World Exclusive: The first interview with Alexis McKenna, who plays Brittany Butler from Damnation
Thank YOU so much for my very first interview ever!
How old where you when you started acting?
I was 7 1/2 years old when I got my first acting job. I am going to be turning 9 this week!
Why did you want to act?
I was given a chance to be in a commercial through Mode Models, who I have been modelling with since I was 5. After it was done filming, I was VERY sad. My mom asked if I wanted to be in more commercials and I did. I really wanted to be on TV! So my mom found me a talent agent.
What was your first professional role?
My first professional role is Brittany Butler in Damnation. I had only done 2 commercials and a small role in a short film before that.
How did you hear about Damnation?
My mom got an email from my agent telling us about the audition for Brittany.
What drew you to the role?
I think Brittany is very brave and kind.
What was your favorite thing to film?
I loved filming the diner scene in episode 3. I had lots of lines, and Melinda was definitely a bit creepy. It was a lot of fun to shoot.
Did any of the scenes scare you, and if so, how did you get past your fear?
I wasn’t scared filming any of the scenes. Brittany was definitely scared in a few of the scenes…. so I sure had to act like I was scared! Everyone is so nice, so I always felt comfortable on set. But I definitely was nervous filming the first episode I was in (episode 2) because I didn’t know anyone yet, except for my mom, of course.
What do you like best about filming?
I love being on set and hearing them yell, “ACTION”! It makes me feel so happy! I also love hanging out with all the cast of the show. They are so encouraging, and can also be really silly. I especially like Melinda. She makes me laugh a lot.
In the summer in Calgary it gets really hot. I had to wear really hot clothes, like knit leggings. I felt like a grilled cheese sandwich on a hot pan!
What do you like to do when you’re not acting?
DANCE!!! I’m in a special preparatory program and I take ballet, jazz and tap. I really
Which actor/actress would you like to work with if you could work with anyone?
Emma Watson or Dove Cameron
What’s something about yourself that would surprise people?
I’m in a French school so that I can become fluent in a second language. We only speak English at home.