloyd: Florida.
Question: A lot of TV shows are doing live broadcasts. Any chance of "Sports Night" doing this?
Sabrina Lloyd: Oh, I don't know. I would certainly be interested in doing it.
Question: Has ABC allowed the show to be done without a laugh track this season?
Sabrina Lloyd: I don't know the answer to that question, believe it or not. I know that last season we did a couple of shows without a laugh track. I don't know what they are doing this season.
Question: Hi ya, Sabrina. What role most challenged you? By the way, we miss you on "Sliders."
Sabrina Lloyd: Thank you! I would say it's Natalie on "Sports Night." I find coming to work a constant creative challenge, for many reasons. The caliber of writing, and of the people I'm working with. It's definitely the work I'm doing now that is most challenging.
Question: What was ABC's thinking on not showing "Sports Night" reruns over the last few weeks? How can it find an audience, or how can the audience find "Sports Night"?
Sabrina Lloyd: From your lips to their ears! We were all disappointed. But the fact is the ratings were not that good for the reruns, so they decided to pull us off the air.
Question: What will you miss about the 20th century?
Sabrina Lloyd: I try not to miss the past too much, I try to look forward to the future. I'm so excited about the new millennium that I haven't given much thought to what we'll be leaving behind.
Question: "Sports Night" is the most cleverly written show on TV right now. How much fun is it for you to be a part of this program?
Sabrina Lloyd: It's so much fun! It is the best job I've ever had! I love it!
Question: Hi. :) I'm a 22-year-old female, and I really enjoy "Sports Night." It has become my favorite show. Actually, it's all I watch on TV besides the Braves and "SportsCenter." :)
Sabrina Lloyd: Thank you! The season premiere is October 5. And we are still together at the season opener.
Question: Are there wedding bells in the near future for Jeremy and your character?
Sabrina Lloyd: Oh, I don't know about that. I would put my money on them breaking up, rather than them getting married this season.
Question: What were you like when you were a kid?
Sabrina Lloyd: Sassy!
Question: What kind of grades did you get in school?
Sabrina Lloyd: I did pretty well, I was an Honor Roll student.
Question: What exactly is "Sports Night"?
Sabrina Lloyd: It's a show about life. It's a show about relationships. It's a show about people's relationships with their work, and with other people. And I think, as in life, it has incredibly comedic moments, and incredibly dramatic moments.
Question: How come there were no slides in "Sliders"? I thought it was a documentary about playgrounds or something.
Sabrina Lloyd: I always wondered the same thing myself!
Question: There were rumors that the show was being canceled -- this is obviously not true, but for how long has ABC agreed to air the show?
Sabrina Lloyd: We were picked up for a full season. So as long as people keep watching, we'll still be on.
Question: Is it as much fun on the show as it looks?
Sabrina Lloyd: Yes, it is. We all like to play practical jokes and play games with each other. It's a very playful atmosphere, which is a lot of fun to be around.
Question: What was your dream when you were a kid?
Sabrina Lloyd: I wanted to be an actress.
Question: What do you do when you're not acting?
Sabrina Lloyd: Traveling, I love to travel. It's my second passion.
Tvgchat: What is on your wish list of places to go?
Sabrina Lloyd: I would like to go to India. And I have not yet been to Italy. Those are my two top choices right now. I was just in Indonesia, right before everything went down.
Question: I love the show. How did you get involved?
Sabrina Lloyd: I auditioned for it. I read the script, and went and met with the creators. And luckily, they like me too!
Question: Do you get a say in the scripts? Any chance you'll get to have a scene where you sing?
Sabrina Lloyd: I don't know about that. We don't really have a lot to say in terms of the scripts, because they are so flawless on their own. Aaron Sorkin and his staff are incredible writers. So we get the scripts and just run with them. They do the rest.
Question: Any movies in the works for the future?
Sabrina Lloyd: Not as of this moment. I did a movie this summer, an independent film called "On Edge," a documentary on the world of ice skating.
Question: How did you like what they did to the character of Wade Wells in "Sliders" in the recent episodes?
Sabrina Lloyd: I thought it was funny. I was surprised. But I enjoyed the voice-over for the episode. And it was fun to see what happened to her.
Question: How is the new season of "Sports Night" coming along?
Sabrina Lloyd: It's coming great. We're on our fifth episode. We're working hard and excited for the premiere.
Question: Why has "Sliders" been so strange, with lost actors and actresses? Nice job on "Sports Night."
Sabrina Lloyd: Thank you! I couldn't really answer the question because I have been so removed from "Sliders" for so long now, it's such a part of my past. I couldn't tell you what they're doing over there.
Question: I would just like to know what it is like to work with your co-actors? Are they a lot of fun?
Sabrina Lloyd: Yes. They are a lot of fun, and they are extremely talented. It is very inspirational for me to work with them, as people and as actors. I'm very lucky.
Question: Hi, what is your favorite singer and why?
Sabrina Lloyd: I have a couple. Cat Stevens and Van Morrison, because their music touches me.
Question: Where do you shop for your clothes?
Sabrina Lloyd: Everywhere. I love to shop in New York at boutiques.
Question: Why did you leave "Sliders"? Was it for "Sports Night"?
Sabrina Lloyd: No, it wasn't for "Sports Night." I left because I wasn't creatively challenged anymore. I felt I had gone as far as I could with the character, and I was ready for something new.
Question: I love your show. Did you think it would be as successful as it is?
Sabrina Lloyd: I did think so, yes. I thought it was very special and very unique. I did think it would be a success. I hoped, at least!
Question: Hola, Senorita Lloyd. Como estas? Que haces de el oportunidad de empleo en 'Sports Night'. Me encanta tu en 'Sports Night'.
Sabrina Lloyd: I'm sorry, no hablo espanol!
Question: I watched all three seasons you were in "Sliders" and loved every minute. My question is, can I borrow five bucks?
Sabrina Lloyd: You're funny!
Question: How many hours go into taping one show?
Sabrina Lloyd: A lot! We shoot a lot of hours. We shoot for three days. And our days are around 13 to 16 hours long.
Question: How do you feel about the use of a laugh track on "Sports Night"? (Personally, I like it better without.)
Sabrina Lloyd: I prefer it without also. I find it to be a distraction. And I hope they eventually let us do the show without one.
Question: Hi, I would like to become an actor. What steps would I take to > becoming one?
Sabrina Lloyd: The first step is believing in yourself. And from there, > hitting the pavement. Meeting people. Doing plays. Going to any audition that you can. And never giving up.
Question: What is life like offstage?
Sabrina Lloyd: It's normal. It's like anybody else's life. I have good days and bad days, and laughter and sadness, and I just live.
Question: Sabrina, how do you compare working on "Sliders" with your current role on "Sports Night"? Any favorites in the casts?
Sabrina Lloyd: I wouldn't be able to compare them because they are so different. And I don't have any favorites, I just adore everyone I've worked with. "Sliders" was a great role for me at that time in my life. And "Sports Night" is exactly what I want to be doing at this point of my life. There really is no comparison.
Tvgchat: Sabrina, thanks for joining us tonight. Best of luck with the new season of "Sports Night." Please come back and chat with us again.
Sabrina Lloyd: Thank you so much!
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