The most stunning women are sizzling our world more than ever on TV and all eyes will be fixated on the bewitching Angie Patterson who exudes a dazzling presence this week. Angie stars as Paula Barbieri in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, the former model/actress anointed as ‘The Other Woman’ who reportedly was with him before the murder of soap-operatic proportions. To this day, Paula maintains that she believes O.J. to be innocent so for audiences to get to delve into the psyche of this compelling woman as fleshed out by Angie calls for avid engrossment.
Here’s the interview with the gorgeous Angie Patterson:
1. Can you give us a tease about your role as Paula Barbieri in “American Crime Story” and what was the experience like working on the TV show?
American Crime Story has been the most exciting experience in my career so far. Working with Ryan Murphy and his team was definitely on my acting bucket list. It was so fun to play a real person in an event that is such a huge part of American culture.
2. “American Crime Story” is a companion series to “American Horror Story” which already sounds intriguing. Did you get to work with Sarah Paulson, John Travolta and Cuba Gooding Jr. ? Which actor or actress would you most love to work with in the future?
I did get to work with Cuba Gooding, Jr., who was so funny and so committed to his role as OJ; David Schwimmer, who was very generous as an acting partner; and John Travolta, who was just such a presence, and incredibly kind. I didn’t have any scenes with Sarah Paulson, but I wish I did! She is incredible to watch. Maybe someday. Chris Cooper is another actor I’ve always wanted to work with. He’s incredible.
3. This is the golden era of television where an array of strong female characters have been introduced. Why do you think there’s been this amazing shift to tell female centered stories and what has been you most memorable role to date?
I think this shift is happening because… it has to! It’s about time. Women have so much to offer creatively, and there are so many strong female roles that have yet to be seen. I feel really lucky to be part of the industry at a time when such an important change is happening.
My most memorable role so far has been playing Paula Barbieri in ACS. I read her memoir, The Other Woman, so I could gather as much information as possible about who she was and her relationship with OJ. It was really important to me to portray her accurately. At the time of the trial, the media portrayed her in an unfavorable way, and she’s actually a very smart, compassionate, reserved woman.
4. In your opinion, are distinctive beauty, the talent to stir hearts or the ability to connect with audiences important as an entertainer?
Hands down, for me, most important is connecting with the audience. If I can connect and make them feel or experience something they need to feel, or help open their mind, or just get lost in the make-believe, then I’ve done my job.
5. What are your upcoming projects and what can audiences look forward to seeing from your upcoming onscreen endeavours?
I just wrapped on a short film called Moctress that I wrote, produced, and co-directed. I’ve submitted it to a few film festivals, and it was just accepted into the Womens Independent Film Festival and the Hollywood Shorts Festival, which is super exciting. Right now I’m working on developing it into a TV series. After that, I’d love to work on some comedy!
Angie’s Twitter: @Moctress
Angie’s Instagram: @officialangiepatterson