Film Fests are a favorite of mine especially when there’s the ebullient ELENA SCHUBER making her presence felt at a famous one. She’s starring in the movie “Escape From Tomorrow” which incorporates elements of horror and fantasy where a man encounters disturbing visions at the Walt Disney World Resort. What better than the surreal “Escape From Tomorrow” and its use of enchating monochrome to represent the dreamy reverie of this year’s Fantastic Fest. ELENA plays Emily the type of wife who gets on your nerves, apparently a defense mechanism on her part with nubile ladies hanging around her husband. Escape From Tomorrow” has attracted its share of controversy having been filmed on the ‘sacred’ compounds of Walt Disney World without permit and having it called a sexist film by some quarters. Yet people have flocked in droves to watch it at Sundance 2013 with the screening fully packed. Certainly ELENA would have something to do with the buzz as she’s been described as a delightfully, subtle comedienne who can make you laugh while keep things real.
Don’t forget to check out the interview with ELENA as she talks about her time during the shoot of “Escape From Tomorrow” where everything was done guerilla style resulting in honest performances. ELENA does have the appealing smile which everyone will notice quickly, a trait that is representative of her being genuine both as an actress and as a person. She’s also been in a few TV shows such as “Men Of A Certain Age” and “Legit”. Let’s hope the pleasing ELENA gets cast as the female lead in more features for she has the right sort of charm and gentle authenticity to be in demand.
We’ll be starting an infatuation over one more TV Siren this coming year thanks to BETH LACKE, star of ABC’s new comedy “Work It”. Her character is Connie Standish, nurse and wife of the male lead Lee, an unemployed car salesman resorting to cross dressing to get a gig as a pharmaceutical rep. Over here, I choose to ignore the transgender controversy which has arisen and rather focus on the positives namely the fetching Miss BETH LACKE. Why hasn’t anyone bitch about the unemployment woes in the US I wonder (which seriously affects everyone and the very premise of the show) so we really need to separate fiction from reality and remember that the cast are working their socks off to entertain viewers. American audiences would have already been familiar with the lovely BETH in them scrubs as the premiere episode of “Work It” just aired. With so many generous comments on BETH’s performance and her radiance (took a peek at her Facebook Wall…hehe), it’s a cinch she’ll captivate us as a comedienne.
Having previously appeared in Fox’s “Happy Hour” as the inviting Amanda Pennington, her focus has always been on making people laugh. Guest roles in shows including “The Exes”, “Hawthorne” and “How I Met Your Mother” has already seen her fulfill her potential to be both funny and affecting. Indeed, she previously won an Award Citation honoring her excellence on the Chicago theater scene and her work on TV is constantly splendid. When one glances at BETH, one finds a bubbly, confident talent who enjoys her craft and whose sunny social graces is headed for a succession of fondness.