This week we are crushing on actress Katelyn Wells!
Earning a recurring role of on the critically acclaimed series, Anne with an E (created by Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad, distributed by NETFLIX), Katelyn Wells plays the recurring role of Mary Joe, maid to the Barry family, on the hit CBC series. Check out the trailer here:
Other career highlights include a role on the Oscar-nominated film Room and roles in the 2017 TV movie “The Psycho She Met Online”.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
The first thing I notice about a potential love interest depends on my proximity to them- if I see someone from across a room, then I would notice their smile first. A nice smile, paired with kind eyes, makes me feel warm-hearted and attached to anyone- no matter who they are. But if someone is close enough to me that I can see their personality on display, a great sense of humour always impresses me. I love to laugh and let go!
What is your definition of romance?
When two people are unapologetically unafraid to show each other that they are interested in the other, and they have the courage to make a move- be it a kiss or a confession of love- that is what I would call the definition of romance. I have been on too many dates where the whole night leads to nowhere, to either a first kiss or a second date, because the other person I was on the date with was too scared to let me know how he felt. That kills the romantic vibe of every date. Therefore, I have always had a soft spot for anyone who has had the confidence to tell me how he feels. While I know it’s hard, it’s taking that leap of faith that is always worth it in the end.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
You might as well go into a relationship being exactly who you are from the get-go because, if it lasts, your S.O. will discover the real you eventually. And if the two of you don’t get along, and it doesn’t work out, you could’ve saved yourself a lot of time and a whole lot of heartbreak if you had just been honest about yourself from the beginning. That’s also how you can know when someone really loves you- when they can love YOU for all of you, the good and the bad, you know they’re a keeper.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
My advice for men and women everywhere looking for some dating tips and tricks would be to make absolutely sure that you are able to love yourself first, before you go looking for someone else to do that job for you. Relationships built on the need for someone else to love you solely so that you can find some self-acceptance yourself are built to fail. Relationships borne out of two people who are comfortable with themselves, and who love their bodies and their identities on their own, are destined to build strong foundations for a relationship together. And while I know this sounds cheesy, it’s true, I have always been a strong advocate for this principal: If 1+1= 2, then understandably both “1”’s need to be whole on their own if they are ever going to combine to create a by-product together down the line. You catch my drift?
Describe your love life in one word:
Serendipitous! Because isn’t that how all real-life fairytales are meant to happen? ;)