I have Laura’s television movie A COUNTRY WEDDING for you. Here she plays the part of Catherine, a pretty vacuous Fasionista actress who wants the perfect wedding to her intended groom, Bradley played by Jesse Metcalfe who currently stars on the Hallmark Channel’s new series Chesapeake Shores also starring actor Treat Williams. You just knew from the opening scene Catherine was a piece of work. In the wedding dress photography scene one could almost expect Catherine to break out in a chorus of Madonna’s Material Girl. Yeah, right! An alternative to the story, Bradley goes back home to see to his affairs there and Catherine comes with him. Seeing the pluses of decompressing from such a vacant life, Catherine takes off the Daenaerys Stormborn wig and decides to live there with her beloved. I don’t know, just something a little less formulaic I suppose. Too funny was also Lauren Holly as Margaret, Catherine’s wedding planner. Lauren was in two other projects with Laura, that of MOTIVE where Laura played ADA Samantha Turner, and also ALPHAS where Laura played Nina Theroux. It’s so nice to get back to business.
I wanted to announce that I have created a site for Laura’s ALPHAS and MOTIVE co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks/Sergeant Mark Cross). And don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming? Come on, ya did! Just like Laura I discovered Warren through coming to ALPHAS via my love of David Strathairn. Warren as impressed me so much with his acting and his obvious handsome little boy looks. He’s a solid actor and I’m looking forward to bringing you more of his work. If you would like to check out the site, please click on the banner below to take you there.
I swear the television gods must hate me. Seriously. I have Laura’s one episode of GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE in which she played the part of model Marria. Laura looked stunning as usual, though she is 36 in real life she looks 18 in the episode. She’s a natural beauty and without so much makeup she just looks so fresh and lovely. But here’s the reason the television gods must hate me. Laura’s ALPHAS and MOTIVE co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks/Sergeant Mark Cross) was in this series throughout the first season and one episode in the second season, and here’s the rub…they weren’t in the same episode and they didn’t share a steamy hot love scene! Can the television gods be any more vengeful? I don’t think so. Ah well!
I found this cute interview with Laura talking about where Nina is at the beginning of season two, and her ALPHAS co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks) at the San Diego Comic Con from 2012, trying to answer questions without spoiling anything lest the SyFy snipers be watching. I really do miss this show. I loved the cast and miss the chemistry between Laura and Warren. I had hoped the two would be able to recapture that on MOTIVE as Samantha Turner and Warren as Mark Cross. Anyone wondering if Laura’s HAVEN character was named after Warren’s MOTIVE character? That’s going to take some searching.
Okay, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails on the whole thing that I “spoiled” the fact that Laura’s character of Samantha was murdered in the season finale of MOTIVE. They’ve asked me to use the all dreaded spoiler tag or spoiler space. Here’s the dish on this. I despise the notion of using a spoiler tag or providing a spoiler space. Certainly when making posts on a website such as this there is, or should be, the idea that we are all 1) adults, and 2) able to know things without it tearing the fabric of your life apart. This site will never ever use a spoiler tag, spoiler space, the word spoiler in the title of the post, or not cite what this author of this site feels she needs to in order to fulfill this site’s objective, which is bringing you the most up-to-date information on Laura Mennell and her career. Don’t like it, tough. Don’t like my policy, don’t visit. This issue is final and non-negotiable. I’m as bummed about it as you are as I was very vocal about my love of seeing Laura and Warren Christie finally being able to work their magical selves on us after the aborted Nina/Hicks romance on ALPHAS. Alas it was not to be.