There’s just something magnetic about Canadian actresses and Jennifer Copping has been captivating hearts from the very start. In fact, she’s an award-winning actress, having won the prestigious Leo Award ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture’ for “Becoming Redwood”. She essayed Jade with a complexity that showcases her great talent to amaze us on a connective level. The choices she makes for her estranged 11-year old child Redwood will have long term implications and it’s those personal facets of the character which Jennifer assumes with such resonance. In 2014, she’s already guest-starred on two fascinating shows that couldn’t be any more different. First is her role as Matilda in “When Calls The Heart”, the mother to Bo, a boy with learning difficulties whom leading lady Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) tries to help. Her performance has been called special thanks to her heartfelt portrayal of a woman with the burden of the world on her shoulders. “Motive” is the second series where she makes an appearance as yet another conflicted character, this time the mother of a teen who has some deadly secrets. Jennifer does thread the full spectrum of emotions as Sara in the face of her family’s dirty laundry being exposed. The episode “Dead End” just aired recently and it’s a must watch in what is another riveting season of “Motive”.
Reticent intensity is what Jennifer has tried to infuse in her roles and hopefully she gets her own show so that viewers can be glued to her week in, week out. As a fan, I’m blessed to be in contact with Jennifer, who should be anointed a star in her own right and I can’t wait to do an online interview with her soon. Sometimes discovering more about an actress by degrees is most rewarding especially when she’s the affable and radiant Jennifer Copping.