Jennifer Beals to start in a new film “A Wife’s Nightmare”

Jennifer is set to star on a new tv movie for the Lifetime channel “Wrecking Ball a.k.a. A Wife’s Nightmare” and will start shooting Sept. 8th in Kelowna, BC, Canada. The film is directed by Vic Sarin and also starring Dylan Neal, Lola Tash, Spencer List and Katharine McNamara.
This film is the latest instalment of a series of films such as A Mother’s Nightmare, A Sister’s Nightmare and A Daughter’s Nightmare. “A Wife’s Nightmare” has “Liz” (Jennifer Beals) returning home after a mental breakdown, and has to welcome a relative stranger into her home when “Caitlin”, a young, vivacious woman, claims to be her husband’s daughter. The family loves Caitlin, but Liz can’t trust her, and this time she’s not being paranoid.
The film is produced by Tina Pehme and Kim Roberts for A&E International, Lifetime and Corus Networks.
Production company Sepia Films.

Jennifer Beals takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Jennifer Beals ice bucket challenge

Jennifer has taken part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS. Nominated by her friend Kara Swisher, Jennifer took to the ocean for her challenge and nominated Troian Bellisario (Lauren), Don Cheadle (Devil In A Blue Dress) and Kyra Sedgwick (Proof).
Jennifer posted on twitter: “I’ve had cold water dumped on my head, but this time it was for a great charity. #whatafeeling

The challenge involves people pouring cold water, often containing ice cubes, over their heads and posting the videos and images to social media. The participant then nominates someone to complete the challenge often in a set time frame, if they don’t they have to donate to the charity, or both.

Launched by the ALS Association in the US to raise money and awareness of ALS, the campaign has raised more than $13 million since 29 July, according to the charity.

Kyra Sedgwick talks about casting Jennifer Beals in Proof

jennifer beals in Proof

On this interview on the Hollywood Reporter producer Kyra Sedgwick talks about how hard it was to find the lead in Proof, until Jennifer walked in….

I’m so proud of Proof. When I left [The Closer], TNT gave me a producing deal, and I was to bring five projects and they picked this one up. My mandate in my head was I wanted it to be female-driven lead with a woman in her 40s because that was the gift I had been given, and I really wanted to pass that along. We had a really hard time casting it, and then in walks Jennifer Beals. It literally was the last day of casting at six o’clock on a Friday, and I was devastated because I knew we had this great script, but I knew that without the lead, we didn’t have a show. She just walks in, does the first scene, and I’m like, “We’re done! Let’s all go out and celebrate!” It was just one of those things where an actor walks in and goes, “That would be mine. Thank you very much.”

Jennifer Beals with Kyra Sedgwick at the TNT upfronts last May

Jennifer Beals with Kyra Sedgwick at the TNT upfronts last May

The 10 episodes series of this supernatural drama is set to premiere in June 2015 on the cable network TNT.
“Proof” centers on a skeptical, hard-science, female surgeon, Carolyn (Jennifer Beals), who has been struggling with family issues, including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings – all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?.


Jennifer Beals reveals her surprising approach to fitness and beauty


On a new interview published today on everydayhealth Jennifer reveals her surprising approach to fitness, her unusual beauty commandments, her funny stress-busting routine, why they all keep her looking ageless and why she isn’t afraid of sharks !

It’s been 30 years since Beals famously danced her way through “Flashdance” wearing a cutoff sweatshirt in a scene that would be reenacted around the world for years to come, but the actress hasn’t slowed down one bit.

The gorgeous “The L Word” alum, and new spokesperson for EverDeep skin care, credits a healthy lifestyle, the right skin care routine, and open-water swimming for her impressive energy and fresh look.

During a recent interview with Everyday Health, the Chicago-born beauty dove into the details of a lifestyle that has kept her looking – and feeling – her best.

Why she isn’t afraid of sharks (sort of): “I really love open water swimming,” Beals says, adding that she hits the water a couple times a week for about two miles per session. “With all the shark attacks happening in Los Angeles, I’m a little bit wary, so I’ll go out with a larger group of people – as if that makes any difference!” she jokes.

And while she’ll occasionally enter a formal swim race or two, her time in the water doesn’t end when she crosses the finish line. “I just feel a joyfulness being in the water, so I’ll go add an extra kilometer or two to the race after I’m done,” she says.

How her skin and hair care routine has changed over the years: Her commitment to the aqua-sport has played a big part in shaping her beauty routine through the years. “Before I go swimming, I’m the person covered in zinc oxide, basically,” she says, adding that she uses Active Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 because it’s really thick and water-resistant. “And the higher the SPF, the happier I am. I know that some people say that that SPF doesn’t matter, but I like to think that it does,” she adds.

To keep her hair healthy, Beals applies conditioner before putting on her swim cap. “[I use] the thickest one so I can have some kind of barrier from the salt and chlorine,” she says.

Beals admits that her nighttime skin care routine has gotten a makeover in recent years. “I’m probably more diligent about washing my face at night and moisturizing at night,” she says, adding that sometimes she’ll even reapply her night cream throughout the day because it’s a bit heavier and her skin can get dry from the swimming.

Her stress-busting ritual: Beals meditates for 20 minutes a couple of times a day when she can. “I remember this one monk telling me that even five minutes is [good],” she says. “He’s like, ‘consider it mind insurance,’ and I thought that was really funny.”

When she feels the most beautiful: The simple answer: After yoga or after sex. “Don’t you just feel so juicy and wonderful and loving?” she says of coming off the high of each activity. “The yoga is the connection to the divine and the sex is the connection to the beloved,” she explains.

When she needs a little pick-me-up, Beals uses a beauty hack from her modeling days. “I love the little trick where you put a light powder at the corner of your eye,” she says. “Every now and then I’ll bust out the white at the corner of my eyes just to feel snazzy.” Her favorite eye-brightener is the lightest shade of eye shadow from Sappho Organic Cosmetics.