Actress Spotlight: Jennifer Lafleur


Stirringly wonderful indie sweetheart Jennifer Lafluer will be very much in the public eye with her prominence this week on both film and television. At the Sun Valley Film Festival, she is appearing in 2 features namely “Mad” and “Carbon” where she’ll be seen as strikingly riveting in both. Come March 6th, she’s following it up by guest-starring in the new Showtime drama series “Billions”. A face on the way to the pinnacle of the indie genre, admiration is certain to come her way as she’s a genuine talent and thoroughly relatable. In “Mad”, she showcases an absorbing, multi-faceted performance as Connie, a woman whose mother (Maryann Plunkett) suffers a nervous breakdown but at the same time has some insecurities that could just push her off the edge. This manifests in her aloofness towards her mother’s condition as well as around her sister Casey (Eilis Cahill) and while we might want to paint her as insensitive, she has her redemptive qualities. This duality of grey is essayed brilliantly by the accomplished Jennifer who also happens to be a prodigious filmmaker.

She’s also the leading lady of the sci-fi short “Carbon” which is having its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival too. The premise where she’s a sheep rancher whose peaceful existence may just unravel with the arrival of a stranger sets up for an unsettling suspense. On television expect Jennifer to flash her effervescent smile alongside Paul Giamatii in the episode “The Punch” on “Billions” which is a monster of a hit breaking the Showtime Premiere record. Having already graced prestigious festivals such as Sundance and Dances With Films, Jennifer is shaping to be a perennial enchanter.

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