-Interview by Nic Brown-
Nic - Jessica, you
were one of the three main characters in Susan Adriensen's
UNDER THE RAVEN'S WING. Can you tell us a little about your
character in the film?
Jessica - In UNDER THE
RAVEN'S WING, I play Jessie who is in her early 20's and
living in the same town in
Nic - Your
character in UNDER THE RAVEN’S WING, Jessie, seems very
different from you. How do you prepare yourself to play a
role like that?
Jessica Palette (center)
with some of the other contestants on VH1's SCREAM
Jessica Palette (center) with some of the other contestants on VH1's SCREAM QUEENS
Jessica - When I auditioned for UNDER THE RAVEN'S WING I actually auditioned for Raven and Jessie, when I was done Susan asked me who I would rather play if I had the chance, I said JESSIE. There was something about her that I instantly connected with inside, that feeling of wanting to belong and feel for something or someone. I went with those emotions and working off of Kim (RAVEN), it was very easy.
You've been featured on VH1's Scream
Jessica - Scream Queens was an unbelievable experience, and I am so happy I did it. An amazing thing that the show did for me was to help me stop judging people without knowing them. I don't think people realize how often they pass judgments on people on TV or in the industry that they know nothing about personally, I learned to stop doing that, and I am so happy for that awareness. The show also magnified some of my most amazing qualities, as well as some of my absolute worst, and to have that mirrored back to you is a very unique experience. I also learned not to take myself so seriously (Thank you John Homa), and there is no set path on how I want my career to happen anymore. I will never give up on what I love to do, and I don't feel the pressure anymore to "make it" but to just be happy doing what I love to do. What's the rush...ya know?
I understand that there might be a second season of Scream
Jessica Palette in DADDY'S
Jessica Palette in DADDY'S GIRL
Nic - During your
time on Scream
Jessica - The biggest
thing is the connection, or feeling I get when reading about
the character, or when reading the script. It's hard to
explain but certain scripts hit you in the gut and you just
"have to play that role". Then there are also the projects,
that you know you would simply have sooo much fun doing!
Nic - So what do you think would be your dream role to play?
Jessica - My dream role is AGNES from AGNES OF GOD, I have such a strong connection to that play. I NEED to play AGNES on Broadway someday. As far as film, my dream role is something that pushes the envelope, and makes you feel something you haven’t before. What that is, I'm not sure yet........but it will happen I know it.
Actress Jessica Palette
Actress Jessica Palette
Jessica - Ohhh okay so I
tend to lean toward movies that will make me feel, cry
mostly, I’m such an emotional masturbator.
Nic - What made you want to become an actress?
Jessica - The internet is most definitely 100% changing the film industry, especially for independent film makers! It gives them an outlet to show case their work without having to get permission from a big studio, I think it's great! If someone in the industry won’t give you a job, you give yourself a job!
Nic - Tell us something about you that people might find surprising to know.
Jessica - Well I definitely DON’T have a lot of skeletons in my closet that's for sure, I’m pretty much an open book for good or bad. The one thing that people are surprised by is that more than anything I want to experience life, be in love, and have 2 kids (not now, but sometime before I’m 33). I definitely want to make a family more than anything.
Nic - So what is next for Jessica Palette?