Ask your #WCW with Loretta Yu of Blood and Water

*photo by Ian Brown

Our #womancrushwednesday is the lovely Loretta Yu aka Teresa from the first Canadian trilingual crime drama Blood and Water. Loretta was born in Montreal Quebec and raised on the shores of Nova Scotia, where her career in entertainment began. Working out of Halifax, Loretta appeared in commercials, short films, television series, and feature films including Nonsense Revolution, Enemy, Hemlock Grove, The Listener, Degrassi: TNG and I, and Martin Short Goes Home.  Loretta is also a writer and producer, currently working on a web series Back to Ones, and is set to produce Tian Chou Ji, a Kung Fu adaptation of Hamlet. Now that’s something I’d want to see! We got the chance to chat with Loretta about all things romance related. Take a read

What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?


Personality. If you make me laugh, you win big points.


What’s your instant deal breaker?


Jealousy. I think trust is the most important thing in any relationship, being jealous is a lack of trust in one another.


Who do you go to for dating advice?


I talk to my closest friends, but in the end I usually go with my gut instincts (which sometimes land me in trouble)


What is your definition of romance?


Going above and beyond to show someone that you care or are thinking of them.  It can be as simple as pulling out a chair for them, to extravagant like planning a surprise party. It’s the moments a person spends in their life to do something for you, to make you happy.


Describe the best date you’ve ever been on.


A wonderful boy I used to know whisked me away on a romantic camping weekend. We got groceries and drove to Hubbards, Nova Scotia (which is beautiful). Then we had to take a small speedboat to a private island. There, his family owned a lodge.  He made dinner for me over a fire and we drank wine and serenaded each other with my guitar. It felt straight out of a movie. *sigh*


Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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