Elena Wolfe is part of the new Nickelodeon series, Star Falls, and plays the young mother, Beth Miller. Within this role she is part of a comedic matchmaking attempt and I got the opportunity to chat with her about the series and some of her very cool previous work. Thank you to Elena Wolfe for doing this interview and for sharing so much about her life and work.
Could you introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi there! My name is Elena! I am a writer and an actor currently starring on a new Nickelodeon show called Star Falls.
You play a crucial character in the Nickelodeon series Star Falls, which focuses a matchmaking attempt between an LA movie star and your character, how would you describe the series?
This series is a super cute comedy for younger audiences, about a small town girl who tries to put her mom together with a very famous Hollywood celebrity… who just happened to move into their town.
As Beth Miller you play a young mother and a veterinarian, what sort of preparation did you do for the role?
It was a tough role because I don’t have any kids of my own, so I spent a lot of time with my niece and nephew who are about the same age as the kids on the show. They taught me a lot about how they think and what things they find cool, and it made my transition into the role a lot easier!
What have been some of your favorite moments on set?
I love shooting in Port Hope, Ontario, because it such a cute little town that not a lot of people have heard of. Other than that I think every day was a blessing, because working with the cast and crew on this project was a delight every day.
Your first role was on the American crime drama, The Bridge on FX, what was being on that show like?
It was terrifying! I have never been in front of the camera like that before, and to have played a character so outside myself was a big challenge. I just tried to focus on my lines and get through everything as professionally as possible, and without causing too many retakes.
You’ve also been part of the series Defiance that appeared on Syfy and Space, what was it like being on a genre show?
Being on that show was incredibly cool, because we got to dress up in a heavy load of prosthetics. It’s not every day you get to look like an alien and wear giant yellow contact lenses! I think one of the most interesting parts about being on a show like that, was just how into their roles and their costumes everyone else was around you. It really felt like you were in a different world.
Beyond acting you are also working on your first novel, Coz and the Invisible City, could you share what inspired you and what the book is about?
The book is about my own rendition of how the myth (and science!) of astrology came to be. I’ve always had a fascination with the stars and the stories behind them that have been passed down for thousands of years… I think there’s something magical about humans being connected to the cosmos somehow.
If you can share, what are some of your upcoming projects?
I’ve just release a comedy blog online! It’s called Jill of all Trades, Master of Some Stuff Maybe, and it’s basically a weekly compilation of embarrassing things that have happened to me throughout the years. Believe me, I’ve got plenty! You can check it out at : www.welcometojill.com
When you aren’t working you are an avid tennis fan, what draws you to that specific sport?
I love tennis, because I used to play professionally myself for a very short moment. I’m not sure what part of the sport I love the most, perhaps the one-on-one duel is what I find most attractive. It also helps that my husband is a coach on the professional tennis tour, so I get to spend a lot of time on the tour— I’m quite biased when I say it’s one of the best sports there is 😉
You’re also an avid traveler, what have been some of your favorite places that you’ve visited?
Let’s see… London is always dear to my heart, but I’d have to say my favorite experience was visiting Rome and seeing the Colosseum… something about being there is so immersive and spectacular I couldn’t help but feel like I was being swept back in time just by standing there!
Where can our readers find you online?