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Kickin' It Old School

By Allison Mitchell | January 22, 2015 | Articles National

Calling all ’90s lovers! Actress Laura Ramsey is throwing it back to the days of AOL on VH1’s new drama series Hindsight premiering this January. Shot in Atlanta, the show follows Ramsey’s character, Becca, as she travels back in time to 1995 and is given the chance to relive her 20s; fix her failed first marriage; and reconnect with her best friend, Lolly. Here, the 32-year-old stunner, known for films like She’s the Man, The Ruins and Middle Men, dishes on her love for Atlanta and breaking into the entertainment biz.

Tell us about Hindsight!
It’s fun and young with good music and a great wardrobe. We reference all the best movies of the time. It’s sort of like [the movie] Empire Records. I’m very proud of it.

Anything you miss from the ’90s?
I like that we weren’t so technically advanced—there were payphones and pagers, and it seemed a lot simpler back then. It was [a time of] good music, black eyeliner and fun clothes.

We heard you were discovered while working as a waitress in Los Angeles.
Yes, I moved to California when I was 19. I was waiting on people and there was this beautiful Russian woman who asked me if I was an actor and if I would come read [for a part] at her office. The next day she sent me out for an audition and I booked [it]. It was the dream.

That’s crazy! How’d you enjoy your stay in Atlanta? Any favorite dining spots?
I love so much about Atlanta. I love the fact that it’s a city but there’s still nature surrounding you with beautiful parks and trees. I lived in Inman Park near the BeltLine, and I bought a bike [to ride]. [For dining], Kimball House was my No. 1. The Optimist was awesome, and if you want to get really fancy, Restaurant Eugene was incredible.



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