Since Jessica didn’t had any screentime on last week’s episode, she got plenty on last night’s ep of The Following.
Plus, Jessica’s character Max finally got some action! Great and intense episode!
Due to the Winter Olympics, The Following hit a new series low with a 1.7, down two tenths from last week’s series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.
You can find high-definition screencaps of the episode in the gallery:
Better late than never right? Jessica Stroup starred back in April 2012 in the beautiful shot music video for
Eight and a Half‘s “Go Ego“.
Jessica looks absolutely stunning in this video, so I had to share it in case you missed it. ;)
Others > Music Video: Eight and a Half – “Go Ego” (2012)
On FOX, the time period premiere of The Following fell to a series low with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and 6.02 million viewers, way down from last week’s football-inflated 4.4 adults 18-49 premiere rating.
You can find HD screencaptures of last night’s episode in the gallery:
The Following > Screencaptures > 2.02 – For Joe (HD)
Jessica is featured in the new issue of ContentMode Magazine.
This new photoshoot is absolutely stunning!
You can find the pictures in the gallery and the interview below:
Studio Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2013 > ContentMode Magazine
You grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Could you tell our readers a bit about your childhood and family? What kind of little girl and teenager were you?
I grew up all over South and North Carolina. I come from a huge farm family, so I was constantly surrounded by love and southern hospitality. As a little girl, I loved to dance and put on magic shows. My older brother, David, and I would make leaf forts in our backyard or hang sheets from one chair to another by clothespins, creating little rooms within rooms. We spent our childhood exploring the woods or fishing on my grandpa’s pond or searching for little kittens hiding in his barn. By my teen years, I was fully invested in sports. My goal was to be a professional volleyball player. After my high school team (Providence High in Charlotte, NC) won the state championships, I realized I was one of the smallest players and in no universe would I be able to play on a professional level. It was time to reconsider my options.
At only 17, an age when most teenagers are still pretty much undecided about their future, you moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in spite of the University of Georgia scholarship you had received. What sparked this precocious passion for acting?
I moved around the Carolinas throughout my childhood and knew that I loved recreating myself and meeting new people. During my senior year of high school, I was asked to spend two months modeling in Japan, but turned it down to finish school (and attend my last prom/graduation). Even though I skipped the chance to work in Japan, it opened up a world of possibilities which eventually lead me to move to L.A. a week after I graduated. There was an entire world out there waiting to be discovered, and I was not going to let it pass me by.
As you may know, Jessica had a small role in the 2012 hit comedy “Ted“.
She played Tracy, one of Mila Kunis’ bitchy co-workers.
I’ve finally updated the gallery with Blu-ray captures of the movie and extras. Enjoy!
Fox’s dark thriller The Following returned for its second season last sunday night, and Jessica Stroup made her debut as Ryan Hardy’s niece, Max, a tough NYC cop who reconnects with her uncle and helps him in his quest track down serial killer Joe Carroll’s cult of followers.
Stroup, 27, made her acting debut in 2005 and went on to appear in several horror films, including “Prom Night”, “Vampire Bats”, and “The Hills Have Eyes 2″. In 2008, she landed the role of Erin Silver on “90210”, the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Parade.com caught up with Stroup at The Following season 2 premiere, and she dished on what it’s like working with Kevin Bacon, “bawling [her] eyes out” over certain scenes, and what her character Max will be up to this season.
What drew you to the role of Max Hardy?
“I watched the show last year when it was actually airing, so I loved the show last year. I’d been looking for something that was a strong female [role]. I like doing stunts, I like doing action, and I love Kevin Bacon—so when the role came along, it [was] completely up my alley. There’s a lot more action to come, too.”