Dollhouse Countdown – Dichen Lachman

by admin on February 10, 2009 · 1 comment

Dichen Lachman - SierraThe LA Times continue their ‘Dollhouse countdown’ in this interview with Dichen Lachman, who portrays Sierra on the show. Mild spoilers may follow.

So, Dichen Lachan. Where did your name come from?
Well, It’s supposed to be ‘Dutch-en.’ It’s the original Tibetan name that means ‘big and prosperous,’ but my dad spells it wrong.  He spells it ‘Deechen,’ which apparently means ‘big sin.’  But I don’t know about that.  I try and be a good girl.

OK, now we want your entire life’s story!  Kidding. But you’ve lived a pretty international life.  Where have you lived that you liked the most?
That I’ve liked the most?  It’s hard to say. Every city obviously has a good and a bad side, although Kathmandu was obviously an incredible experience living in a Third World country, and I guess I have very dear memories of that because I lived in such close proximity to my family. I shared a room with my family until I was 7, and I lived with my uncles and aunts and my cousins and my grandfather … so the house was always full of people.  I loved that about Kathmandu. When I went to move to Australia, it was just me and my two parents for a long time until some of my family came over to live and study there.

But favorite place? I really like L.A.! It’s such a wonderful city with so many things. It’s geographically diverse with the water and the mountains and the desert so close together.


Do you think that your “Dollhouse” character, Sierra, could cook?
She probably has a few little things under her belt but definitely not when she’s in the doll state. She’d probably end up burning her fingers and setting her hair on fire. I don’t think she’d be good at doing anything in the kitchen in the doll state because we are like children with no apparent skills because we’re blank canvases. So I think that Sierra, as a doll, should stay out of the kitchen.  Although if Topher, Fran Kranz’s character, had anything to do with it, I’m sure she could be made to create a meal worthy of a real Michelin man.

OK. You were on the show “Ready Steady Cook” in the U.K.  Do you cook?
I do! I do actually. When all the tools are there, I love cooking. Going back to what I was saying before about growing up around a lot of people, I love being around a group and eating … so I do enjoy cooking. I’m not always good, but I try to be.

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Eve February 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm

So, Dichen Lachan. Where did your name come from?
Well, It’s supposed to be ‘Dutch-en.’ It’s the original Tibetan name that means ‘big and prosperous,’ but my dad spells it wrong. He spells it ‘Deechen,’ which apparently means ‘big sin.’ But I don’t know about that. I try and be a good girl.

HAHAHA

That’s awesome.

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