Movie Marker Magazine sat down with actress Ashlee Macropoulos to talk acting and her role in the hit TV show ‘This Just In’.
Have you always lived in Los Angeles? Can you tell us a little about your early beginnings?
I’m actually from Long Island New York, land of the preppy and spray tanned. It’s beautiful but, growing up there wasn’t really my favorite. I left for Colorado where I went to Boulder for college, graduating at a leisurely pace with a super senior year and then staying to wait for my boyfriend to finish school. Eventually I was too eager to start my journey as an actress and left Colorado without my boyfriend.
What inspired you to take the acting journey?
It’s just something I’ve always had inside of me since I was a kid. I remember my mom got me these “All American Girl” plays when I was 8 and I would put up productions with my friends for our parents. I’ve always been a theatre geek.
We understand you once had a passion for playing soccer. Can you tell us about that, and do you support a team today?
“I was on a travel team when I was younger and I loved that but, I’m not very involved anymore. If I had to pick a team I’d say I keep tabs on the Euro cup and root for Greece with my dad, as we’re great!”
Your recent role in the EMMY-nominated TV show ‘This Just In’ is currently out on POP TV. Can you tell us about the show and how you became involved?
Elizabeth Stanton and I first met when I moved out to Los Angeles, she was actually one of my first friends here and she asked me to come read for a role in her new show ‘This Just In’.
Can you tell us about your character, Cassie in the show? What is she like, and how does she fit in with the other characters?
Cassie is the edgy chick in her friend group. She is loud and out going, she likes to have control of any and all situations and usually does a great job bringing people back down to earth.
Aside from acting, you enjoy designing clothing. Can you tell us a bit about that?
I took classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, when I was younger. Now I really enjoy styling outfits, mostly, and putting together really loud and spunky looks.
What can we expect to see you doing over the next few months?
Over the next few months, ‘This Just In’ will be in its second season and my first feature ‘Glass Jaw’, a drama film that is centered around boxing, is set to come out sometime next year. Busy busy!
To learn more about Ashlee Macropoulos visit – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7957836/