Interview with Jamie Brewer

Jamie Brewer plays the role of Adelaide on the hit FX series “American Horror Story”. Media Mikes had a chance to speak with Jamie recently to discuss the show.

Adam Lawton: What made you want to get into acting?
Jamie Brewer: I grew up loving all forms of the arts, especially movies and theatre productions. I love watching this type of entertainment. I started acting in a theatre group when I was in junior high school and I really loved it. I have been in theatre groups and theatre productions ever since then and I am studying Theatre Arts in college. I just love to act!

AL: How did you become involved with “American Horror Story”?
JB: I first got word of the audition for the show from a friend of mine. They where looking for a young lady with Down syndrome who could act.  My headshot and resume were submitted and I was called for an audition and, to my surprise I got the part. I was so excited!!

AL: What do you like most being on the show?
JB: I love playing the part of Adelaide. It is a great challenge, because the character is very different from who I am.  I’m actually enjoying learning all the fundamentals of being part of a thrilling TV show. It’s just fun to be part of it ALL!

AL: What is it like working with such a great cast?
JB: It’s AMAZING! I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing cast. I am learning so much from everyone I’m working with on set.  They are all wonderful actors, this is a great experience. I feel so lucky to be part of this show. We are becoming a “BIG” family!

AL: What is the most difficult part of your role?
JB: Adelaide is a complex character, but the most difficult part of playing Adelaide is learning how to portray someone who isn’t always viewed acceptable to her mother and society. This is a new challenge for me.

AL: Do you have a favorite episode thus far?
JB: For sure, it was the “Halloween, Part 1” Episode.  It has a lot of great intense scenes.  Plus, It was especially exciting because I got to do my first stunts in that episode.

AL: Do you have any other upcoming projects?
JB: My agents are always looking for new material, but for right now my top priority is with “American Horror Story”. I hope to work in this exciting industry for a very long time. I really enjoy acting!

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