AMC has another hit show on it’s hands with ‘Preacher’. People have flocked to the show to fill the void of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” and have not been disappointed. We talked with Jodi Lynn Thomas about the show, her role, and what else she has coming up. Check out what she had to say.
KRISTIN: You have a great background. Can you tell us how you got into acting and the training and schooling you went through?
JODI: Thank you! I saw a play in middle school called ‘And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson’. After I got out of the show I cried for two full hours. The lead actress was really worried about me. She kept insisting everything was okay, but I think I was crying mostly because I had realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and here I am doing my best at it! I studied at the Las Vegas Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Northern Colorado and Sol Acting Academy. Now I am studying at Southwest Scene Works where I am focusing on the Chubbuck Technique with my friend Rebekah Wiggins.
KRISTIN: You are a recurring character Pearl in the new AMC show “Preacher”. Can you tell us about your character and how she fits into the show?
JODI: She is not a part of the comic books. I got really lucky with her. She was mostly developed over time. I am extremely grateful that I was able to be a part of the unfolding of it all.
KRISTIN: What do you like about this role?
JODI: I love that she comes from such a pure place. I see her as the adult that still wants to believe that Santa Claus is real.
KRISTIN: Why do you think the fans are loving this show so far?
JODI: It is just so different than anything else on TV, and they are being really brave with it. Also, the people working on the show are incredible.
KRISTIN: The cast on this show is incredible. What was it like to work with everyone on this show?
JODI: Everyone was as cool as you expected them to be. No one was rude or unfriendly. I felt like I was hanging out with the cool kids. I loved it.
KRISTIN: Aside from Preacher, do you have any other projects you are working on?
JODI: I have a movie coming out in October this year called ‘Priceless’. Check it out! There was a lot of heart put into that project.
KRISTIN: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
JODI: I need a hobby! All I do is work. One of these days I’ll take up some weird hobby like collecting of dolls or something…
KRISTIN: Where do you keep fans up to date with all you have going on? Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?
JODI: Yes! All of the above. Also, I started a Snapchat & Vine recently. So hopefully I’ll start to do things on them. I also have a website: www.jodilynnthomas.com
You can follow Jodi at all of her above linked social media sites and check out episodes of ‘Preacher’ on AMC. Also make sure to stay tuned for more upcoming projects from Thomas.