Monthly Archives: September 2013 Jennifer Beals interview

This is an interview Jennifer gave to about the Wigs series “Lauren” now available on Hulu and huluPlus

On getting involved with the project:

JB: It started a few summers ago now, I was spending some time with Jon when he was telling me about this idea he had for this channel [WIGS], Jay was there, too. All of us started to get curious about this notion of a returning veteran and I told Jon that I have been working on something similar – [the story] is about a returning female soldier and what that transition is like. I started working with my producing partner, Lauren Donner, Oren Moverman, Tony Swofford developing a project for HBO. It’s on a similar subject but not exactly.

Jennifer Beals attends the Flashdance 30th Anniversary Screening

Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Kyle T. Heffner and director Adrian Lyne attended last night a special screening of Flashdance and a Q&A after the film to celebrate the film’s 30th year anniversary.
The event, organised by the American Cinematheque, took place at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a room filled with cinema fans. The Q&A lasted about half an hour where Jennifer, Michael and Adrian discussed the film. Jennifer wore an elegant dress while Michael and Adrian wore more casual.

Jennifer Beals at the Self Magazine ‘Woman Doing Good’ Awards

Jennifer attended last evening the 2013 Self Magazine ‘Woman Doing Good’ Awards in New York at the Apella Center. For the past six years for the Women Doing Good Awards, SELF Magazine has shared instant inspiration by recognizing women who go from thinking about making a difference to doing it. Their search is to find the most extraordinary women who are working hard and are determined to make a difference, whether it is within their community, nationally or globally. Over the past years, SELF has received thousands of nominations detailing stories of exceptional commitment and determination as told by colleagues, family and friends. This year, SELF again honored extraordinary women who have dedicated their own lives to improving the lives of others.

Roundup: Jennifer Beals and Cinemanovels at TIFF 13

Cinemanovels, the film starring Lauren Lee Smith and Jennifer Beals and directed by Terry Miles, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th.
Jennifer, Lauren, Terry along with actors Ben Cotton, Kett Turton and producer Kristine Cofsky attended the premiere at the Scotiabank theatre in Toronto. Jennifer and Lauren kept their fans updated  by tweeting during the weekend. Jennifer recommend two films she saw at the festival, Words and Pictures (with Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen) and Little Feet (directed by Jennifer’s first husband Alexandre Rockwell).

Jennifer Beals interview on health magazine Energy Times

On the September issue of health and wellness magazine Energy Times, Jennifer talks about toxins and environmental health.

Jennifer Beals launched a fashion fad when she wore an off-the-shoulder grey sweatshirt in “Flashdance,” a Hollywood image made famous by the iconic movie poster featuring Beals as a Pittsburgh woman with dreams of ballet stardom. Thirty years later, Beals, 49, hopes to be part of a trend in which she has a much more personal stake, and one that has far more vital results: lobbying to rid household products and other manufactured goods of harmful toxins and raising awareness about alternatives.