I like my podcast guests to feel comfortable. That’s not always possible over a zoom call, but that didn’t stop Jennifer Finnigan, currently back for a second season on CBC’s comedy-drama Moonshine.
For our interview, the Montreal native chose to stay in bed. That is a level of intimacy and/or laziness usually reserved for close friends or relatives so I’m flattered. Really.
She had a good excuse. Finnigan has been spending long days in production on an already ordered third season of the series, shot on the southern shore of Nova Scotia.
Created by Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz), Moonshine is about a ramshackle summer resort run by one whacked out family. Finnigan plays Lidia, the prodigal sister who returns from America. When her hippie parents (Peter MacNeill and Corrine Koslo) retire, Lidia gets drawn into a battle with her freaked out siblings for control of the joint.
Lidia’s life takes a turn when she finds out her lying douche of a hubby was cheating on her. Finnigan’s real-life husband Jonathan Silverman fearlessly stepped into the part. They have been married since 2007.
The couple and their five-year-old daughter moved to Nova Scotia to work on the series. They’ve been having a blast working on Moonshine with Anastasia Phillips, Emma Hunter, Tom Stevens, Alexander Nunez and others. This season, Allan Hawco plays Lidia’s new biker boy.
We also talk about Finnigan’s past roles, including The Bold and the Beautiful (where she won three daytime Emmys), Crossing Jordan, Tyrant and Salvation. May all future interviews be this relaxed.
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