By Dick Kleiner
Newspaper Enterprise Association
February 23, 1985
HOLLYWOOD - When Louise Sorel was approached and asked to play a continuing role on the NBC soap opera SANTA BARBARA, she said yes, and then she said no, and then she said yes, no, yes. She was not very sure if she wanted to do it or not.
"I had my doubts," says the beautiful and charming actress. "I backed out a few times. But now I am glad I finally decided to do it. It has changed my life."
How has it changed her life?
"Actors like to work," she says. "Before this, I would work for a few weeks or maybe a month, on a TV show or movie, and then have a lot of time until my next job. Now I'm working every day, and I find I like working every day."
Some days, she says, she has 30 pages of dialogue to memorize. But she is one of those energetic people, who can stay up late at night, memorizing lines, and then get up at 5 a.m. to go to work and be blazing with energy.
She also loves the fact that the character she plays - Augusta Lockridge - dresses well.
"I even go back to New York to buy my clothes for the show," she says. "The way I look at it, the clothes I buy for the show become our mutual property, NBC's and mind. I think it's nice that we borrow from each other."