MY INTERVIEW WITH JILLIAN CLARE
First off, congratulations on directing “To the Beat”. What was that like?
It was so much fun! I was definitely a little nervous, this being my first time directing, but once I got my feet in the water, it was a blast! I loved it so much and I can’t wait to be behind the camera again!
When was that moment that made you realized you wanted to become an actor?
When I was very little, six or seven, I had a touring one woman production up in the Pacific North West, where I’m from. It was a thirteen song show, and I did it because I loved singing. A talent scout saw one of my shows and asked my parents if I’d ever considered acting, and of course Didn’t really know what that was. So I took an acting class, and that was it. I knew right then and there that I’d be doing this for the rest of my life.
Is there anyone in the future you would like to work with that you haven’t?
Oh man….that is a VERY long list. I’d love to work with the Duplass brothers, Greta Gerwig, Darren Aronofsky, Kate Winslet, Robert Downey Jr., Natalie Portman, John Cusack, Tom Hanks, Shonda Rhimes, Baz Luhrmann, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese…the list really just goes on for a mile. I’m so inspired by so many people in our industry. I can’t wait to be able to work with the people I’ve looked up to for so long.
Any projects in the works?
My new film :Pretty Broken” is set to premiere at The Newport Beach Film Festival! From there, it’ll go to other festivals until distribution! I just signed on to star and produce a new film called “Roasted”! It’ll be my first lead role in a romantic comedy, which is super exciting! I have a few other scripts in development as well.
What shows are you watching these days?
Everything! I mean, major binge watcher. If there’s a new show on Netflix, I binge it within a week of it’s release. I like to stay in the know and see what others are creating! But the show I’ve watching since season one that is still on is Grey’s Anatomy. Can’t stop watching that show!
I am so excited for Ladies of the Lake season two. What can we expect?
A lot of surprises! This year starts off with a major bang and it only gets crazier from there! The new cast members were so much fun and really brought it! The overall feel and style has changed too - it’s darker and more cinematic. I can’t wait for it to be released!