March 4, 2010

JerseyBoys Toronto Actress Jennifer Copping Interview

Jersey Boys Toronto’s “Mary Delgado”– Jennifer CoppingErica Ehm of has a marvelous interview with Jersey Boys Toronto’s “Mary Delgado”– Jennifer Copping, who talks about her balancing act as a mom and an actress in a hit musical.

Here’s a preview:

Having kids has had an effect on Copping’s social life with the cast. Jeff Madden, who plays Frankie Valli, has two little girls, but they live out in Oakville making play dates prohibitive.

“I have a photo of my son on his third birthday blowing out a candle on this little cupcake. I had rushed home between two performances to be with him. This year we’re throwing him a big fourth birthday party with a huge cake with all his new friends.”

“My son wakes me up at 6:30 every morning, so I had to stop partying,” she laughs. Playing the role of Mary Delgado, Frankie’s wife who loses her daughter to drugs, takes a big emotional toll on Copping on a nightly basis.

“As an actress, it’s been an incredible challenge to relive that pain eight times a week. I don’t want to use my own son to get to that place. It’s very painful.”

“Really it’s about people trying to raise kids and have a career, which is why I think this show has such mass appeal. It’s a huge struggle that I can relate to.”


Jersey Boys is performing at Toronto Centre For The Arts in North York, ON. Buy your Jersey Boys North York ON Tickets now! Buy now and save $20 on your next order over $250.

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