Not all of Hopkins’ characters this year were villains. She was reporter Monica Stuart in five episodes of THE EXPANSE (above). And she was one of the most memorable characters of KILLJOYS‘ fourth season, the Scarback-turned-dominatrix Fairuza.
“I’ve never really played a villain before, so I kind of got to channel everything I’ve ever wanted to do and haven’t been able to do. Yeah, I think when you’re playing something that’s so different from you, you have a lot more room to play. In fact, I find it’s kind of easier to do than just playing a regular gal.”
—- Anna Hopkins (to Hidden Remote — May 2018)
2018 was a big year for Anna Hopkins. She appeared in ten episodes of SHADOWHUNTERS as Lilith, Adam’s first wife. Lilith is complex and fascinating, and the best dressed demon on television. The role got Hopkins a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of Choice TV Villain.
In Season Two of the CITY-TV drama BAD BLOOD, Hopkins is Teresa Langana, an entirely different sort of villain whose father is head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria. She is sent, along with her twin brother Christian, to Hamilton. Ontario to make the drug trade there more profitable. Teresa is an utterly ruthless corporate mobster whose only loyalties are to her brother and the bottom line. Hopkins described Teresa to A.R. Wilson of TV-eh as “…one of those characters who is really powerful but doesn’t really need to exert or show that power very often…but when things don’t go her way, I think the extremes she can go to are a little further than most of us.” The first season of BAD BLOOD is on Netflix worldwide. Season Two can be streamed on the CITY-TV website. Continue reading →
Kalinka Petrie (Brynn in “Necropolis Now“) will be Jeanne in the horror/comedy LA MALÉDICTION DE JONATHAN PLOURDE, the story of a 23 year-old designer who falls in love four times only to have each of his lovers die suddenly. Convinced that he is cursed, Jonathan (Félix-Antoine Duval) is determined to give up on romance, until a new employee named Jeanne enters his life. With the help of a co-worker who is well-schooled in unexplained phenomena, Jonathan tries to figure out how to have Jeanne in his life without putting her in danger. Petrie told Karine Paradis of Envedette: “The most interesting thing about Jeanne’s character is that she’s the only one who does not know about Jonathan’s supernatural angle…so it was really interesting to play that, because she tries to find rational explanations, real explanations, to explain Jonathan’s bizarre behavior.” LA MALÉDICTION DE JONATHAN PLOURDE premiered on the Canadian French language network Super Écran on 12 November. Episode 4, in which Jonathan has a difficult and emotional discussion with his mother and takes part in a dangerous rebirth session, will air on 3 December at 9pm. A trailer is available on Vimeo. Continue reading →
Anna Hardwick (Maddy in “Faes Wide Shut“) will be Elizabeth in A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR, which stars Lacey Chabert as a crossword puzzle editor who finds her life completely disrupted when several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes, and she is pulled into the police investigation. She is forced to work with a tough (but charming) police detective (Brennan Elliott), to crack the case and prove her innocence. A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR is the first of a new series of mysteries co-created by Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer, and New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz called THE CROSSWORD MYSTERIES, and will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in June, 2019.
Hardwick also has an as yet unspecified role in PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE, based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz (a humourous, gender-swapped retelling of Jane Austen’s story). The film will star Lacey Chabert as Darcy, a successful businesswoman who returns to her hometown for the holidays. She reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Brendan Penny), at her parents’ Christmas party and the two of them are somehow forced to plan a charity event together. (In the book, Luke is an unassuming carpenter.) PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE will air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday 23 November at 8/7c. Continue reading →