Q) What are the current projects that you are working on?
A) The year 2007 has been great so far. Along with a small part on "Whistler" and an upcoming Insight film called Neighbor's Keeper, I have been busy creating a pilot with a new production company in Vancouver.
Q) Please tell us the premise for the film Road to Victory and about your character.
A) Road to Victory is the story of a young football player, Elliot, who suffers a series of injuries. There is some damage done and he, eventually, becomes unable to perform in the bedroom. I play a stripper, Anna, who falls in love with Elliot. Because of his difficulty in the bedroom, they are unable to have sex. This forces the two to question the nature of their connection. Anna comes to the realization that her feelings are much deeper than anything she has ever experienced and fights for her relationship with Elliot. The film follows their tumultuous relationship and illustrates how hard we make make it to be loved.
Q) What made you want to be a part of the project?
A) As soon as I read the script, I knew that I had to play the part. It is a character driven story and I was really excited to explore everything that Anna's character had been through and went through in the film. She was fascinating to me and I fell in love with the writing of her.
Q) What about your role was challenging for you?
A) The different parts of this role were challenging. I trained with a dancer from Brandis, a well respected strip club in Vancouver and she was unbelievable. I have trained in ballet, tap and jazz since I was six years old and I have never experienced anything compared to what she put me through. My eyes were opened as to how in shape you have to be to dance in that capacity. This leads to another challenging aspect of this role for me, I tried to find the truth in Anna. She is fun and full of life in so many ways, yet, something in her felt like the only place she really had control of her life was on stage. The key to Anna was finding why she felt safer alone and why her connection to Elliot rocked everything that she had previously believed about love. Although the dancing was some of the most challenging parts of the film, it was also some of my favorite days on set.
Q) Why should people take the time to see the film?
A) Road To Victory has got a little bit of everything. I think it is great to see a twist on the all American love story. Mike Reilly, the writer/director, gives us an exploration of a darker and ultimately more truthful love story.
Q) You have starred on the Canadian show "Masters of Horror" that is now coming to the states. What was your most memorable moment from filming?
A) The best part of Masters of Horror was working with Martin Donovan and Rob Schmidt, the director. Martin is such a giving actor and I learned a lot watching him work. Rob was fantastic director and gave me a new love for horror films. they are so fun when you are not freaked by them!
Q) You were on the hit show "Stargate Atlantis," what is it like working alongside a cast that has been working together so long?
A) The set of "Stargate Atlantics" was one of the best working environments that I have experienced. The cast was very welcoming and they were all very fun to work with. Our episode was a comedy and I played Richard Kinds' wife, he is hilarious so everyone as having a good time.
Q) Is there anything else you'd like to try your hand at other than acting?
A) I would love to try directing. Something out of the industry, I am interested in child psychology. So, I would like to further my degree some day and take some more courses in that area.
Q) What do you do in your spare time?
A) I try to travel whenever I can can. When I am home, I love having friends over for dinner and, lately, have been pretending that I can cook!
Q) What would you say is your latest obsession? A film? A sport? A band? An activity?
A) I am into Bikram's Yoga. It is a fight to get there, but so rewarding when you finish. I am into puppies, as well. I am finally ready for the responsibility that goes along with all the play!