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An Interview with BARmageddon's Jaime Pressly

DH Vancouver Staff Oct 22, 2012 7:20 am

Emmy award-winning actress Jaime Pressly is signed on to help Butterfinger launch a nationwide search for its last spokesperson. Pressly, a longtime Butterfinger fan, will help identify talented candidates for the life-changing (and earth-shattering), one-of-a-kind role.

“While nobody’s gonna lay a finger on my Butterfinger, I will lay a finger on the last spokesperson worthy enough to represent my favorite candy bar,” said Pressly. “I love the notion of BARmageddon because we’ve all been hearing about the Mayan prophecy, but Butterfinger is spinning it on its head. If the world’s gonna end, you’d better believe Butterfinger is going out with a bang.”

Pressly will play a principal role in the spokesperson search by judging (and possibly even hand-picking) candidates for the “Last Spokesperson on Earth.” Pressly, best known for her award-winning work on the television comedy “My Name is Earl,” for which she also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, recently appeared in the FOX comedies “Raising Hope” and “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.” Her comedic skills will be fully utilized in the Butterfinger BARmageddon campaign, which will feature Pressly in a series of online videos, conducting the search for Butterfinger’s “Last Spokesperson on Earth.”

I had the pleasure of speaking with the beautiful Jaime Pressly to talk more about BARmageddon and her upcoming projects.

Felix: What made you interested in BARmegeddon, How did that project come along?

Jaime: Butterfinger made an offer and I thought it was funny and hilarious that it was based on the Mayan predictions of the end of the world coming soon, when we had 2 other groups make similar predictions that did not happen. Also, frankly, Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar and getting a life time supply didn’t suck.

Felix: What interests you in the roles you choose and why?

Jaime: Levels. I prefer to play characters that have more than one level to them because otherwise it would be quite boring. Human beings have many levels so a character that doesn’t have levels isn’t realistic. I like to play characters that are salt of the earth and relatable and most importantly uninhibited.

Felix: Has motherhood influenced your choice of roles that you take on?

Jaime: Absolutely, I’m a lot more conservative with my choices now that I have had my son.

Felix: You studied gymnastics, any chance you would want to do your own stunts if an action film came your way?

Jaime: I have always done my own stunts in the action films I have been a part of.

Felix: If you couldn’t act, what would be your dream job?

Jaime: Interior Design

Felix: Do you have any guilty pleasures you would like your fans to know about?

Jaime: Well, being that they are guilty pleasures, I have no desire to share them with you. If I did, that would take the pleasure out of them.

Felix: Any other projects you’re currently working on, or on the horizon?

Jaime: I recently wrapped the filming of an independent movie, “Abby in the summer”, which I starred in and executive produced. I’ve also jumped on board to executive produce the new live stage show, Rough Follies.

Felix: When you are not busy being a mom, or working on a project, what do you like to do for fun?

Jaime: Absolutely nothing

Felix: Have you ever been to Vancouver, Canada? What did you think of the city/people?

Jaime: I have been to Vancouver many times to film and I am a huge fan of not only the place but the people as well. The people remind me of those back home in North Carolina. Everyone is genuinely warm, kind and sincere.

Felix: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me.

Felix Kay,
Follow Felix on Twitter: @TheFelixKay

DH Vancouver Staff
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