Reflecting on the auditions, Lauren shared: “Mr D had ended, and I’d done all these auditions, and I thought I was never going to work again.
“So I was going to put an offer on this bed and breakfast in St John’s Newfoundland, [and] I was going to cash in my chips.”
She joked: “I was going to shave my head and get a tattoo on my face if I wanted to.
“Then that weekend, when I went to put an offer on the place. I got a phone call about Virgin River, and I was like ‘Oh my gosh,’ but I auditioned for Mel.”