Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Look Inside Gracepoint with Alisen Down

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Gracepoint, Fox and Global TV Thursday, 9 PM ET/PT.
 Gracepoint the “American” version of the ground-breaking British drama series Broadchurch follows the original closely.  The backdrop changes from the coast of England to an American coast, but the story is the same. A young boy is found dead beneath the cliffs and the town is changed with tragic consequences, forever. Suddenly everyone is under suspicion. It’s gripping and dramatic and for added tension,  the shows examine the idea that idea that the media is a necessary revealer of truths but it can contaminate the truth under certain circumstances. Canadian actress Alisen Down plays newspaper editor Kathy Eaton, a smart and experienced journalist  caught in an unfamiliar situation loaded with emotional, journalistic and moral landmines. The Leo and Gemini award winning actress best known as Battlestar Galactica’s Jean Barolay brings a world of experience to her performance. We spoke with Down. 
Alison, did you watch Broadchurch when it first aired in Canada? What did you think?
I actually had never heard of it before my audition but when I did finally watch it I was completely blown away by how well executed the story was. It is a brilliant piece of television.


What did you think when it was announced they’d make an American version, with David Tennant, and shoot in B.C.?
I thought it was a great idea! David Tennant is an amazing actor and so to feature him in both Broadchurch and Gracepoint was a stroke of genius in my opinion. And BC is my home province so I am always thrilled to return.
KathyEaton       Alisen Down as Newspaper Editor Kathy Eaton
You play an news editor, a memorable, strong character. How did you make it yours, fresh, without reference to the original English one?
It was not hard to make the character mine because of how different the original character in Broadchurch and mine on Gracepoint are. We differ not only in age but in style and essence. I think both takes on the characters are true and I am pleased with both of us!
Do you notice the media more since you got the role?
Yes – more so since I started doing interviews for Gracepoint. I am noticing I have to be careful of what I say because I am either misquoted or so directly quoted (even little words like “um” or “like”) that I don’t like the way I sound! ....

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