SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Christine Mascott: I am a professional actor and performer. My resume includes work in Film, Television and theater as well as professional voice work. Currently, I’m narrating a lot of audiobooks too.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Christine Mascott: I remember when I was in third grade I wrote a play and wanted to stage it. And my family has stories about my going around singing classic rock as a baby, but I really got bit with a love of theater when I was in high school. I had a very interesting theater director then, who staged things like Sophocles and Brecht, instead of the usual musicals. At the same time I was competing on the speech team and working with a coach on Dramatic Interpretation, which was presenting excerpts from plays, and we always chose challenging pieces. So, the love of acting was definitely born then, working on such heavy classics. My first professional acting jobs were doing classical theater tours.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The Boogeyman Dollar Baby film?
Christine Mascott: Years ago, Jenny Januszewski, the director and I became friends working on a national tour of a musical. I was actually in management on that production and she was a singer. We have stayed friends. When she was making this film, she knew I did voice work and had a studio, so she asked me to play Lester’s Mother.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Christine Mascott: Probably the fact that we all have times we can hear our mothers’ voice in our heads. It’s universal.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Christine Mascott: I didn’t have to audition. Jenny just asked.
SKSM: You worked with Jenny Januszewski on this film, how was that?
Christine Mascott: Great. We collaborated long distance. I recorded the voice in my studio and sent her the files for critique and then recorded the revisions.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Christine Mascott: None I recall. I wasn’t involved in the live production. My role is a voice role and was recorded independently.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Christine Mascott: Jenny
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Christine Mascott: I have recorded over 20 audiobooks in the last year and have also been doing commercial voice work. Next month I will be filming a role in a short film playing a caregiver for a woman with dementia.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Christine Mascott: Yes. My favorite is ‘The Stand’. I have another professional tie to his work as well. I had a small dayplayer role in the second season of the Hulu show ‘Castle Rock’ based on his universe.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Christine Mascott: I’m also a rock singer.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Christine Mascott: “Be true. Be brave. Stand. All the rest is Darkness.” –SK
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Christine Mascott: Thank you so much for interviewing me!