Episode Twenty-One: Johannah Newmarch
One of Johannah Newmarch’s first roles was an episode of 21 Jump Street where her character asked Johnny Depp’s if he wanted to “get it on” – and shortly after that, she left the acting business for nearly a decade. Johannah says now that she needed to walk away from acting in order to really commit to it – and in 2001, she felt able to do just that. Since then, Johannah has shone in dozens of roles in big budget and indie projects, including Smallville, Supernatural, Motive, Polaris (for which she won the 2014 Leo Award for Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series), Gracepoint, and multiple Garage Sale Mystery films. Johannah played the Big Bad in the second season of Netflix’s Project Mc², she plays Molly Sullivan in Hallmark’s hit family drama, When Calls the Heart – and this holiday season, you’ll be able to see her working her sharpened claws and sky-high heels as the evil step-mama in A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish. In this engrossing and often emotional interview with Sabrina Furminger, Johannah talks about walking away from the biz, her profound love for the #Hearties, how she deals with dark nights of the soul, playing Doc Holliday in Last Stand to Nowhere, and how to pronounce her name.
This episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast is sponsored by Fish Flight Entertainment. http://www.fishflightentertainment.com
Host and executive producer: Sabrina Furminger
Editor: Simon Furminger
Producer: Paul Furminger
Technical support: Tyson Bradock
Original music: Dane Deviller