Exclusive Interview with Amy Jo Johnson!
All our childhood dreams have come to fruition people!!! I'll be careful not to use too many ALL CAPS and exclamation points in this blog, but WE ARE SO FLIPPIN' EXCITED! Fall may bring all the excitement with pumpkin spice, football and blanket scarves, but it is also bringing life to us at Love IT! Evv with the directorial debut of Amy Jo Johnson, one our fav actresses.
You may remember Amy Jo as the first and most -bad b- Pink Power Ranger. Not only has her first hack at stardom had a lasting impression on thousands of now grown gals like myself, she's had an insanely successful career in tv, film, and even music. She has played diverse but empowering female characters including huge roles on Felicity and Flashpoint. And now this boss babe is directing films. Her most recent success is screening THIS Thursday here in Evansville, The Space Between. She is definitely our kind of girl crush.
We had the opportunity to speak with Amy Jo ahead of the screening to get her take on the film, her career, and other fan girl questions.
Q: If you had to pick one character that you've played to actually live out in real life, who would it be (Please say Kimberly!)?
Amy: My character in Felicity was so tormented. And in flashpoint, that’s too dangerous of a career for me. Wildfire, I played kind of b*tch, but kind of sassy. I would pick Tina Sharp from Wildfire.
Q: The Space Between is a humor filled film with heavy topics within the plot. Why was humor important to you in this film?
Amy: The movie dives into a bunch of different topics like infertility and even one of the characters is dealing with suicide...If someone can identify with the film, and then they might find the humor to ease the pain and to connect and to laugh with someone so they know they aren’t alone. Life is absurd. (much like the characters find in the film!)
Q: Who is your favorite character from the film?
Amy: Mitch, the leading character, I found him incredibly endearing in following his journey of finding his baby daddy.
Q: Without giving too much away, what is your favorite scene of the film?
Amy: Outside the funeral home, the characters are so hysterically funny!
Q: Fan girl moment. If you had to pick one fashion piece from the 90's, which would it be? Scrunchy? Crop tops? or Body suit/spandex?
I can’t wear a hair scrunchy after they made fun of them in Sex in the City. And after having kids, a crop top is not in my future…I might wear it at home, though. I'd wear all three at home!
We will be talking with Amy Jo more Thursday before the screening of The Space Between, AND she might just be dropping into the pages of our next issue. We can't interview this total boss without letting her slay in our Leading Ladies Issue. Follow us as we attend the screening AND do a live interview with Amy Jo. To get you pumped, take our quiz to find out with Amy Jo character you are! Also, watch the preview of The Space Between.
If you want to purchase tickets to the screening, head to http://www.evansvillecivictheatre.org/