Viewers are going to be in love with the heavenly women of TV in 2013 and JACKIE JOYNER ranks as an all-round cutie among the bevy of beauties. If you’ve seen her demo reel via the JACKIE JOYNER OFFICIAL SITE, you’ll be fascinated by her high-pitched, quirky voice. This endearing trait of hers makes her remarkable in a special way and reminiscent of say “Glee” actress Jayma Mays. Jackie herself is looking to enthrall as she’s guest-starring in the 13th episode of “The New Normal” entitled ‘Stay-At-Home Dad’ premiering 15th Jan after the festive break. She recounts her experience working on “The New Normal” as the best ever and credits actor Andrew Rannells as one of the nicest she’s ever had the pleasure of working with. He went the distance to ensure all actors on set got what they needed, revealing a chivalrous side of the industry. Hope I get to work alongside such benevolent people one day…:)
It’s no wonder JACKIE has the irrepressible smile and the fact she loves what I’m doing with the advent of this tribute to actresses is so amiable of her. She does feel blessed to be doing what she’s passionate about and her positivity is awe-inspiring. Have a look at her other credits which include appearances in “iCarly”, “In Plain Sight” and as a therapist on the web series “Youthful Daze”. Personality counts a great deal and JACKIE has one that’s both radiant and comely. Her easy-going, accessibility would be of great appeal to our hearts and minds.
SHANLEY CASWELL is the very fetching Star of groundbreaking “Detention” which transcends being just a smart teen horror film and stands on its own two feet as a genre-bending master class. If it created a huge buzz at SXSW this year as well as constantly receiving rave reviews on the internet, the intelligent slasher is expected to shine at the SIFF Film Festival 2011 as will it’s endearing female lead SHANLEY. I’m enraptured with her kindness for doing this interview at such short notice, a reflection of her appealing accessibility that’s truly charming. Already being praised as a female version of John Cusack and spoken highly of as the stirring centerpiece of “Detention”, admiration for her is rapidly growing.
In the throes of the psychedelic pace, pop culture references and riveting sci-fi cum slasher elements of “Detention”, SHANLEY is a standout as RILEY, the human touch amid the chaos. She captures the trepidation of youth, the foreboding of terror and the thrilling face offs with the movie’s villain impeccably. Even at 18, SHANLEY has shown she is adept at delivering a solidly authentic performance which could prove to be her launchpad as a Teen Idol.
Have a good read as SHANLEY lets us in on what’s it like being the female lead of a fascinating horror film, her grueling yet fun moments during the making of “Detention” and why she has the hots for Simon Baker after working with him on “The Mentalist”.
SHANLEY CASWELL TAKES A STAB AT THE QUESTIONS
1. Hi Shanley.You’re possibly the Final Girl in “Detention”. What’s it like being the leading lady of the slasher and playing a character that’s an outsider going through teen angst?
A: At first signing on to do Detention was exhilarating. The script was so interesting and like nothing I had ever heard about that I had to do it. Riley is a character that is a lot like any normal teenage girl: pop culture oriented, embarrassed, tormented, self centered, and opinionated.
I’ve been through all of these things growing up, like most teenagers, so it was easy to relate to her “my life is ruined” mentality. Now on the note of being the leading lady; that scared the crap out of me. Especially with working with Dane Cook, Josh Hutcherson, and Joseph Kahn all people whom I highly admire.
2. Inevitable comparisons are going to be drawn between “Detention” and the “Scream” Franchise. Can you tell us how different is your heroine Riley as opposed to Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott?
A: Detention has a different feel than Scream. It’s more fun and relatable to people my age in my generation. Scream was the old generations meta comedy-horror, Detention will appeal to teenagers now-a-days. That goes for Riley’s character too.
3. There’s a scene in “Detention”, reminiscent of “The Breakfast Club” (the film that made a tremendous impact) albeit more in line with the reality of youth today. As a teenager yourself, what do you think are the movie/movies that define your generation?
A: “Superbad”, “The Hangover” and “The Social Network” are three that come to my mind. “Superbad” and “The Hangover” are ones that we see everywhere today with quotes and clothing. “The Social Network” is one that will never be forgotten because of the event that it’s about. Facebook and social networking have defined our generation.
4. You do a lot of running trying your utmost to escape from the serial killer. How physically demanding were those scenes and what were your favorite moments from the film?
A: I actually trained before we started filming for the stunt work and the dance scenes. I had to fall a lot so I was taught how to fall properly without getting hurt. The hanging scene was the hardest because I was in a harness for about 6 to 8 hours and hanging for about 4 to 5.
I had bruises from the straps and had motion sickness by wrap time. My favorite scene to film was probably the skateboarding scene. They set up this cool contraption where the skateboard was connected to the camera so we could actually skate and and do the scene. Those were fun.
5. Just read that your first major role was on Hallmark in “Mending Fences” as a gothic teen with a sarcastic side, a complete opposite to your bubbly disposition. Why do you think actresses much prefer essaying the darker roles?
A: I think there’s a lot more complexity to playing darker roles. I’ve definitely played my fair share of bubbly roles though. I would do it more often but unfortunately some people don’t think that I have a very “bubbly” face all the time. And I……I’m also very sarcastic which turns some people off.
6. There’s plenty of haters out there unlike me of course who shows the love for actresses on a daily basis…:):) How do you deal with the critics even at your tender age?
A: I’ve been very lucky so far to not have any critics. If I did I’m pretty good at taking things in thinking about them logically, then forgetting about them later.
7.From “Bones” and “The Mentalist to “The Middle”, you’ve been gracing quite a number of TV Shows. Who has been your favorite actor and why?
A: To work with? Simon Baker form The Mentalist. He is so cool and suave. He’s got a way of making everyone smile and feel special. Plus he’s got an Australian accent! How could I not be in love with him.
8. You once said the uncertainty of the acting industry gives you a thrill. What would be your dream role?
A: My dream role is always changing. At the moment I’d love to be some badass assassin or something. I’m really into stunt heavy movies right now. I feed off of adrenaline on set, the more adrenaline I have the more focused I am and the more work I get done.
9. In Tinseltown, teen actresses are regularly in demand more so this past year so what’s next for Shanley Caswell?
A: I have no idea what’s next. The thrill of this industry is why I love it. I’m not working on anything right now but next month I could be in France filming a miniseries. You have to learn to go with the flow. Right now I’m focusing on school and studying Kinesiology.
10. Tell us the one thing that nobody will ever guess about you.
A: I love rock climbing and bungee jumping.
Thanks again for the support and the awesome questions!
Her movie star looks complete with luscious blue eyes and a drop-dead gorgeous figure clearly affirms actress/stuntwoman JASI COTTON LANIER as one of the sexiest ladies on this planet! She’s also a highly sought after pin-up model ever since her bikini days having captivated in a variety of mediums. JASI has doubled for Jennette McCurdy on “iCarly” as well as “SAW” alum Shawnee Smith in some gnarly fight scenes and is currently doing stunt work on television in popular shows “The Mentalist” and “Castle”. Unfazed by the dangers she faces on a daily basis, the commitment she shows to her craft is thrillingly stellar.
Besides her obvious sex appeal and physical allure, JASI has accumulated many a fan thanks to her gregarious nature. After I approached her for this interview, she kindly reciprocated by answering them in full even with her busy filming schedule. Here JASI gives us a taste of her exciting endeavors by telling us why she’s a whiz at fire eating and how she once “Punked” an actor by making him think she was injured for real!
Find out more about this accomplished performer at the JASI LANIER OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
10 QUESTIONS WITH RAVISHING JASI COTTON LANIER
1. How tough is it to be a stunt performer and has there been due recognition for the work that you do?
A: It is a very tough but rewarding job. I really love what I do.
2. What are your daily rituals to keep in shape and is there any special diet involved?
A: Well I train in kung fu, kickboxing, tai chi and gymnastics. I do lots of abs/ core, kicks, and squats. I use hand weights. I also incorporate some plyometrics to my workout.
I keep an active lifestyle, which is easy to do here in Los Angeles. I love to roller skate, hike, rock climb, hula-hoop, do yoga and always down to try a new fitness class.
I in general eat clean. My general diet in high protein, low carb/sugar but I allow for a few cheat meals unless I am dieting down for a shoot. I drink lots of water and have good supplements (Superfoods, amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids etc.) I don’t eat processed foods, smoke, or do drugs.
3. Which actresses have you doubled for and can you tell us one memorable experience?
A: I have doubled for Jennette McCurdy on iCarly, Rachel Harris, Shannon Woodward on Raising Hope, Shawnee Smith to name a few. In the movie Insanitarium, I was one of the zombies that were attacking some of the main actors; I had to jump on Jesse Metcalf’s back, get thrown around and such. At one point, one of the main actors had to slam me around in the cafeteria and push me to the ground. The actor (male) was nervous about really going for it. The director and stunt coordinator told him “ don’t hold back. She is a stuntgirl. Really throw her down.”
So we go to do a take and he really goes for it and I “sell out” (make myself look like I hit the ground very hard and am really hurt.) The director yells, “ Cut.” And whispers to me to stay down like I got hurt for real. So I lie on the ground, groaning like I am in pain. The actor started to look scared and freak out thinking he had hurt a girl. We had him going for a bit and then I popped up unharmed and the whole crew had a good laugh about it. Needless to say, the actor was relieved that he didn’t hurt me.
4. Stuntwork can be hazardous as a Taiwanese singer was badly burnt on set and Natalie Mendoza suffered a concussion during the Broadway production of Spiderman. Has there been any near misses for you?
A: I’ve been in some hairy situations but have been lucky to only have had some stitches, small burns, scraps and bruises thus far.
5. You were Scream Queen of the month in June 2002 which is amazing! What do you like best about being a horror actress?
A: I actually haven’t “ Acted “ in a horror film in years but have got to do stunts in many over the past 5 years. I love horror films. There are so many fun characters and creatures to play.
6. Having been in a substantial number of films, how has the landscape change for female performers and are there better opportunities now?
A: I’m a SAG Stuntwoman/ actress.
As far as mainstream, it is getting better but we still have a long way to go. I’d love to see more character and action roles for women, not just a token one or two. Also we still only get about 5% of the stunt jobs, so I would love to see women progress in that realm as well.
Women need to continue to up their skills as stunt performers and get into more coordinating/ 2nd unit directing positions for that to change. For acting, women have to continue to write, produce and direct more. Take the initiative.
7. I read that you were a fire performer. Will you be able to divulge a little on the secrets of fire eating?
A: There are no secrets. It is based on science. Manipulating the fire by the shape of your mouth or cutting off the air to the torch. It is very dangerous but I have been eating fire for 15 years so it is like second nature to me.
8. Thanks to your Russian roots and the fact that you were in a bikini contest, you’re one of the most alluring women in the industry but in your opinion, what really defines sexiness?
A: Confidence, I believe is what makes someone sexy. Sexiness is something that exudes from the inside out. That and being comfortable in your skin, not only physically but the root of who you are as a person.
9. What would be your dream role and which actor would you want to star with?
A: My dream role would be getting to play a lead heroine or villain in a martial arts action film. I would love to star with Michelle Yeoh. It would be dreamy to do a fight scene with her.
As far as stunts, I have always wanted to flip a car. I definitely hope to progress into car stunts as I continue my career
10. Finally, how ferocious is Jasi Cotton Lanier and can she really give us a good belting on or off camera?
A: I am not really ferocious but on camera I can be very convincingly tough. Off camera, well, lets just say I can defend myself if needed. J
Why She’s A Cutie: With the phrase ‘PRETTY’ in her name, it’s destined that Jennifer Prettyman would become one of the most attractive indie performers. When i laid eyes on her for the first time, i was immediately fascinated with her ethereal beauty and immaculate long hair. Her professionalism and drive is second to none always looking at how she can improve the role she undertakes. She kind of reminds me of actress Patricia Clarkson; Jennifer being herself an exceptionally affecting presence on camera, effortlessly building a connection with audiences via her acting flair.
Why She’s A Cutie: Her impressive work as a homeless teen musician on the drama “Black & Blue” proves just how amazing a character actress she is. With her being a singer/songwriter as well, Carolina Hoyos is fast becoming a face to watch and how can we forget her stunning smile and those lusciously exotic features. Don’t forget to catch the short film “Crashettes” (above) as Carolina shows us that she can be sensual and funny, what with her kissing the feet of another woman in the bathtub and eventually being told to clean up the VAGINA DIRT!!!!
Why She’s A Cutie: If you are irresistibly drawn to the knockout that is Priscilla Poland, it’s most definitely a good thing! I’m stoked that she’s the very first actress from UTAH that I corresponded with on Facebook and she’s become a firm favorite ever since. Why isn’t she on “Big Love”? Priscilla is a flawlessly, angelic honey and would be so fitting in the Mormon-themed TV Series. When she’s not sizzling up the film world, Priscilla oversees her business J’adore Photography™……now wouldn’t you want to be on a photo shoot with such a stunning lady!
Why She’s A Cutie: Journalist, Entertainment Host, Actress and Social Media Chick; that’s Jessica Radloff in a nutshell but believe me she’s so much more. Jessica hosts specials for the TV GUIDE Network, is a celebrity whiz for Celebuzz/Buzznet.com and currently a writer for The Huffington Post. She’s also interviewed playboy model Brande Roderick and reality star “Bachelorette” Jen Schefft..wow! With her radiant smile and genial personality, it’s no wonder she was named St Louis Magazine’s Top, Hottest Singles of 2007 and now in 2011, she remains just as desirable.
Why She’s A Cutie Now here’s a lady who needs no introduction because if you’ve been touch by her infectious, bubbly spirit, you’ll keep desiring Mary Pascoe for a long time to come…:) She’s akin to an entertainment sweetheart be it as the lesbian dragger in “Queerantine!”, the parody of “Quarantine” or as lead vocal for her indie-folk band Raging Peanuts; she’s such a colorful person! It culminated in her band performing at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, California and you can see that experience (above). Let it be known I adore this ravishing redhead to bits..:)
Why She’s A Cutie: Elegant and vivacious, Erica Mer continues to delight in everything she does and she will always be unforgettable for sending me a collection of her priceless autographs. Already she’s made her mark by starring opposite Steve Carell in “The Office” and Miranda Cosgrove in “iCarly”; isn’t it time they have her as a leading lady of her very own show! Hats off to her for being so accomplished; Besides her acting gigs, she also has an online series “Thespian Thoughts” showcasing the best in theater. A natural on camera, I would definitely love to be a fed a steady stream of Erica Mer.
Why She’s A Cutie: Her outspokenness is one of the standout qualities that i love about sexy actress/model Malin Bergman. Never once to mince her words when she observes the flaws of the industry she’s in, there’s nothing fake about her at all. A genuinely, engaging performer that captivates be it in person and every media platform she’s been assigned to grace. Easily one of the most gorgeous women in the world, she more than complements her alluring features by being ever so pleasant and I’ve been one of those touched by her kindheartedness.
RACHAEL LEE MAGILL
Why She’s A Cutie: Why aren’t more people writing about the cutie that is Rachael Lee Magill? That’s where i come in to let the world know of this irrepressibly charming young lady. She’s so appealing I could watch her all day….:) The perky actress was in the babe fest that was “The Initation of Sarah” about a coven of witches and she has also appeared alongside “Twilight” Siren Ashley Greene in the romantic indie flick “Skateland”. One might be tempted to label Rachael the upcoming talent with the girl-next-door looks but bear in mind her likability factor will always be memorable.
Why She’s A Cutie: She’s every bit as beautiful on screen as she is in person and it’s a pleasure to be a fan of young starlet Brittany Belt. The lovely brunette should be remembered as the intern Kayla who has an affair with a talk show host in Season 2 of the TV series “Castle” (watch the clip above). She already has an impeccable poise even in her tender years. The more I see Brittany work her magic in the features she’s done, the more gorgeous she gets with each performance. It’s so wonderful in this era to be able to appreciate her dazzling self on a wide screen TV no less.
Why She’s A Cutie: In the tradition of adorable blonde bombshells, it’s easy to fathom why Jessica Kiper is on this cutie list or any other list for that matter. Often affectionately called by her nickname ‘Sugar’, there’s a whole lot of sweetness in that delicious package we know she has. Channeling the pin-up doll persona we can’t get enough of, she was a scene stealer in “Sex and Death 101″ when she went out of her way to seduce ‘Mr Mentalist’ himself Simon Baker. Hey if she could enticed him then I can clearly see why viewers want more of this delectable blonde.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: Make sure you savor every minute of “Lure” because the film’s star Jessica Sonneborn is every bit as stunning on camera as she is in real life. In a fascinating movie choked full of young, nubile hotties, Jessica is strikingly expressive as the heroine and is a definite face to watch…she’s brimming with sensuality. The indie thriller doesn’t resort to excessive gore instead riding on the strong performances of its diverse group of leading ladies. A glamorously enticing talent growing in stature as a writer and producer, she’s also one of four headliners of the upcoming “The Witches Of OZ 3D” that includes Eliza Swenson, Paulie Rojas and Noel Thurman.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: She may mesmerize and delight but I’ll have you know Kimber Leigh is one of the most personable actresses you can ever hope to be in contact with. Her sexiness is without question as her modeling shots showcase just how alluringly photogenic she is. When i heard Kimber Leigh was cast in the lead of the independent feature film, “Serial Blondes”, i rubbed my hands with glee! With its premise of dark comedy and elements of a deep erotic thriller, you know Kimber will use her vast depth in fleshing out the evil, malicious persona of her character.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: I swear Betsy Rue plays characters with The Best Names ever seen on film, TV and the web. From Misty Dawn to Holly WoodLove and even being Ginger Fox on the seemingly innocent Nickelodean hit iCarly, she is always memorable. Thanks to her gutsy topless scene in “My Bloody Valentine which stretched for 7 minutes plus saucy turns in “Halloween II” and “Groupie”, she effortlessly takes the mantle of blondes with huge sex appeal. Betsy is the modern day equivalent of starlets of yesteryear Jayne Mansfield and Jean Harlow and even sizzles on the web in the new series “Fake It Till You Make It” opposite ‘Urkel’ Jaleel White!
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: It’s fitting that Anya Benton continues to heat up my blog as her flawless Eastern European charms keep us coming back for more. The Moscow-born model/actress has four features in 2011 that would no doubt garner her a big following but i adore that Anya delves into independent flicks once in a while. I can say I’m attenuated to her sexy good looks as she illuminates every scene she’s in. Her diligent work ethic also adds to every sinew of sexiness she possesses. You’ll be quickly captivated by this lithesome blue-eyed blonde…..didn’t you catch her in the bra and panties made of nachos in her amazing reel on Youtube!
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: Audiences were treated to a visual spectacle in “District 9″ and the emergence of luscious South African starlet Vanessa Haywood. Besides being the leading lady of the critically acclaimed film, she already has an international modeling career and made FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women List proving this ELLE Magazine Cover Girl is coveted worldwide. Fanboys will be glad to know that she’s starring alongside Busty Brit Gemma Atkinson in “The Sweet Shop”…2 Blonde pin-ups in 1 movie will be absolutely yummy and we already know Vanessa is irresistible!
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: Truly one of my fav actresses in the whole wide world, buxom Jillie Reil has the face of an angel and the body of a goddess. Every single photo I’ve seen of her is immaculate and her bubbly, playful personality is a hugely attractive trait. I’m blessed that I own a most priceless collection of photos that showcases just how tempting a performer she is! Make sure you don’t miss JILLIE as the sex kitten Cheryl in the comedy “Hole In One”. She is the reason why the word hot was invented and it’s a thrill to be bewitched by her unforgettable seductiveness.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: I’m stoked that Suzi Lorraine writes the “Diary of A Scream Queen” column for popular magazine GOREZONE which i now buy religiously. It means i get my monthly dose of this blonde bombshell whose work in the horror genre has been astounding throughout her career. Recognizable globally, the drool worthy Scream Queen has a portfolio of spreads that will sizzle your world! It’s nice to see she also has Asia in mind as she is the creative brains behind the creepy devil infant goes on a killing spree Asian themed thriller “Won Ton Baby”.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: Darcy Fowers surely became the fantasy gal of every red blooded male after her steamy performance in “Messengers 2″ that demanded repeated viewings. She also recently graced the popular series “Entourage” alongside teen heartthrob Zac Efron….wow! Flawless from head to toe, this cutie oozes that frisky charisma yet she’s as positively demure as can be. After seeing the absorbing trailer for “Rift” (above), Darcy has the hallmarks of a very foxy lead that’s just as comfortable playing fearless or as a seductress as she so excellently portrayed in “Messengers 2″.
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: A sex symbol list would never be complete if it doesn’t have a Canadian Vixen adorning it and curvy Sima Fisher rightly belongs in this esteemed group of sexy ladies. Her creative pursuits goes beyond the realm of acting having shined in painting, singing, dancing, poetry and story writing. She was in a recent episode of “Murdoch Mysteries” playing a murder victim and I remembered the hero of the series eyes transfixed on some alluring pictures of her character. Well you would to if you’ve seen her bewitching beauty in all its glory!
Why She’s A Sex Symbol: If we haven’t got over Xtina’s burlesque thrills and spills, let me introduce the original Showgirl Rena Riffel…she did danced up a storm with CSI Miami’s Elizabeth Berkeley. No prizes for guessing that she might be working on her own SHOWGIRLS follow-up feature film! With her multi-talented skills in the industry and her Sex Bomb status, she’s been a dazzler in every film she’s done, be it horror, drama, comedy and even Czechploitation! With one of the most voluptuous derriers in the business, she will remain a tempting figure for a long time to come.
Let me reinforce how awesome and awe-inspiring actress ERICA MER is. Success has certainly come for this young starlet with a co-star role in Steve Carrell’s comedy series ‘THE OFFICE’ and is a recurring character on ‘ICARLY’ opposite none other than JACK BLACK. The attribute that most certainly stood out for me is she’s so congenial to fans including lucky me and yet again she keeps in wonderment! Sending me another 3 autographed photos, my collection of everything ERICA MER has now grown and so i would like to honor her today. Make sure you do the same by catching up with her at the ERICA MER OFFICIAL SITE.
Her on-line review show THESPIAN THOUGHTS sees her hosting and appraising the latest in theater productions. Without a doubt ERICA is one of the sweetest performers in the entertainment business today. So here i am spreading the love and the name of ERICA MER to netizens worldwide. Let this youthful, mesmerizing beauty into your lives as i have done….:)