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Challen Cates Q&A

Actress Challen Cates plays Mrs. Knight on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush, a hit show about hockey players turned band mates. Before landing the role on BTR though, she was already a veteran of the TV acting world. We caught up with Challen to find out what it’s like acting alongside one of the hottest boy bands on and off TV!

KW: How did you get the part on Big Time Rush?

  • Challen: It was really through the most normal way. I got the audition through my managers and auditioned for the part. I had met the casting director previously but I didn't know anyone else involved with the project. 

KW: What do you like most about the show?

  • Challen: The comedy! Well, the music too. But the comedy is so big and bold and I love all of the interesting situations that our characters get tossed into. 

KW: Do you feel as if you’re similar to your character at all?

  • Challen: Well I am a mother in real life and I absolutely love my children. And like Mrs. Knight, I put my children first. I always want them to be happy, to have every opportunity, and to follow their dreams. 

KW: What is it like working with the guys in the band?

  • Challen: It is always fun and exciting and unpredictable. 

KW: What made you first become interested in acting?

  • Challen: I was painfully shy as a child and I think that the idea of speaking someone else's words took a lot of pressure off of me. It became easier to be someone else, a character, with a script. 

KW: What is something most people don’t know about you?

  • Challen: I am the Vice President of a winery.

KW: What are some of your hobbies?

  • Challen: Pilates, travel, entertaining, wine tasting, and fashion.

KW: Do you have a favorite behind-the-scenes moment from Big Time Rush?

  • Challen: It was basically a private concert at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood. We shot the first concert scene there and it was so emotional to see the band perform on stage in a real theatre. It brought tears to my eyes. 

KW: Halloween is just around the corner, what is the best costume you have ever come up with, and what do you plan to go as this year?

  • Challen: My husband and I dressed as Pebbles and Bam Bam. He's blonde and I'm a redhead so that part was easy. I went to the fabric store and made our costumes out of animal print. And then of course I wore a bone in my hair. 

KW: You are a producer as a well as an actress, can you tell us a little bit about your other projects?

  • Challen: I haven't produced anything in quite a while but I'm always on the look out...

Your Fave...

  • Movie:  Gone With the Wind
  • TV Show: Mad Men
  • Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Food: Chocolate pot de creme

Have Your Say!

What do you think of Mrs. Knight on Big Time Rush? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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