Rachel Boston has made an impact on fantasy television with her role as Ingrid Beauchamp on the Lifetime series “Witches of East End.” Some will say the show reminds them of “Charmed” but others will tell you the appeal is because it is completely different from the typical witch shows or movies that have been on television. Boston’s character has lived many lives but has always died too young because of a curse. On Feb. 20, Rachel Boston granted the Chicago Television Examiner an exclusive email interview. Boston talks about Season 2 of “Witches of East End,” her new Hallmark movie “A Ring By Spring,” and her fans.
“A Ring By Spring” has been promoted for a few months now and fans are looking forward to seeing Rachel Boston in this romantic movie. It will air March 8 on the Hallmark Channel. When asked about what she could tell fans about the movie, Boston replied; “A Ring By Spring is a journey towards finding love and discovering what sparks the soul. I play a very independent career woman who must face the past and let go of what no longer serves her in order to find true love. I had a card in my hotel room when I was filming that read: ‘When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.’ -Lao Tzu I loved that card. To me that is the journey of A Ring By Spring.”
Of course “Witches of East End” was brought up. The show was renewed rather quickly as a fan base developed almost immediately. When asked about whether or not she was surprised the show was such a hit, Boston said; “As soon as I read the script, I fell in love with the world of magic and wanted to know more so I am thrilled we have found such a wonderful, supportive audience. It's an inspiring and empowering time for women in television. Ingrid has lived so many lives so she is very wise but just learning how to trust herself in the world of magic. I really enjoyed watching her grow this season.”
When Season 1 ended, fans saw the door of Asgard begin to open because of Ingrid. Rachel Boston was asked what she could tell fans about Season 2 and whether or not it will be filmed as if they are in Asgard, her response was; “Oh, I hope we are in Asgard! I would love to explore Asgard. I'm very excited to start filming season 2! “
Because “Witches of East End” is often compared to “Charmed,” fans wanted to know whether or not Rachel Boston had seen the series. When asked about it, Boston replied; “Jenna and I watched Practical Magic together when we were filming the pilot for Witches of East End. And I did watch some Charmed when I was in school in New York. I've always been drawn to magic.”
Rachel Boston has been active on Twitter, especially live tweeting with fans of “Witches of East End” while it aired. She had this to say about Twitter; “I joined Twitter right before we started filming season one and am really enjoying it. It's wonderful to connect with people from all over the world and the cast live tweets with the show so it is fun to relive each episode together when it airs.”
When asked whether or not Boston thought she was similar to Ingrid, she responded; “I definitely relate to Ingrid's journey. I moved to New York City by myself when I was 17 so I know how it feels to be in an unknown world figuring it out one step at a time. But I haven't found a brownie recipe for time travel yet. I'm still working on that one.”
Fans of Rachel Boston were anxious to know what her upcoming schedule looked like as far as projects. Boston replied; “A Ring By Spring airs on March 8 and then I'm heading to Canada to begin filming Season 2! Oh, and Asgard. I am possibly going to Asgard.”
While there has been no premiere date released for Season 2 of “Witches of East End,” it is nice to know filming is ready to begin. Fans have been talking about the show since the Season 1 finale. Remember to tune into the Hallmark channel on March 8 to see Rachel Boston in “A Ring By Spring.” You can follow her on Twitter here or check out her Facebook fan page here for updates.
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