Celebrating Degrassi: Chelsea Clark

Season 2 of Degrassi: Next Class premiered on Netflix just a few weeks ago. In honor of my love for the iconic hit Canadian series, I decided to reach out to some of the cast. The first cast member is Chelsea Clark. She plays the lovely and confident yet manipulative Esme Song. Check out our little chat.

chelsea clark

So you just finished up high school this year and that included the big prom. How was prom? 

Prom was super great! It was a nice intimate venue and everyone really got together and looked great as our one last hurrah.

Esme was such a negative influence on Miles but a really interesting character. What should we expect from Esme moving forward?

We can expect to see sides of her that are really different than the first two seasons. Her interactions with the other characters will be most interesting.

Question from Twitter user @DegrassiFeels: If you could write an episode about your character, what would you make your character do?

I would want to write a scene of her interacting with her family or no family we don’t know! Also crazy stunts would be AWESOME (Scuba diving, bungee jumping, the whole shebang.

If you could swap places with any of the characters that attend Degrassi, who would you swap with?

I’d swap with any of the Hollingsworth family members. They’re great characters AND get a pool!

If you could have a super power what would it be?

Breathe underwater

What’s one of your biggest/weirdest fears?

I’m terrified of rodents

What would be a good theme song for your life?

I don’t care if it doesn’t fit but I’d love for it to be the 6teen theme song

Degrassi: Next Class is streaming on Netflix or check your local listings. You can also catch previous installments from Degrassi’s 30+ year history through various media. It will be worth your investment.

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10-23-16

To my loyal readers. I am back! I will continue to do what I do best and that is bring you great interviews. 10-23-16 will leave millions of people speechless. If you’re not sure what I am referring to, just check out the trailer below that was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con.

Degrassi: Next Class Trailer

I can not wait for this! Degrassi: Next Class is coming and here comes the binge watching. This will be the true way to experience Degrassi, and hopefully this changes the course of Degrassi for years to come.This installment will feature some more diverse and unique characters.

Degrassi: Next Class” is approaching soon. It premieres Jan. 15 on Netflix, with 20 episodes available to stream.

Captain America: Civil War Official Trailer

“The Civil War begins”

With a bunch of characters giving us the feel of another “Avengers” type of film, Captain America: Civil War pits Captain America and Iron Man on two separate sides of the Superhero Registration Act. I recommend that you guys not only read the Civil War comic series, but also check out the video game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Although this game came out back in 2009, it allows you to eventually play out this major “politically” based storyline. The memories I have of that game are fantastic! The epic film releases May 6, 2016. Check out the official trailer.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Mid-Season Finale

If you can’t tell from my Twitter feed, I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. This is a major understatement. I love the comics, games, and the television series (feel free to donate Walking Dead items to me). On Sunday, November 29, the Mid-Season Finale will be upon us. If you’re a reader of the comics, you know what to expect as far as the major plot is concerned. I have been waiting for this moment all season long. This episode will shape the landscape of the entire series from here on out. Check out the sneak peek below. I’m also including the promo for Sunday’s episode. Do not pay attention to what the promo is saying in regards to the airing date. The MSF will not air until this Sunday.

Interview w/ Z Nation’s Pisay Pao

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

The Syfy series, “Z Nation” returns tonight with the premiere of season 2. To ring in the new season, I had the opportunity to interview Pisay Pao, who plays Cassandra.

Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself?

Yes. I was born in Thailand but I have lived most of my life in Seattle, Washington where I got to spend a lot of time outside in nature, being imaginative or inside doing something creative like dancing or painting. When I say those things out loud it, sounds pretty normal but I actually felt really different growing up. I do not know if it was because of my background or just wanting to separate myself from the crowd but I think that is what pushed me into acting and pushed me towards the role of Cassandra. From the very beginning I felt and knew she was going to be a unique character to play.

What is it like on set not only when the cameras are rolling but also while they are off?

It is honestly a mix bag. I think that is why I love being on set so much. You never know what to expect but it is usually the funniest, most magical, unbelievable moments. Like when Anastasia and Nat start singing Whitney Houston in the makeup trailer or when we are shooting on a farm with kittens and they are all running away from the zombies on set. Those moments make up for the long and sometimes frustrating days – like when we lose power for 3 days in a row because of thunderstorms. The cast and crew are completely passionate and professional about their work though -another reason why I love being on this set specifically.

What is a typical day of shooting an episode? How is it shooting in Spokane?

The only thing typical about shooting Z Nation is that it is at least a 12 hour day or more and that there is always zombies on set. Otherwise, there is nothing typical about the show or the way we shoot it. We move really fast and things are constantly changing. It definitely keeps us on our toes so I can not imagine how the audience feels. As far as Spokane goes, it has been amazing. I can not believe all the places we have substituted it for and people have been really gracious and welcoming.

What are some of your hobbies? Favorite places to shop and eat?

I love hiking, watching movies of course, cooking for friends and family, dancing, making stuff with my hands like, sewing my own costumes or writing letters to my fans with personalized stationery. I probably sound like a dork -which is good. Dorks are underrated. As far as favorite places to shop and eat? I live in both Seattle and LA, so that list could be very very long but here goes…

SEATTLE

Shopping: Nordstrom, Goodwill and any vintage stores. I love the flagship Nordstrom. The selection is unparalleled and I feel like the vintage stores here are the most reasonable priced I have seen compared to other metropolitan cities.I love mixing old with new.

Food: Momiji, Walrus and Carpenter, Il Corvo, Cafe Presse, Spinasse & Juice Box

LOS ANGELES:

Shopping: The Grove -it is an experience really. The downtown H&M and Abbott Kinney which is also an experience because it is the only place I know in LA where you can jaywalk and people don’t look at you like you are crazy or try to run you over.

Food: Pine & Crane, Sqirl, Gelina, Sugarfish, Alimento, & Bestia

For someone who has yet to see Z Nation, how would you describe the series?

Z Nation is about a group of survivors transporting the only known human to have survived a zombie bite from NY to a blood lab in California. That human is Murphy (played by the talented Keith Allan) who is a complete jerk (the character not the actor). Still we all somehow love him and we love killing zombies so we have a heck of a time finding thousands of different ways to do just that, like our infamous liberty bell scene. It’s a ton of fun.

For someone who has seen their fare share of movies and series within the zombie culture, what separates Z Nation from other programming?

I think the biggest thing that separates Z Nation from other shows is that it does not take itself too seriously. We make a lot of jokes and reference a lot of different parodies but the show never becomes a parody itself. People really care about the characters and the storyline.

Z Nation is on Netflix and season one can be binge-watched. What series out there have you binge-watched or would like to binge-watch?

I love Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and Gotham. I could not stop watching True Blood when it was on. I would totally binge watch The X-Files again. You are probably seeing a pattern here. I really dig the sci-fi/fantasy genre. I can not believe I am on a show on Syfy network!

What can fans expect from season two of Z Nation?

Bigger, better, badder. Seriously a lot more zombies, and zombie kills and a lot of new and interesting characters to mix up the group dynamic. Karl Schaefer (the show’s creator) never wants any of else to feel safe, which is very heartwarming.

If you weren’t acting, what is another profession you could see yourself doing?

I’d like to be an International spy. Either that or own a restaurant and write children’s books.

Thank you Pisay for your time, how can people find you and is there anything you’d like to say to our readers? Welcome to the Blended Family!

Thanks so much. Thank you for reading. I can not wait for people to see the new season. People can find me on Twitter or FB @pisaypao. Thank you Blended!

Will Smith’s “Concussion” Movie Trailer

As if the NFL and Roger Goodell didn’t already have enough issues to deal with. “Concussion”, starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson,  and Alec Baldwin is based off the 2009 GQ article, Game Brain. Head injuries will once again be at the forefront of the NFL as this film gets closer to its’ release date. The film will tell the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who discovers CTE in the brains of some NFL players, which later has life-ending effects. Roger Goodell and the NFL will receive a gift not anticipated as this film releases right on Christmas Day.