So, I have a little story to share with you today. Once upon a time (theoretically, about three months ago), a family was looking for a new tv series to start watching together. One of the three sisters in said family brought up the Hallmark Channel original series Chesapeake Shores as a suggestion, and they decided to give it a try. Fast forward those three months and this hypothetical family has now seen the first 3 seasons twice, and are anxiously awaiting each new episodes airing. After viewing an episode, this family has lively discussions regarding the good and bad, favorite and least favorite scenes, advice for any and all characters, etc. Of course one of the frequently visited topics is which characters are their favorites... so many to choose from! However, one of the family's unanimous favorites is the phenomenally talented Jessica Sipos, who perfectly portrays the character of Sarah. This (remember, completely metaphoric) family adored her from her first moment onscreen. One of these sisters was recently thrilled with the opportunity to feature Jessica on her interview blog... okay, okay, you've probably guessed it. This is my family, and I can't wait to share this special interview with you!
She's appeared in shows such as DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, Wynonna Earp, and Slasher. Without further introduction let's get started, shall we?
Mercy: Tell us a little about yourself.
Jessica: I was born and raised in Victoria, BC. I have 4 older brothers. I love the outdoors and good food!
Mercy: What started your interest in acting?
Jessica: It was something I always wanted to do and I knew from a young age it was going to be my path. I would entertain my mom and her friends with little skits whenever they were over and remember them saying I should be an actor. There was never any doubt in my mind.
Mercy: How are you most like and unlike your character of Sarah on Chesapeake Shores?
Jessica: We share a lot of similarities. I think we both can be quite playful and seek adventure in life. Both grew up with brothers so we don’t shy away from competition. I think our biggest difference, however, is that Sarah’s favourite ice cream is pistachio and mine is a tie between Mint chip and Moose tracks.
Mercy: What has been your favorite scene from Chesapeake Shores?
Sarah: I think the proposal scene is my new favourite. The backdrop only made it that much more magical. Or, the scene at the firehall where Kevin throws a soapy sponge at Sarah, they used the take that Brendan really got me!
Mercy: What do you like to do in your free time?
Jessica: I love eating good food, hiking with my dogs, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Mercy: Favorite city/country you’ve ever visited?
Jessica: My favourite country is definitely Croatia, but I may be bias as it’s where my family is from.
Mercy: If you could put together a dream cast with 5 actresses/actors from any era, who would you choose?
Jessica: Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the late Robin Williams
Mercy: For the O’Brien sisters it’s ice cream- what’s your go-to binge snack?
Jessica: It depends on the mood! But right now it’s ice cream, or mochi.
Mercy: What’s a plot line or story development you’d like to see for Kevin and Sarah?
Jessica: I'd love to see them tackle starting a family or even prepping for it and doing all the things they want to do before kids. But, after a fun honeymoon adventuring somewhere together!
Mercy: Any other upcoming projects?
Jessica: I have a new movie premiering this week at the Catalina Film Festival called Dark Harbour. As well as a fun little holiday romcom called Mistletoe Magic coming out for Christmas, and a new show I’m not allowed to talk about yet but am very excited for.