Soaps.com Chat with Amanda Baker – Part Two!
After her first year walking the neighborhoods of Pine Valley, Amanda Baker (Babe Carey Chandler) is feeling at home among the characters and actors, but it’s her life off-screen that is really falling into place.
Soaps.com recently had the chance to chat with Amanda about how life has changed since taking on the role of Babe. You can read the first part of our interview here. In the second half of our interview, Amanda chatted about going green and how she copes with the stresses of life as a soap opera star.
Going green (being eco-friendly) isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but for Amanda, it is all about taking baby steps.
“I’m very good about recycling. Where I live in NY it’s almost impossible not to, so you don’t even really have to put forth an effort. There’s a spot for recycling and a spot for garbage. Oh! And I try not to run the air conditioning and use fans. Little things like that because every little bit helps!”
Definitely, Amanda. And for a few more eco-friendly tips, click here.
Amanda also let us in on a few tricks she has for winding down. Life on set can be very high-stress, so instead of taking home the stress, Amanda makes a point of winding down before she hits the door.
"Lately, I've been having a lot of early mornings [on set]. I like to just take a walk after work by the water. I try to not think about lines or the show and just try to get my mind off of things before I go home. When I get home, then, I can just enjoy my time before I start going over lines again."
Plus, when she isn't acting, Amanda takes on another creative outlet - singing!
"I love to sing! I used to have the opportunity to sing in a band. Whenever I get the chance, I try to do singing. I want to get more into that, it's another thing that de-stresses me. It's more of a natural talent that I have."
Of course, setting up boundaries between her on-screen persona and her real life helps, but Amanda says there are some similarities between herself and her character.
"Babe always wants to make sure that everybody is okay. She's always pulling for the underdog and seeing the good in people. That is who I am. I try to look for the good in everybody and not judge anyone on their outer appearance. No matter what the first impression is, I try to give everyone a fair chance to see who they really are."
Sounds like good advice, Amanda!