Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who stars on The Bold and the Beautiful as Steffy Forrester, has a very bright future ahead of her. This gorgeous, fun-loving Canadian actress shares some great tips on success, beauty, fitness and diet in our interview together.
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your fitness routine look like to stay in such amazing shape?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: I prefer weight training with plenty of reps and I am crazy about dancing whether it's at home or out with friends.
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your diet look like?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Well I love all food! I just make sure when eating that my carbs don't outweigh my protein intake on a daily basis and I never eat anything fattening 2 hours before I sleep.
Gabrielle Reilly: When did you know you wanted to be an actress?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: At the age of 5, I just told my mother that I was going to be an actress and never deviated. I would drive her crazy with my impressions of TV characters.
Gabrielle Reilly: How did you develop your skills?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: I was always involved in school plays and community theatre. Later I took drama courses at Ryerson University and acting workshops in Toronto.
Gabrielle Reilly: What do you consider to be your first break as an actress?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: A 13 week show called GamerGirlz shot in Toronto and I played Max.
Gabrielle Reilly: How comfortable are you walking around on set in a swimsuit?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Overall it's no big deal as everyone on B&B is pretty used to swim suit scenes and bedroom scenes. However there are times when script calls for a swimsuit and I am like oh no not this week!
Gabrielle Reilly: What are your favorite beauty tips?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Since I am still at that age for skin outbreaks that can be exacerbated by stage makeup, I am a face mask queen. I use them once a week. It's a great way to nourish and purify the skin. I have even been know to talk on skype to my girlfriends with the video on while wearing one of my many masks.
Gabrielle Reilly: Your hair is gorgeous; do you have any hair tips for us?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: The ends of longer hair are always a trouble spot and needs more conditioning. I put my hair in a pony tail. Then I put hair conditioner in a plastic sandwich bag and put it over my pony tail, tying another elastic around it to hold it in place. That way if I am having a home night or going to bed it is not messy or uncomfortable. I even made a little velvet tie bag to go over it just in case someone comes to the door.
Gabrielle Reilly: What is one of your favorite life philosophies that may inspire our readers?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Let me dream my life but let me not dream my life away.
Gabrielle Reilly: What are some of your favorite ways to spend your time?
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: I live in West Hollywood and I feel very comfortable just hanging out in my neighborhood. I like to sit at the cafe's and study my B&B scripts, since I am not the best of cooks and a big believer in letting the pros handle that. Also surfing is one of my pastimes.