Jamie Bernadette reveals how she 'fit right in' for her role as Peaches in 'Midnight, Texas'
Bernadette dishes about playing the role of Peaches, her off-camera chemistry with Parisa Fitz-Henley and the research that went into getting into Midnight, Texas' universe.
If you've seen the latest episode of 'Midnight, Texas', you couldn't have missed noticing Peaches, Fiji Cavanaugh's new aide. Played by actress Jamie Bernadette, the short and sweet role was definitely memorable. Based on Charlaine Harris' book series by the same name the show follows the lives of the strange inhabitants of a small town of Midnight where the concept of normal is relative. Crawling with all kinds of supernatural creatures - vampires, witches, psychics, hit men, this small town is a place that these outcasts call home. When trouble strikes, they use their powers to fight for survival.
In an exclusive chat with Meaww, Bernadette dishes about playing the role of naughty Peaches, her off-camera chemistry with Parisa Fitz-Henley who plays Fiji and how much research went into getting well versed with the 'Midnight, Texas' universe. When we asked Bernadette if she was a fan of the show and how she managed to prepare for her role, she replied, "I did not watch the show but when I received the audition, I immediately watched several episodes. Then when I was cast in the role, I watched the remaining episodes of Season 1. None of Season 2 was released at the time so I was unable to watch that."
Knowing that she would be entering the show midseason, she revealed how comfortable she felt with the cast of the show. "It was absolutely amazing. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. Sometimes when you are a guest star on a show that has already been around for a bit, it’s like you are walking into someone else’s family; you feel a stranger. I did not feel this way at all on this show. I fit right in and felt really comfortable. Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Fiji on the show, and with whom I had all of my scenes, went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of."
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Bernadette's praises for her co-star Parisa don't end there. She adds, "If I looked lost, she asked me what I was looking for and then would walk me to that location. When the show was about to air, she made sure that I was included in the live tweeting as well—another extremely kind and generous gesture. She is a very giving actress and she supports other actors, which I appreciate so much."
While the role of Peaches is already in her kitty, we asked the star if there was another role in the show she would like to tap given the opportunity. She replied: "I love the character “Patience” because she is so Southern and dramatic and she looks to be other than what she appeared to be after seeing this last episode that I was in. She is a really fun character with a lot of different facets to her personality."
Interestingly Bernadette's talents are not limited to being in front of the camera, she is also a writer and producer. However, the actress made it clear that she will not be doing any off-camera work for 'Midnight Texas' in the near future and she did let in that she would be back to producing more films again when the opportunity arises.
During our conversation, the star also spoke about some of her recent projects and films that are about to be released. "I just had a comedy released called 'Smothered by Mothers'. It has some wonderful veteran actors in it including Heather Matarazzo of 'Welcome to the Dollhouse'. It’s a hilarious film about a football star who has all kinds of women coming to him saying that they are pregnant with his baby and they all move into his house. The film is available to rent and buy on iTunes and Amazon," she says. The premise of the film does seem like a laugh riot already.
Apart from this, the star can be seen in a brief appearance alongside Sam Rockwell in 'Vice' coming out to theaters on Christmas Day, while 'The 6th Friend' is releasing on January 15th.