Feb 26, 2019
The Strength in Gaming crew get down and Nerdy with celebrity
guest Clare Grant! We had so much fun getting
to know Clare and her gaming habits! You will be surprised by just
how much of a video game nerd Clare is, we certainly were!
HOSTS: Cat McGuire, Salvador
Madrigal, Samson Lancaster
Clare Grant Bio:
Clare Grant next stars as one of the two female leads
in Changeland, the feature directorial debut of Seth
Green. Grant also starred in 2018’s Dance Baby Dance,
2016’s Holidays, which debuted at the Tribeca Film
Festival, and has several soon-to-be announced films coming out
this year. Grant always knew she would be an actress,
but she grew up fascinated by science, math and technology. During
Junior High and High School, Grant moved to Clear Lake, Texas,
right next to NASA's Johnson Space Center, which further fueled her
love of space exploration. As an adult, she sought out
shuttle launches and visits to science centers all over the
country. In 2016, Grant utilized her appreciation of science as one
of the producers on a science news show, "Blame it on Science," in
partnership with Lionsgate for their Comic-Con HQ digital
Grant made her feature debut opposite Joaquin Phoenix in a small
but pivotal role in the Golden Globe-winning film, "Walk the Line."
Grant earned her theater degree from the University of Memphis in
her Tennessee hometown. While there, she met director/filmmaker
Craig Brewer, who cast her in her several indie films. When Grant
moved to Los Angeles, she quickly landed a leading role on the
Showtime series, "Masters of Horror." Grant returned to Memphis for
a leading role in Brewer's feature, "Black Snake Moan" and then as
the star of his MTV series, "$5 Cover." Grant continues to work in
various film, television and voice-over roles including "MAD,"
"Robot Chicken," "Clone Wars" and "Hulk and the Agents of
S.M.A.S.H." Grant was the lead guest star in an episode of "Castle"
As a producer, Grant created geek genre projects including the
viral sensation, "Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls," which stirred
controversy over its sexy portrayal of geek girls. She co-created
and produced a pilot series for Adult Swim. Grant also won two
Lucasfilm Fan Film Awards for Best Action and Audience Choice for
"Saber," the short film trilogy she starred in and co-created.
Interview Questions by category:
-------- VIDEO GAMES
What was the first video game you remember playing?
Your preferred video game genre? FPS, RTS, RPG etc.
What is a video game you are currently obsessed with? What's
the one video game you find yourself playing over and over
In the Team Unicorn video G33K &G4M3R Girls you appear in
Lara Croft cosplay, was that your choice, are you a fan of
Whimsyshire "Killaire", "Miss Hell", "Maulin Sorely", "R'Lyeh"
Team Unicorn Easter-egg in Diablo III, how'd that happen?
Any specific video game franchises you would like to work
You said in an interview once that video games have taught you
many of the valuable lessons you've learned in life. What has been
the most influential life lesson you've experienced from a video
game? Which game was it?
If you could be a video game character in real life who would
Favorite Cosplay so far?
Are you working on a cosplay at the moment? What are some
cosplay ideas you're dying to try?
Where do you go for inspiration / favorite fellow
Upcoming cons / events?
------------- TABLETOP GAMES
You were on the chess team in school, do you still play?
What tabletop are you into these days?
Magic the Gathering, how long have you been playing, since
which set? And what is your favorite color deck?
Have you played any of the MTG video games such as
Your latest projects, what are you having the most fun working
What is the nerdiest project you are working on right
Strength in Gaming's #1 Fan "Prem":
What DnD class do you prefer?
Do you play Fortnite?
Anime or Manga?
(time permitting / curve-balls)
Any plans to work with Felicia Day again?
You've worked on the MAD TV Series, did you ever read the
magazine growing up?
Do you play co-op with fans?
Your favorite Mass Effect game? How did you feel about
Best method to kill a MEGA SHARK?