Interview: Kristin Booth
Kristin Booth has built a career in choosing roles that are daring and unconventional. Whether it is playing Ethel Kennedy in the History Channel's mini-series The Kennedys to her Award-winning work in 2007's controversial film YPF, Kristin is definitely not one to settle on what many may consider a typical role.
Her next role is on the new Hallmark series Signed, Sealed, Delivered which was created by Martha Williamson, the person behind the long running hit Touched By An Angel. The series premieres this Sunday, April 20 (8pm ET/7pm CT). Kristin plays Shane McInerney, a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group.
The busy actress was kind enough to talk with the Pop Culture Principle during a break while filming Signed, Sealed, Delivered. She discusses her role on the show, the importance of love and faith and why there is a place in today's television landscape for this show.
Pop Culture Principle - What was it about the script for Signed, Sealed, Delivered that made you want to be part of the project?
Kristin Booth – Well, there are a couple of things. Certainly the fact that Martha Williamson was behind it, because she has such an amazing track record with Touched By An Angel. When I read the pilot, the writing was so good, and the characters are so well developed and interesting and funny. The other thing that really appealed to me was the type of show it is. Although I really love a lot of cable television that is on TV right now, not a lot of it is really family friendly when you really look at it. I have a two year-old daughter right now and when she is ten or twelve years old, this is something that I would be really proud to show her. Those are the two biggest reasons, but also Eric Mabius coming on board to play Oliver. I was very blessed and fortunate to be cast as Shane.