Interview: Actor Jonathan Bennett

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You’ve seen him in Mean Girls, Cake Wars and countless television shows and movies. Currently you can see Jonathan Bennett in The Haunting of Sharon Tate, where he plays Jay Sebring, alongside his longtime friend Hilary Duff. I spoke to Jonathan recently about the film and his experience on and off the set.


I remember first seeing Jonathan in Mean Girls, as a teenager. He’s managed to accumulate a heck of a resume. I always found him to be a fun actor to watch. I was pleased to see him cast in The Haunting of Sharon Tate. I initially heard about the movie in the Fall, when I met the writer and director Daniel Farrands. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the Hilary Duff casting as Sharon Tate. After watching the film, she did a solid job. The chemistry between Jonathan and Duff is evident on screen. As he mentioned they have known each other for a while and worked on projects together.

My impression of Jonathan was similar to how I viewed him on screen. He sounded energetic and fun. I really appreciated how forward and candid he was when he spoke about Daniel and having thoughts that the movie was a failure. It was refreshing to hear that honesty.

The film is interesting as it comes from Tate’s chilling visions and perspective in the days leading up to her murder. It is similar in style and look to some of Ferrand’s previous films, such as The Amityville Murders.

THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE is out now in Theaters and On Demand

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Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues.
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