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Interview with Teagan Vincze

Teagan Vincze was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for When Calls the Heart (2014), The Scarehouse (2014) and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) and Daughter(2019).

1. For the people who might not know you, who are you and what do you do?

I am an actress named Teagan Vincze. I always say I have two homes as I split my time between two major Canadian cities. My primary home is Vancouver, where I was born and raised, and the second being Toronto where I spent the last 5 years working and living.

2. How did you become involved in the entertainment industry? 

I was your typical high school drama nerd. It was the only class that I ever really cared about excelling in. But my dream started long before high school at a very young age. I think the first time I stepped on stage; I was 6 or 7 years old. I eventually started taking acting classes and have trained primarily at Railtown Actors Studio under various industry professionals. I eventually started working with an agent to help me book more work.

3. Of the roles that you played, who was your favorite to portray and why?

I really enjoyed working on The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. I played Marcia Cross (which by the way, is terrifying to play a person who actually exists) during her time on Melrose Place. We had a really amazing cast but my favorite part was working on a huge explosion scene that actually happened in the series. I got to perform my first major stunt where I was blown out of a building and into a swimming pool.

4. Fans can see you in the upcoming film “Daughter”. What can you tell us about this project?

“Daughter” is a heart wrenching but beautifully written story about a family falling apart after a tragedy. It follows one man’s journey (John Cassini) as he copes with crippling grief and attempts to put the pieces of his life back together. The film is very dear and somewhat personal to many of us who worked on it. Most of the actors and crew on the film know one another from being apart of Railtown Actors Studio. Anthony Shim (an instructor at Railtown) is making his directorial debut and he also penned the script over 3 years ago. Anthony spends a lot of time teaching and directing theatre so naturally, his writing style in this particular film, reads like a play. It’s been really incredible to see his dream come to life.

5. What can people expect from your character on “Daughter”?

Without giving too much away, Nikki somewhat carries the “soul” of the film. I think people will be very surprised to see how her relationship unfolds with Jim (John Cassini’s character.) She is the eye of the storm amongst chaos and grief.

6. What is the best memory you have from set?

As an actor, you always dream about working with some of your closest friends (for me it was anyway). It’s rare and having the opportunity to create besides peers that I have known for 10 plus years made the whole experience so special. As I mentioned above, a large chunk of the community from Railtown Actors Studio came out to work on this film. The whole process felt so collaborative and supportive which was very crucial to us while we all dove into the very delicate subject matter.

7. What do you love most about your job as an artist?

Having the ability to escape myself and live as someone else for a while.

8. What kind of roles do you prefer when you are looking at a potential character to portray? 

I have this personal character bucket list that includes different genres and styles, which I’m slowly checking off. I am drawn to characters that challenge me emotionally and push limits in terms of comfort zone. If a script or character can shake my bones, I’m up for the challenge.

9. Can you disclose anything about your upcoming projects? 

I recently completed a thriller called “The Color Rose.” There is a handful of incredible Vancouver talent in this film and we had a blast shooting. Courtney Paige directed the film and I really dig her vision she had for the project. The film itself has a 90’s grunge feel to it and somewhat pays homage to many horror genre cult classics. I’m really excited for people to see this film.

10. What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?

Not giving up on my career has been my biggest accomplishment. It’s a tough business and there are many days when I’ve wanted to quit but I have always pushed through the self-doubt and kept going.

11. Who are some artists that inspire you and why?

I have been talent crushing on Brit Marling ever since I saw her in Another Earth, which she wrote and starred in. I love how her writing is thought-provoking yet somewhat subtle, and she always manages to leave her audience baffled and concluding their own theories about the story. She’s a highly underrated triple threat that constantly blows my mind.

12. Do you have any advice for aspiring actors who want to get started in the industry? 

Take classes. Read. Experience life. Cultivate your craft and never sit around waiting for the phone to ring. You are in charge of your career and have the ability to create your own work.

13. What are some causes that are dear to your heart and hope to bring awareness to?

There are so many. I’ve always said I want to live on a farm and save every single abused or sick animal I could manage. Maybe this will be a future endeavor? I also really appreciate the work that Sheena’s Place (in Toronto) does for people who are struggling with eating disorders. It can be so challenging for people who struggle with mental health issues to get the help they need and deserve.

14. What are your plans for the future?

I plan to keep creating in some sort of artistic capacity whether it be photography, painting or film…the list goes on. Film is my first true love and I hope to make some of my own one day and take them to festivals.

Thank you so much to Teagan for the wonderful interview. You can check out more about her and her work on:

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