Being Erica: The Fred Connection

Posted on December 24, 2010 by


[Guest Blog submitted by the mysterious Monex.]

Its no secret that Being Erica is probably on its last legs. While bloggers like myself have done much to promote the show, the ratings just never showed. So as Erin Karpluk wraps up her third season as Erica Strange, it might not be a bad idea to start preparing your goodbyes.

BUT there is some good news. Of course this news being interpreted as good totally depends on the eye of the beholder. If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that I couldnt be more proud about being from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Not only is it a beautiful city, it is also the home of Kel, the second person eliminated from Survivor Australia. Remember him? The Beef Jerky Guy? Anyway, Fredericton is an amazing place, and besides failed reality stars, it also has produced some of the most amazing talent this country has ever seen. Shockingly, I’m not talking about myself.

If you want an example of what I’m talking about, make sure you check out tonight’s Being Erica on CBC. The episode features not one but TWO Fredericton actresses who are eqaully making their way up in the ranks of the Canadian acting world. Anna Silk of Lost Girl returns to Being Erica as Erica’s lesbian friend, Cassidy. I say lesbian not to identify her but to help you remember that she once tried to seduce Erica, topless.

Natalie Roy makes her BE debut as one of Sam’s best friends. Interestingly, these two Fredericton natives don’t have any scenes together, but it will still be so much fun to see both actresses from New Brunswick on such a great show. Now all the show is missing is a cameo from Measha Brueggergosman.

Want a fun fact? Natalie Roy and I were co-students of the year when we graduated high school!

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