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Caitlin Shorey Talks HBO's "The Time Traveler's Wife"

The young actress has captivated audiences of this highly acclaimed HBO Max series, and is set to star in the upcoming Netflix thriller, "Mr. Harrigan's Phone."

The young actress Caitlin Shorey has captivated audiences of the highly acclaimed HBO Max series "The Time Traveler's Wife," and is set to star in the upcoming Netflix thriller, "Mr. Harrigan's Phone."
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We were so excited to see you on HBO Max's "The Time Traveler’s Wife." How did you prepare for this role?

I play "Clare Abshire" between the ages of 9 and 14 years old. To get ready for the series. I tried to learn as much as I could about Clare Abshire, the things we had in common and how to try to bring my version of Clare to life on screen. I also worked really hard with my acting coach Theresa Pittius from New Jersey's Professional Performance Prep to help me with on-camera techniques. This is my television debut so Theresa was a huge help in getting me ready.

What has been your favorite part of being on set and being a part of this cast?

ALL OF IT! I really had such a great experience. The whole cast and crew were amazing to work with. I was so surprised at the amount of people it takes to make a TV show happen. The cast I worked with were all so good to me. Rose Leslie and I had fun conversations in hair and makeup, Theo James and I bonded over Harry Potter movies and always had a few laughs in between takes. My first day on set I got to chat with Michael Park about the song "To Break in a Glove" he performed from "Dear Evan Hansen." He did not believe I really liked that song. David Nutter was the most kind and awesome director I could have asked for, for my first project.

You are heavily committed to supporting Inheritance of Hope. What does being involved in this organization mean to you?

Inheritance of Hope means so much to me and my family since being served by them in March of 2018. The nonprofit charity gives all expense paid retreats to families with children under 18 who has a parent with a terminal illness.