A Woman You Should Meet: Allison McAtee
Actress Allison McAtee is great under pressure. Sure, she had to submit an audition tape for her role on OWN’s The Have and the Have Nots in under a day and audition again on stage in front of the show’s creator, writer and producer Tyler Perry. But those facts only seem intimidating before you find out that she shoots an episode A DAY! We talked to the beautiful McAtee about her crazy shooting schedule, finally ageing into her characters and soap operas. Sorry, we couldn’t help it.
A Woman You Should Meet: Grace Gealey
It’s no surprise that Empire, a musical drama about record label Empire Enterprise, is a huge hit. The show is a BTS look at a company run by Terrence Howard’s Lucious Lyons, a former drug dealer and rapper, and his fresh-out-of-prision ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). What’s not to love? The beautiful Grace Gealey plays Anika Calhoun, head of A&R (artists & repertoire), and Howard’s love interest. We spoke to the actress about her starving artist days, that wardrobe and being a badass woman in a man’s world.
A Woman You Should Meet: Hayley Hasselhoff
You never know what you’re going to get when you interview a model. Fortunately for me, talking with Hayley Hasselhoff (yes, daughter of David) proved to be a joy from the moment she boisterously asked how I was doing. Once we moved her excitement past my wellbeing, Hasselhoff chatted about being a plus-size model, the state of the industry and the best advice she ever got from dear ol’ dad.
A Woman You Should Meet: Elicia MacKenzie
Auditions are tough to begin with. Singing and acting your heart out in front of strangers on an empty stage in a process that might have to be repeated over and over. To stage actress Elicia MacKenzie, that kind of audition is no sweat. In fact, in order to win the role of Maria in The Sound of Music, MacKenzie had to take part in the 2008 CBC reality series How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? a reality show aimed at finding the next stage star. Now, she’s preparing for her role in Cannibal! The Musical, another show from the mind of Southpark’s Trey Parker. MacKenzie took a break from rehearsals to talk about winning a reality show, rehearsing for 12 hours a day and a Trey Parker-level of gore.
A Woman You Should Meet: Eden Grinshpan
Full disclosure: I am a Food Network junkie. I can watch that channel for hours, days, months on end. So when Chopped Canada’s newest judge Eden Grinshpan became available for an interview, I jumped at the chance. Plus, she’s a total knockout. Everyone wins. Gearing up for the new season, Grinshpan was able to take a few minutes to talk about her travels, pigs heads and her incredible love of cooking: “I’ve always had an obsession with butter.”
The Best of A Woman You Should Meet
We know how much everyone likes a good end-of-year roundup. We also know how much everyone likes pictures of gorgeous women. In an effort to please the masses, we’ve rounded up the best advice given to us from a year’s worth of A Woman You Should Meet Q&A’s. Our favourite women let us know their thoughts on everything from travel, life and, of course, men. Read, look and learn.
A Woman You Should Meet: Evelyne Brochu
Since making the move from French films to English projects, the bilingual Evelyne Brochu has found herself playing some seriously strong women. First as scientist Dr. Delphine Cormier on Orphan Black and now as a 1940s undercover agent on her new show X Company. We caught up with the Quebec native to chat about her stunts, learning German and being a total kickass woman.
The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Runway Rundown
The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Runway Show aired last night and we’re just tickled to be putting together this rundown for those who missed it…and many who didn’t miss it.