It’s been ages since I even visited this site, let alone blogged here. I’m actually surprised I remembered my password. With the holidays gone and the new year properly ushered in, I once again feel inspired to reach out to you. What’s new? Well, I’m working on a new project and I’ve got new hair. Those are the two biggies right now. Let’s get the superficial out of the way first. I am no longer blonde. Yes, sad face, I know. I never thought I would go dark again, but alas this thing I call an acting career has been quite the learning experience. The people on Team Mary (managers & agents) thought it would be a good idea for me to take it down a notch haircolor wise. This was after some really smart feedback from a successful casting director. I can’t say I blame them for asking. Afterall, it’s just hair and my career is more important. I’ll try to live in this world for a while, but you know I’ll always be flaxen-haired at heart.
I’ve hinted at my latest project, but I’ve never really come clean on exactly what it is in a public forum. A good friend of mine from the Chicago theatre world, Valerie Meachum, approached me over Thanksgiving break about getting involved in the early stages of a transmedia sci-fi thriller called “Resonance.” So, what is “Resonance?” Centering on a mysterious Object and the people whose lives it alters, the narrative will play out on a multiple media platform.
The goal is to make this a global phenomena with opportunities for fans to engage interactively with the unfolding events. I encourage you to visit the website to sign up for email updates, and watch the trailer for the television series pilot, starring Aidan Turner, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ruta Gedmintas and Charles Dance. The people behind this project are some of the best and brightest and I’m honored that Valerie Meachum and Paula Preston in the UK have entrusted me with their baby. I’m told “Resonance” is four years in the making and shooting will resume in March with a launch sometime next year. I’m involved in the Chicago cell, but developing my own Los Angeles narrative that will tie into the Chicago actors and hopefully the main series.
It’s been really thrilling to develop back story that ties into my Chicago roots, but also explores my journey as an Angeleno. This is in the very early stages, but I should know
more after the big event at the Paramount Club this Friday. My partner in all this, Valerie is headed to London, but I’m staying in LA for pilot season. I will be represented at the event via Skype to chime in on the U.S. angle of “Resonance.” I’ve included some pictures of my character Alice Gaard, a paparazzi photographer.
Stay tuned…exciting work is unfolding. www.willyouhelp.co.uk