Ellen Tamaki, actress and fellow BU theatre alum, joins us this week to discuss her acting career, reoccurring themes that have surfaced from her work on both the Charmed reboot (CW) and season 2 & 3 of Manifest (NBC).
We hear how she and fellow cast members who play detectives & cops join together to ensure they play their characters in a safe, accurate, and holistic manner. Ellen shares how her transition from theatre to film & tv has both helped & hindered her while on set. We hear how being able to go to work and act has provided her with an outlet and sense of normalcy these days. As a half Japanese woman, Ellen speaks to Asian representation in film & tv, and shares a family story we hope to see written by her down the road!
(P.S. Ellen’s revised celeb crush: Sad_papi on TikTok)