This week we are crushing on actress Emily Piggford!
Born and raised in Vancouver Island, BC, Emily discovered her passion for acting at the young age of eleven. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, where she continued honing her craft.
After leaving university Emily moved to Toronto, where she still lives. She has continued to build her theatrical resume, adding several TV and film credits to her name. She’s appeared on Lost Girl, Hemlock Grove and Still and Frost, both films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.
These days, Emily is best known for playing Meaghan in the award winning web series That’s My DJ, directed by D.W. Waterson. Her role in the groundbreaking series earned her a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress. The show goes into its third season, so keep an eye out for this powerhouse actress doing what she does best.
Join us in our crush on Emily Piggford below!
What is your ideal first date/what’s the best date you have ever been on?
One of the best dates I’ve been on was a full-day adventure. We’d been craving a day out of the city, so we packed a picnic, hopped in the car, shared our favorite music with each other along the way, and went to check out a waterfall and hike a forest trail. We hit rush hour on the way back and instead of inching along in the car for an extra couple hours, decided to pull over at the nearest cinema and see a movie. I love dates that flow and involve some combo of food, nature, music and movies; this date had all of that.
What is your instant deal breaker?
A narrow sense of perspective is a deal-breaker for me, whether that manifests as entitlement or intolerance, such as racism, sexism, or homophobia. I have patience for many kinds of perspectives, but when a narrow sense of perspective is stubbornly enforced by someone I hope to be close with, then I have to go because, in my experience, it takes far too much energy for us to try and turn that around. I hope to help broaden perspectives through my life and work, but it’s not the most relaxing aspect for my romantic relationships to have.
What is the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?
Threw pine cones at my window, which is not so much strange as it is so quintessentially, Taylor-Swift-song romantic that it stands out.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Be courageous in saying what you want or need. Your instincts/heart/body may try to tell you something and it’s your job to not only listen, but to then communicate what’s going on. Speak your truth and you will soon discover more about yourself as well as your partner.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Three things stand out… Honesty: I feel such gratitude when I can tell my partner what’s on my mind and have that honesty received. It also feels wonderful when my partner can trust me in kind. Spontaneity: It’s so liberating to defy the structure you may place on your life and step off the grid with your partner– take the day off when you think you really should do chores, go for a meal when you think you really should save. Discover together that you can be spontaneous and life will not only go on, but will often be more fulfilling. Humour: Levity helps love go a long way.