In a world that seems to spin faster by the day, where social networking allows us to make friends with one another at a click of the mouse, we may be able to see what people have tagged or who they’ve ‘poked,’ but it can sometimes be difficult to really get to know someone and what they’re about. Feeling friendly, cutting to the chase, and learning something about current film and television artists who represent the best of what they do, Buzzine has set a table and would like to introduce you to your Speed Date:
What is your name and where do we know you from?
Kandyse McClure. Most people remember me as Dee on Battlestar Galactica.
Where are you right now? Can we get a picture to prove it?
At the GSUS Industries warehouse and office in Toronto. Sure, as soon as I finish eating this beef patty.....
If we were being set up on a blind date, what 3 things would your mom tell my mom about you?
That home cooking wins over fancy restos anytime, small gestures mean the world and that I have a weird thing with balloons so flowers are best.
If you could see any movie at its midnight premiere (costume optional), what would it be and who would you be?
Revenge of the Nerds. Pointdexter. Obviously.
Why are you answering these questions (what are you promoting)?
Thought I was getting a date! Kidding. Working on Hemlock Grove - Netflix new original series.
What drew you to this project?
Loved the novel by Brian McGreevy. My character Chasseur, was a fantastic role. Great people involved - Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron and of course the unforgettable Aaron Douglas.
What does the world need to know about this film/show?
Besides being the wave of the future in terms of content availability - all 13 episodes will air simultaneously on Netflix on April 19th - there's sensuality, suspense, intrigue and dark humour. What more do you need?
What first made you want to be an actor/writer/director?
I’ve been putting on plays on my grandma's porch since I was 5! I love telling stories....being transported to a completely imagined place.
What actors/directors would you most like to work with?
Robert Rodriguez, Spike Lee, Paul Haggis Rosario Dawson, Tilda Swinton, Maggie Smith, Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx... I could go on for a while...
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Making Indie films, writing my first book, building a house on an island.
What has been your best day on a set so far?
Working a scene with Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges in the upcoming film The Seventh Son.
What is the best piece of professional advice that you have been given?
Be true to your own artistic contribution and process, confident that striving to be the best at what you have to offer will bring success.
If we were to show the 12-year-old you a highlight reel of your career to date, what off-camera moment would most blow your pre-teen mind?
Eating a chocolate glazed donut with the late songstress, Aaliyah.
What are the best online places for fans to find out more about you?
Anything more to add?
Better not, don't want to give it all away on the first date ;-)
Kandyse McClure can next been seen on 'Hemlock Grove,' a Netflix original series that will be released in its entirety on April 19th, 2013.