Interview with Tucky WiIliams
Creator of Girl/Girl Scene and star of The Real L Word
by Armando Diaz
Tucky Williams is a multi-faceted award-winning actress, best known for playing
‘Evan’ in the web series Girl/Girl Scene, as well as the sexy zombie slayer Vix in
the cult horror film Dead Moon Rising. She made her acting debut as Dana, the
female lead in the independent feature film Shadow’s Light.
Tucky is the creator, writer and star of the aforementioned web series Girl/Girl
Scene, for which she has won "Best Original Screenplay" at the 2010 World
Independent Film Expo. Tucky also has featured roles in the films Blink and Red
River, the television pilot Bottle Rockets, and appears as herself in the
documentary Welcome to My Darkside!
Among so many already set accomplishments, Tucky has also worked as
an on-air meteorologist, for the ABC affiliate station (WTVQ-DT, ABC 36) in her
hometown of Lexington, Ky. She has also worked as a yoga instructor, which she
still enjoys in her free time along with meditation, and studying philosophy.
Recently, Tucky Williams, has made it her goal to raise awareness about
epilepsy through advocacy. For Tucky, epilepsy is no acting matter; Rather, it is a
reality that is all too real as she is part of the 3 million people in the US who are
currently diagnosed with epilepsy. It's a fact: one in (10) Americans will have a
seizure in their lifetime according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Epilepsy is a
neurological condition that can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Becoming the spokesperson for the fight against epilepsy is particularly
relevant for Tucky Williams who draws close similarities between epilepsy and
homosexuality. For her dealing with epilepsy is no different than dealing with what
it means to be gay. As she puts it "most people with epilepsy are 'in the closet'
about it because they are worried that if others know they will be treated differently
and perhaps even rejected. While I'm openly out about my sexual-orientation,
basically with epilepsy, I get to be gay all over again."
The incredibly funny and creative Tucky Williams had some time to answer a
few questions for us...
What was your inspiration behind creating Girl/Girl Scene?
Well, I just think people need a little more gay in their lives. I'm hoping GGS is just what the people need/want/I get paid either way.
Evan is also the perfect character, one that any actor would kill to play. I love being her.
How do you feel your show is different from other LGBT dramas?
If you had seen the show, you'd know it's word-for-word Season 2 of The L Word. Just kidding. With GGS we try to focus on the human
aspect of what it means to be in the LGBT community, the individuals and how they live rather than how the general public sees them.
Your family has been a part of Lexington. KY for many generations now. What do you feel was the most difficult part of growing up
where you did? What do you feel was the best part?
There wasn’t a difficult part. Lexington is the best city on earth. It’s safe, clean, and gay-friendly. You can’t beat that.
Have you ever been in love?
I fall in love with a different girl every day.
What is your idea of the perfect woman?
One who goes home at the end of the night. Or Lights Poxleitner. I don’t have a type. Personality goes a long way.
Would you like to have children one day? Would you like to experience pregnancy?
No and no. However, I don’t mind telling other people how to raise their kids.
So you’ve been an actual meteorologist before. Do you enjoy the weather sciences and what did you like best about your time at ABC
The best part was getting to spend time with my friend and mentor, Brad James. He’s one of the finest men I’ve had the privilege of
They did a survey and discovered that being a meteorologist is the most low-stress career you can have. I think that’s what drew me to it.
Do you have a favorite go-to hair product
that you can’t be without?
My Chi flat-iron. This doesn’t just happen.
*points at hair*
Any favorite cologne/perfume?
I spent about an hour at Sephora and found
Cabana Girl, a philosophy lotion. It’s a light,
guava coconut scent.
If you could meet anyone dead or alive who
would it be and why?
Malcolm X – he was my hero when I was a
little girl. He taught me that trying to appease
the majority was not the only way to change
the world. Because of him, I am empowered
by my anger and my outrage, and I use it
unapologetically in hope of inspiring others
to do the same.
Tell us more about your involvement as the
spokesperson for your epilepsy advocacy campaign and what do you hope to accomplish with your awareness efforts?
I want to raise awareness of the condition by discussing my experiences with others. Epilepsy has existed since at least biblical times, yet
so little is known about it, medically or socially. Whether they are personally affected by it or not, I want to get people talking, asking
questions, and thinking about what it means for them in their lives.
What kind of support have you encountered so far?
Let me tell you, I’ve encountered nothing but tremendous support for my efforts to raise epilepsy awareness. For those who are burdened
with it, they feel a sense of relief that I’m discussing it publicly. Those don’t have it are interested in learning more, and they are happy to
have someone to look to for answers.
What is your favorite snack food/guilty pleasure?
TW - I eat everything. Everything. About 3,000 calories a day. I was talking to a cop about it – I told him I felt guilty because gluttony is
supposed to be a sin. He said that if I can get away with it, then I should do it. It was awesome to hear that coming from an officer of the
Do you have a favorite animal? Why is it your favorite?
Snakes! I held one on a school field trip in the fourth grade, and ever since then I’ve been in love. One of the best things that happened to
me last year was getting to hold a giant boa on the Las Vegas Strip.
Where does Tucky Williams hope to be in (5) years?
Exactly where I am right now – happy, working hard on what I love, and living the life I’ve always dreamt of.
Do you remember what you dreamt of last night, if so would you mind sharing it with us?
I have the common recurring dream that I’m flying. What makes it unusual is that I can’t stop. I want to come down, to land, but gravity can’t
pull me. I’m stuck up in the sky, flying in the air.
What would you like the world to know about
Tucky WIlliams that they may not know?
My first job was at Victoria’s Secret. I have a
sense of smell that is like a superpower. My
favorite band is Guns N’ Roses. I teach yoga,
so I get to wear a bikini to work.
Last month in June, Girl/Girl Scene kicked off it’s
highly-anticipated Season 2, which will have a
total of 8 episodes, Tucky Williams surely has
cyberspace wrapped around her fingers!
Successfully making the transition to Primetime
TV, Tucky will also soon be conquering our
small screens having snatched a
guest-starring role on SHOWTIME® unscripted
series The Real L Word®, season 3.
Official Tucky Williams website www.tuckywilliams.com
Girl/Girl Scene www.girlgirlscene.com
The Real L Word www.sho.com/sho/the-real-l-word/video/season/3
World Independent Film Expo wifeexpo.wordpress.com
Official Website for the City of Lexington, KY www.lexingtonky.gov
ABC 36 WTVQ-DT www.wtvq.com/default.aspx
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