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Breaking into acting the industry isn’t easy, how was your experience? There were many tough years. I worked a ton of part-time jobs: I waitressed, I nannied and I worked as an usher in a theatre in Montreal. It was a struggle.

What made you persevere? I couldn’t really see myself doing anything else. This is something I’m good at, and that I love doing. There was one point, not long ago, that I found myself crying in my underwear in the Pacific Ocean wondering if I should start thinking about taking another career path. I’m glad I didn’t because a couple days later, I got the audition for Schitt’s Creek.

How did you prepare to play Alexis? I basically locked myself in my room and went over the script until I squeezed everything I possibly could out of it. On paper, Alexis seemed like a real selfish brat, but everyone has multiple sides. I really wanted to play her to show more than just that spoiled rich girl. It was a lot of fun trying to bring more layers to the character and give her more likeability.

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