HHH011 Interview with Lynn Chen

Lynn Chen is an actor, a writer, and a body image activist. I met Lynn when I moved to Los Angeles a couple years ago and she reached out through email, we had lunch together, and became quick friends. In addition to her YouTube channel which mostly explores different restaurants around LA, she also hosts a monthly podcast called The Actor’s Diet podcast (listen to my episode here!).

You might recognize her from the award-winning — and groundbreaking — film Saving Face (Vivian) or from her roles on Law and Order (Jenny Wu) or Silicon Valley (Grace Melcher) or All My Children (Regina). In this interview we discuss how she started acting, how she recovered from an eating disorder, Chef Boyardee, and my new favorite deodorant.

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Show Notes:

  1. Schmidt’s deodorant
  2. Metropolitan Opera House
  3. Pagliacci and sugar cones
  4. Rudolf Nureyev
  5. Saving Face review NYT
  6. Lynn Chen is not a ballet dancer
  7. National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  8. Binge-eating
  9. Diet soda addiction
  10. Food blogging as healing (The Actor’s Diet blog)
  11. Avocado toast at Superba (review)
  12. Chef Boyardee’s granddaughter, Anna Boiardi
  13. Lynn’s dad’s Taiwanese pork chops recipe (So good!)
  14. Method-acting with food
  15. Call of Duty Black Ops III – Goh Xiulan
  16. Ketchup-braised tofu recipe
  17. Why open floor plans suck
  18. YPOK2 (listen to Winter Games!)

Watch Lynn and me make wieners! 


  1. lynn on March 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I love ya.

    • Hilah on March 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Love you, too!

  2. Sharon on March 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    OMG those look delicious! And yes, smooth skinned lemons and limes ARE juicier!

    • Hilah on March 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      It’s so true, right?!

  3. Steven on March 29, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Greetings, stanky ladies!

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