‘Supernatural’ guest star Jaycie Dotin chats time on set

Jaycie Dotin chats about her fun guest role in this season’s episode ‘Prophet and Loss’ which airs on Jan. 31, 2019. After having a blast as a lead singer/dancer, Jaycie is recognized for spots on “iZombie” and “Siren,” and will soon be on “Legends of Tomorrow.” Her schedule has been busy with upcoming films “Pour Away the Ocean” and “Killing for Spark.” Get to know this actress/singer/model/foodie and find out why she will fit right into the SPN Family.

Jayie Dotin. Credit to Delon Photography, NYC

Colleen Bement: You have a guest spot coming up on one of CW’s hottest shows. What are you allowed to share about your experience on the set of “Supernatural?”

Jaycie Dotin: I do! The episode (Season 14 Episode 12) airs on Jan 31st and I am so excited to see it. I’m still in shock that I was given the opportunity to be a part of this iconic show. I can’t reveal exactly what my role was yet but, let’s just say that diehard SPN fans will be pretty surprised to see this character come back after several seasons. Her original storyline was a huge driving factor for one of the lead characters and her return will help him decided how to navigate the new situation he has found himself in. (Very vague, I know…just watch the episode!) Everyone from the cast and crew were incredible to work with and it will definitely be an experience to remember. I want to send my biggest thanks to everyone involved for making it one for the books!

CB: Tell us about your upcoming projects like “Pour Away the Ocean” and “Killing for Spark.”

“Pour Away the Ocean”. Courtesy of Jaycie Dotin.

JD: I’m so glad you asked about these two projects because I’m really proud of both of them and can’t wait to share them with the world. “Pour Away the Ocean” is a beautiful story about love, loss, friendship, and redemption. It revolves around a group of four estranged friends who have lost touch over a simple misunderstanding. After hearing about the sudden death of the youngest of their group, the three remaining friends road trip across British Columbia to attend her funeral. Along the way, we discover the misunderstanding ran deeper than we had imagined and the girls must all face their fears, confront personal secrets, and come to terms with who they are and what it really means to live life to its fullest.

This character (Lina) was a huge departure from most of the roles I usually play so it was really exciting to explore a different side of myself as an actor. Being that we were on an indie budget, everyone pitched in wherever we were needed to make sure this film was made. I think all of the lead actors have credits for lighting, sound, camera work, and wardrobe. I learned a lot during this shoot and am super grateful to have been able to work with this dream team of actors. The film will do a festival run before being released but, once it’s available online, I will be posting it to my website and social media for all to see!

“Killing for Spark” movie poster. Courtesy of Jaycie Dotin

And then there is “Killing for Spark” which is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. It’s a dark comedy about a newlywed couple who have lost the romance in their relationship. After burying the body of a jogger they accidentally hit with their car, they discover that murder is just the thing they needed to rekindle their romance.

Jaycie Dotin as”karen” in Killing for Spark with set decoration by Jessica Stanley

My character (Karen) is an over the top social media influencer and friend of the murderous couple. Karen thinks she is mentoring her friend on how to be an “Instafluencer” but when the evening takes a bloody turn, we find out that romance trumps friendship. This role was so much fun to play because “Karen” is so over the top. I believe the kids now-a-days would call her “extra”. I was able to improv a lot of the lines and just be as crazy as I wanted which made this shoot one of my favourites. I also got to do my own stunts which I always have a blast with. This was one of the best crews I have ever worked with and I have to send out my thanks to the Director, Michael Sang, and Producer, Lisa D’Alessandro, for such an incredible concept/script/character and for letting me play with this wonderful cast.

CB: Do you have any fun stories from the sets of “iZombie” and “Legends of Tomorrow?”

JD: Yes! The day I shot “DC: Legends of Tomorrow” was the day that Dominic Purcell saved my life…well, kinda. He actually saved me from falling to the ground and royally embarrassing myself in front of a ballroom full of extras and crew but, since I’m an actress, I’ll just be dramatic and say he “saved my life.” (haha!)

Without revealing too much, I can tell you this: My character’s role in the episode is the event coordinator at a convention that a few of the lead “Legends” were attending. During the Q&A portion of the event, there is a scuffle between myself and a “legend” that is trying to cause a scene. While attempting to remove the microphone from her hand I pulled a little too hard, my heels got caught in carpet, and I went flying backward! Luckily, Dominic was standing close by and he grabbed my arm right before I hit the floor, he gently placed me back on my feet, and the scene continued! I’ll be honest, I hope they use that footage in the final cut because it was hilarious how easily he snatched me out of the air and then acted like nothing happened. Needless to say, it was a great day on set and everyone made me feel welcome. I don’t have a confirmed air date for the episode (Season 4 Episode 13) but keep an eye out for it on IMDb. Should be a fun one.

CB: I read that you began your showbiz career on cruise ships. How fun was that! Did you get to visit many cool places?

JD: Oh, man…cruise ships were amazing! I was in my second year of the Musical Theatre BFA programme at Wright State University and a friend of mine recommended that I attend the open call auditions for Stiletto Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA. (At the time, they were the production company for Holland America Cruise Lines) Well, I went to the audition and a week later I was offered a contract as the lead singer/dancer on a huge ship that would be sailing around the Caribbean. It was a dream gig. I was young, making really good money, doing what I loved, and getting to travel the world for free. I felt like I had hit the jackpot. I continued to work off and on for Holland America and Princess Cruise Lines for the next six years and was able to see places I never thought I would get to see in my life. I traveled to Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Figi, Hawaii, American Samoa, Mexico, Asia, Alaska, and the list goes on. Cruise ships gave me the chance to experience so many different cultures, food, people and traditions. As an adult I now realize not many people get that opportunity so I am beyond thankful for it. It has definitely been a huge part of me becoming the person I am today.

CB: So you’re a foodie, huh? What’s your specialty? I obsess over red wine and chocolate.

JD: Yes ma’am! I’m a HUGE foodie. I think every interview I’ve ever done has somehow circled back to food at some point. It’s funny because, of all the places I spoke about in my last answer, I could tell you of at least one meal I had in every place I visited. It’s how I keep track of my travels. Most people take pictures or have a little scrapbook but my memories are based around the food I eat. I love all types of food and will try just about anything. Because I move around a lot for work, it’s always my goal to find the best local restaurant wherever I am and eat as much as I can while I’m there.

I became obsessed with Ethiopian cuisine a few years ago and I am ALWAYS down for a delicious sushi meal. I think the “coolest” meal I’ve ever had, though, was at Funky Gourmet in Athens, Greece. It was a 14 course tasting menu (complete with drink pairings) and they were all composed of gastronomic masterpieces; droplets of water that somehow tasted like a full Greek salad, piles of delicious pate mousse served on tree branches and foie gras truffles in a bed of smoke that wafted from your plate as you ate it. It wasn’t just a meal, it was an experience! If you’ve watched “The Final Table” on Netflix you’ll know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t watched it yet, do it! It’s inspiring! Luckily I married a man who secretly wants to be a chef so we are always experimenting with food in our household. Our newest kitchen addition is a Sous-Vide so we’ve been having a lot of fun with that. Who knows, maybe you’ll see us on one of those cooking competitions one day!

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