She might have those girl-next-door wiles, but Priscilla Faia has made a name for herself playing tough talkers and troublemakers. For three seasons, she starred as wildcard police officer Chloe Price on Rookie Blue. Now, the rising actress is set to play her most risqué role yet on the upcoming DirecTV comedy series You, Me, Her.
Dubbed “the first poly-romantic indie romantic comedy with a distinctive twist” — trying saying that 10 times fast — Faia plays Izzy, a paid escort who first threatens to break up a marriage, but winds up joining it. “I thought the script was so clever,” she says. “You watch the show and genuinely think to yourself ‘Holy shit, this could actually happen!’ It’s wild.”
In real life, Faia usually has her head in the clouds — or past them, actually. The B.C.-bred stunner is obsessed with space, and can often be found re-tweeting fellow Canadian Chris Hadfield’s posts about mountains on Pluto and the like. “I’m a total nerd when it comes to space,” she freely admits. “I’m always astounded by everything space-related. How can you not be? It’s so mind-blowing how small and insignificant Earth is compared to everything else out there.”
Between your characters Izzy the escort and Chloe the cop, whose life would you rather have?
I’m mad at you already! That’s not an easy question. I’m going to say Chloe. Being a police officer is tough but so rewarding. I got to do a ride-along with Toronto police before doing the show and it totally changed my perception about it. It’s cool and kind of badass. That answer actually surprises me. I thought it would have been Izzy.
Which reality show would you rather compete in?
I’m competitive, so I’d say The Amazing Race. That one would be so fun.
Would you rather spend a year alone in a deep sea submarine or on a space station?
Are you kidding? Do you actually have to ask? Space! All day, everyday.
If you had to celebrate one holiday every single day, which would it be?
I would say Halloween because I love dressing up, but that would be so excessive. That would be a lot of pressure to think up new outfits every day. This is a hard one. Can I pick Family Day?
Absolutely not, that’s a cop out.
You’re right, it is. I’m going to pick Easter because it’s family oriented and there aren’t too many annoying traditions that would get on your nerves. You’re just grateful all day. Oh no! I should have picked Thanksgiving! All the food. Oh well, I made my choice.
Would you rather redo four years of high school right now or go back in time and relive them?
Oh my god. I hate both of those. High school was the fucking worst. I’d redo them now because I would just tell people to fuck off if they bothered me. And because I know what actually matters in life now, I’d kill it.
Which of your senses would you rather live without?
Oh, this one is tough. I’m going to pick touch because the other ones are so much more important to me. Without a sense of smell, you can’t really taste. And I love music too much to choose my hearing. And my sight, god, we take it for granted so much. Yeah, touch for sure. I don’t even know what that would totally entail so…
Would you rather only eat sweet or spicy food for the rest of your life?
I would say spicy. I have a sweet tooth but so many bad things would come from it. You’d get big, you’d get diabetes…I’m taking these very seriously. I want sweet, of course, but it would be so bad.