Jillian Clare, Star of KoldCast TV’s Miss Behave, Sizzles in New Indie Feature The Kitchen, Also Starring Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, and Dreama Walker
By T6W Staff
Last month, The Sixth Wall got the inside scoop on Jillian Clare’s rapidly rising star in an exclusive interview with her and Susan Bernhardt, co-creator of Jillian’s award-winning series Miss Behave, and also the young starlet’s mother. Jillian Clare stars as Malibu’s misguided teen queen Tori, who deals the often outrageous, yet relatable struggles of being a teenage girl. All the juicy drama you can handle has been packed into two seasons and a grand finale (see video player near page bottom) of the addicting Internet soap, which can be found exclusively on KoldCast TV, the premiere destination for Internet TV entertainment.
It’s no surprise to her Miss Behave fans that Ms. Clare is once again making waves as her other film projects take off. Clare joined other members of an ensemble cast at the world premiere of The Kitchen on Tuesday night at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York City. The comedy, set entirely in a Silver Lake kitchen, closed out the exciting evening.
Jillian Clare as Nikki and Adam Chambers as Tony in The Kitchen
The film is about Jennifer (Laura Prepon), who is turning 30, and her best friend Stan (Matt Bush), who’s throwing her a party. But she’s in no mood to celebrate as she has just left her job as well as her cheating boyfriend, Paul (Bryan Greenberg). And her sardonic sister Penny (Dreama Walker) has shown up with a life-changing decision to make. A cast of colorful characters stop by, including Nikki (Jillian Clare) who is left at the party to fend for herself by her on-screen boyfriend Tony (Adam Chambers).
When Jillian read the character description for the role of Nikki in The Kitchen just over a year ago, she knew she wanted the part. But would the director really think she could portray a friendly and flirtatious ditz who has an inner logic that somehow makes sense? She had her doubts, so she took a gamble. “I loved the script, so I decided to do something I had never done” Clare admits. “I walked into the room as Nikki and never showed them the real Jillian until I had booked the role and showed up for wardrobe. She is so out there I knew they would really want an actress that embodied that spirit – someone that literally was already Nikki. So, I gave it to them, or at least pretended like I did.”
Bryan Greenberg as Paul and Jillian Clare as Nikki in The Kitchen
That loose but lovable attitude carrying Jillian into the limelight is just what makes Miss Behave’s Tori so fun to watch and root for. Though we won’t see much more of Tori as Miss Behave comes to a close, its spinoff series Reign will introduce the teen queen’s parents and Miss Behave will always have a home on KoldCast TV.
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The Kitchen is directed by Ishai Setton (“3 Days of Normal”), written by Jim Beggarly (“Free Samples”) and produced by Emily Ting (“Family Inc.”). After an overwhelming successful world premiere, expect the film to hit theaters in the near future.