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Ten-year-old Spotsylvania actress has a part in a Hallmark movie that debuts on Sunday
Rachel Rose Lynch of Spotsylvania appears in 'Lake Effects' tonight.
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By CATHY DYSON
Rachel Rose Lynch is talking about the many parts she's played as a
She was doing an instructional video for the American Red Cross. She watched about five minutes of YouTube videos--of people in real distress--to better understand what happens. Then, as her mother, Pat, described, Rachel "nailed it" on camera.
A reporter interviewing Rachel says she'd like to see that. Would Rachel do an encore performance?
Without further ado, the preteen throws herself on the wooden floor of the family kitchen. She skews her legs in an awkward position, turns her head to the side.
She rolls her head back and starts convulsing. She looks so realistic that those watching worry they might do the same.
Rachel pops up and brushes herself off, but won't tell all her secrets.
She doesn't disclose how she caused herself to foam at the mouth on camera.
"It's kinda disturbing and I'm not gonna reveal it," Rachel says in an exaggerated Southern accent.
Such is the life of a budding actress who's been attacked by zombies, survived an apocalyptic disaster and screamed her way through a car crash.
But the biggest star in the her crown--so far--will hit the Hallmark channel tonight.
Rachel has a role in the movie "Lake Effects," a family film shot on location at Smith Mountain Lake in Southwest Virginia.
Rachel, the youngest of four daughters of Robert and Pat Lynch of Spotsylvania County, tells people she plays Catherine, "a snotty little girl" who sticks her tongue out at the art teacher.
Her mother adds a dose of realism, confessing that Rachel's in the first 10 minutes of the film and never did a scene with actress Jane Seymour, the star of the movie. But she did get to ride in a limousine with Mary McDonough, who played Erin on The Waltons, and have her picture taken on the red carpet during the premiere.
"They gave her the Hollywood treatment, and that was so special," said her mother.
Rachel watched her older sisters do shows at Riverside Center Dinner Theater and liked what she saw. She also liked that they earned a little spending money.
She started taking classes and doing auditions when she was 6.
Spotsylvania 10-year-old Rachel Rose Lynch appears in "Lake Effects," premiering tonight at 8 on Hallmark Movie Channel. Shot at Smith Mountain Lake in Southwest Virginia, it stars Scottie Thompson, Jane Seymour, Madeline Zima, Eyal Podell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Ben Savage, Jeff Fahey, Casper Van Dien.
Watch a demo of Rachel's work