Taryn Manning: Tearin’ It Up


Photo Credit: Jasmine L. Gonzalez

You’re also a successful DJ and musician. What kind of music would be on Pennsatucky’s playlist?
Have you seen the one meme that’s like “up all night to get tucky?” (laughs). That one kills me. That’s a good question. She’s been in jail for a long time, so I’m sure it’d be a little dated. It’d be stuff people would not assume like really bad Shania Twain or Celine Dion.

If you could have any musician guest star, who would it be?
Actually, I think we have someone coming.

Really? Who is it?
I don’t think I can say! I can’t say for sure if it’s a musician, but there are definitely new characters. But, girl wise, it’d be funny to have Lil Kim on there or it would be awesome if Iggy Azalea cruised in and joined my team.

How do you balance music and acting? Do you prefer one over the other?
I am very serious about music, but acting is a big part of my life, so I work my music around that. Sometimes it gets tricky and I have to pass up on a lot of DJ gigs because of filming, but it’s still a fun life to be able to do all of this. Right now, I love this role so much because I finally feel like I’m being challenged. I don’t prefer one over the other. I just prefer the one that’s stimulating me the most at the time.