Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly) will be the as-yet-unnamed seven-months-pregnant girlfriend of Dara’s ex-husband in LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE. Sarah Sutherland stars as Dara, who returns home after a two year separation from her husband (played by Jared Abrahamson) in hopes of reconnecting with her family. But when she gets there, she finds that her husband is in a new relationship and her daughter doesn’t recognize her. Amanda Brugel (Rita in THE HANDMAID’S TALE) is also in the cast. Written and directed by Jesse Noah Klein, LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE is currently filming in North Bay, Ontario, and should be released early next year.
Provost-Chalkley will also be Sue in SEASON OF LOVE, a light-hearted, queer women’s, romantic comedy with six main characters: Iris (Emily Goss), Mardou (Laur Allen), Lou (Jessica Clark), Kenna (Sandra Mae Frank), Janey (Janelle Marie), and Sue. The six of them deal with their love lives in loosely connected stories set between Christmas and New Years. Janey comes home from college for her cousin Iris’ wedding, and wouldn’t mind reconnecting with her long-time girlfriend Sue. But Sue, a musician who makes her living busking, is preoccupied with trying to find a way to pay her mother’s medical bills. Sue sings beautifully, but suffers from crippling anxiety that prevents her from singing in front of a large audience, so when a private video is leaked and becomes a viral sensation, she finds it difficult to cope. SEASON OF LOVE will be released in the US on 30 November. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be Cst. Carson Myers in DIGGSTOWN, a series created by Floyd Kane that follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine), a corporate lawyer who readjusts her priorities after her aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system. Antoine told The Toronto Star`: “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system, and when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of colour, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.” Marcie and her legal aid associates work directly in the community to find justice for their clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Stacey Farber, (Dr. Sydney Katz on SAVING HOPE), is also in the cast, as is Natasha Henstridge (Sil in the 1995 film SPECIES). Lynne Stopkewich will direct two episodes. DIGGSTOWN will premiere on CBC Wednesday, 6 March at 8pm. Continue reading →
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 →