Marie Blanchard [Interview]

 

Hello Folks! We have an absolutely wonderful, as well as very original for us here at Trainwreck’d Society, interview to share with you all today. It’s Marie Blanchard! Marie is, at times, an actress and a model. And she is damn good at it. She actually appeared in the absolutely hilarious Kevin Smith film Zack & Miri Make A Porno. And if you are a regular reader here, you know that anyone who has worked in the Kevin Smith universe has an open invitation! But what makes Marie such an original guest for use here is obviously not the Kev reference, as we have had a multitude of these folks on the site. No, Marie is actually one of the first (active) body builders we have had on the site! Yes, beyond starring in such films as Sorority Row, written by our dear friend Pete Goldfinger, Marie has pursued another passion and is absolutely killing it in the game.

And while Marie did receive a bit of an injury, she is a proven woman of strength, which was evident when I watched her walking again on Twitter just hours ago from this writing! Before we know it, she will be back in business and continuing to crush it as per usual. So Folks, we are insanely excited to have Marie on the site today to share with us her experiences in the world of body building and entertainment. So please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Marie Blanchard!

 

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While you obviously had the talent to do so, but what made you decide you wanting to work in the world of modeling and acting? When did you realize that this was what you wanted to do for a living?

Ever since I can remember, as a little girl in Haiti, I have always wanted to be a model. Sometimes, your dreams and your parents’ aren’t always the same. Therefore I had a very late start as an adult.

And when did the bodybuilding come along? What made you decide to go done this avenue as well? And what do you love the most about this world?

It started out as a weight loss goal I wanted to reach when I was about 28 years old! My goal was to lose body fat and tone up. After a year of training and transforming my body, I decided to enter a bodybuilding competition. Shortly after, I started doing a bit better than expected then received my pro card with the NMA. Then, I began to compete in the NPC, which is on a different scale in the bodybuilding industry… as a member of the NPC, when you become a professional bodybuilder and accumulate enough points, you are then capable of competing as an Olympian. 

What I love most in this world..wow… I’ll do my best to answer lol

Uncontrollable belly laughs.

Being hopelessly in love.

Pepperoni Pizza.

Music festivals with my friends.

Helping someone who is in desperate need. ( I overdo it sometimes not always the best move)

Laying in the grass and smelling the clean air at our beach house in New York while our dogs run and play puppy fight all over our faces. 

From what I gather, you are a Pittsburgh based professional. I have to admit that I am very unaware of the city, but I have noticed that a lot of films have been shot there recently. So, I am curious to know what the acting world is like around there? Is there a community of sorts like in other places like Portland or New Orleans? Is it a competitive market to find work?

I actually moved out of Pittsburgh since 2015 and have lived in New York ever since. However, Pittsburgh is still booming with opportunities in the film/modeling industry. I was signed by a talent agency a few years ago and they sent me to auditions for both modeling and acting; although I had no experience nor coaching in acting. I ended up landing a few minor speaking roles. To name a few; Sorority Row with Rumor Willis and Rob Belucci in 2009 and Zach in Miri with Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks in 2008. I think the bigger the city, the more competitive it is to book a gig.

In 2008, you appeared in Kevin Smith’s successful film Zack and Miri Make A Porno as a dancer. I have to ask, what was it like working under the guise of the legend Kevin Smith? 

It was actually a bit intimidating once I found out who he was. Remember, I  was born in a different country and was very sheltered growing up here. I caught up with the American culture ( music, tv shows, movies) mostly as an adult.

In 2009, you appeared in Sorority Row, a great film that was co-written by our old friend Pete Goldfinger. How was your experience working on a horror set? 

It was absolutely amazing! Again, I was intimidated, not because I was shy in front of the camera; instead, I  was intimidated since I had no coaching on how to express myself in acting and I was in a room full of at least 100 people on set. I remember I had to repeat my part at least 3 times. Fortunately, Rob Belucci, who I  had to do my part with, kept me calm. 

 

 

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

In the future, I hope to continue doing the two things I am most passionate about. One is cooking and the other is bodybuilding. I published my first cookbook this year titled Dieting Deliciously, Crave-Killing Recipes For The Healthy Foodie, Volume 1. It’s filled with all of my favorite recipes that are both healthy and delicious! Within 5 yrs, I hope to publish 3 volumes with a special edition as a bonus. My other passion as a bikini bodybuilder is, of course, to make it to the Olympia stage. I know this is not an easy task, however, I have learned that I’ve always accomplished anything I dedicate myself to when no one tries to get in my way.

When the time comes for you to hang up your proverbial hat in the world of modeling and acting and bodybuilding, what do you want to be able to look back on your career and think? What is your ultimate goal in this business?

Honestly, I just don’t want to regret not continuing to pursue my passion. That would be the worst feeling in the world for me. 

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Dave Chapelle’s Sticks and Stones! Hilarious!

 

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