Interview is with Jeanette Bonner Pretty Little Liars: Original SinSteve Owens
Jeanette Bonner is in one of the most talked about spinoff series of 2022, “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” on HBO Max. Jeanette Bonner brings her mysterious character “Rose” to excited viewers as a new mystery begins. Jeanette teases what viewers who haven’t seen can expect from this new spinoff, her other current projects, including an award-winning indie project highlighting NYC businesses, her fun yes informative feminist podcast “#Single,” as well as her career overall.
An east coaster at heart, Jeanette knew from a young age she wanted to immerse herself in the world of performing and entertainment. Despite her parents urging her to take a more traditional path for a career, Jeanette still managed to participate in 3 musicals a year and also focused on choreography. While attending Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts in New York City, Jeanette interned at a modern dance theatre company before permanently moving to NYC after school. When Jeanette was in her 20s she began exploring improve comedy and joined a team that specifically focused on long-form improve before getting into short-form improve. Jeanette would go on to book roles for big series and films including HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl,” “A Single Moment,” and “Ghost Light: to name a few.
Aside from her current projects acting, Jeanette also created a popular podcast series entitled “#Single” a feminist podcast about navigating online dating, created in order to have open conversations with strong, independent women and destigmatize the state of being single. In addition to interviewing everyday single women, #Single features a monthly Guest Expert on the topic of sex and dating. Experts have included sexologists and co-authors of “The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay” Dr. Jess O’Reilly and Marla Renee Stewart, renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and matchmakers from several leading national companies. More importantly, “#Single” has created a community of like-minded successful, badass, and unapologetically single women who are seeking love but not letting it define them.
Jeanette is also a proud writer as well and created a popular ice cream blog “The Scoop,” a few years back and eventually turned her blog into an 8-episode series. The Scoop is an award-winning indie series pairing independent ice cream shops in NYC and beyond with creatives who work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. In each episode, Series Creator and Host Jeanette Bonner gives an inside look at what goes into making unique ice cream while providing insight into pursuing a career they’re passionate about.