Ashley Jones definitely took the term “moonlighting” to the maximum with her nine-episode recurring role on “True Blood” this season. The actress known as Bridget Forrester to fans of CBS’s “Bold and the Beautiful” found herself doing night shooting into the wee hours on the hit HBO vampire drama, then “I’d have to be at ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ by 8:30. That happened a half dozen to a dozen times. There were times I didn’t sleep for 48 hours.” However, “I loved every single minute of it,” says Ashley.
For one thing, “This character is so different form anything I’ve played before; she has a happy-go-lucky feel to her. At the same time she’s very energetic, and really, there’s a sensuality to her that I’ve never played before, It’s such a paradigm shift from my character on ‘Bold and the Beautiful,’ who is not the kind of girl to ever go skinny dipping. This girl, down in Louisiana, skinny dipping, alligators and all, it’s a regular thing. She’s not scared of life, she’s fearless and fun, a country girl with an East Texas-Louisiana accent, educated only as much as she has to be.”
Jones just wrapped “True Blood” this week, with “B and B” about to go dark on its summer hiatus. “It gives people enough time to rejuvenate, to visit their families. Or, in my case, the way I roll, it’s enough time to do another job, another side endeavor.”
HOTTER AND HOTTER: Emilie de Ravin is in the big-screen “Public Enemies” and is filming the romantic drama “Remember Me” with “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson, but the blond beauty who rose to fame on “Lost” does expect to be back filming episodes of the series’ season 6 in August. As fans know, her Claire Littleton character was in hiding during season 5. “I have no idea where I’ve been,” she tells us. “It will be fun going back. It’s going to be great going back and seeing what they do with their last season. It’s going to be so interesting to see how they tie everything up.”
INDUSTRY BITS: Christine Lahti and Cary Elwes are set for the big-screen drama “Flying Lessons,” and now the question is, who’ll play the film’s 24-year-old lead character Sophie, who returns to her small town, the boyfriend she left behind, her mother – and her past.
Fans of fantasy football will probably not be too surprised to lean that a TV pilot about fantasy football is in the making. Called “The League,” it’s described as a semi-improvisational half hour comedy about a group of pals who are fantasy football guys.
With reports by Emily-Fortune Feimster