I love Road to Avonlea of course but I have to tell you my housemate and I used to watch A Repair to Remember all the time. We loved that you could make the installation of a cat flap so entertaining. Fun and functional, what more could you ask for really? Did you start acting first then get into power tools or was it the other way round? Were you ever tempted to jump in and help the RTA crew build the sets?

I'm glad you liked A Repair to Remember. I had some of the best laughs of my life shooting that show. I was working on Road to Avonlea when I met my soon (very soon) to be husband Daniel. Three weeks later we were married in Reno, Nevada. He was working as as building contractor so I went to work with him very time I got a break from Avonlea. So that"s how I learned to build and repair homes. Sort of at the same time as I was learning to act on Avonlea. Yes I often compared tools with the R2A crew, especially Bob DePraato, who gave me hot tips and encouraged me to buy a PowerShot staple gun. It rocks.

I am 18 and am passionately involved with Drama in my school and community. Do you have any advice for a young actress?

Yes. Keep the passion. Never listen to anyone who has a low opinion of you skills. Take lots of classes. Do what you're good at. Never fake a feeling

Glad to see you as our special guest, I wanted to ask, if there was a Road to Avonlea, whether for a movie or for television, would you consider coming back to reprise Olivia Dale?

YES! YES! YES!
Even if I had to wear a corset. Even if I had to have another baby. Even if I had to shoot in minus 30 on the tundra. Even if Jasper were diagnosed with dementia. (Then we would have lots more children because he wouldn't be distracted by his experiments.) What's not to love?

What was your fav. episode of RTA? Did you like your character? Why?Did Jasper's stuttering ever annoy you? What was you fav. outfit you wore in RTA? Are you sad that it ended? Who did you best like working with?

Favorite episode - The Bat episode. Or the one where I gave birth, because it was so great to get out of that pregnancy suit, which was full of lead shot (the stuff they use to shoot birds) so that it would look appropriately heavy. Yes I loved my character. She was modest and gentle and loving, instead of conceited, bossy and hardheaded like that Felicity. Gus settled her down though, so she's much nicer. Jasper's stuttering only fanned my love. My favorite outfit was the lavender wool suit and matching jacket that I got in Season 5. Or maybe it was the tan skirt and lace shirt I wore the day Jasper and I fell out of the canoe. It looked even better wet. I was sad for a year, but I'm coming around now. I liked the time I spent on camera with Jackie and R.H. and Sarah. Those are the three people I worked with the most, and I guess the intimacy was easier to access on camera.

What is you favorite RTA episode? Do you like to read and if so, what is your favorite book/genre? What is your favorite? Would you be interested in doing another reunion show which you, Jasper and offspring return to PEI to live? The most important of all...Does Prometheus Bat still visit your home and do you think it is Kate Nelligan in disguise, coming to get her revenge???

Favorite episode - answered that in another post! I like reading metaphysics and business tomes. My favorite - tie between The Sound of Music and Happy Gilmour. Yes I'd do a reunion movie. Jasper would have to not miss the boat this time. Promertheus has gone south for the winter, but he will have a fine bat house when he returns (see www.toolgirl.com for an explanation) I'm sure he is Kate. Kate was always the jealous sort.

I have seen you in the Anne of Green Gables movies, in your role of Alice Lawson. I loved your character, you seemed to be such a cheerful and nice person! I have read you are not only and actress, but a TV host and a writer, among other things. Of all these jobs, which one have you enjoyed the most?

I like producing the best. Okay, and writing, but only if it's mystical fantasy type stuff. I'm not wild about writing instructions on plumbing anymore, although the jokes are easier to come by than in almost any other subject. Acting is pure joy because somebody else is making all of the tough decisions and all you have to do is feel and react. That's really fun. But it's actually more satisfying when you get to guide the whole project and see it through to the finished product. Actors never get to do that. Only producers get to do that, writers if they're married to the producer. (Or dating heavily. oR participating in secret assignations.)

Who did you enjoy to work with? I know you mentioned back then that you and Sarah had a special connection, but who else make your work days happier? Who was the most difficult to get along?

R.H. was an adorable companion and was always brilliant on camera, but fun to hang with too, plus he has green eyes which is genetically rare. Jackie and I had a huge amount of fun too, and we also had one big fight in the snow at 3 in the morning when it was 30 below zero and we both had to pee. So there were extenuating circumstances. So Jackie really was both the one who made my work happier and occasionally more irritating than possible. As I tell her often.

During your time with Road to Avonlea: How much did you identify with Olivia?

Hugely.

Throughout the show, was that all your own hair?

All my own hair except for little wads of balled up squirrel fur they tucked in for more fullness. I think it was squirrel fur. Maybe ferret.

Which, of the many methods of daily activities pertaining of the early 1900's that RTA showed, were the most fun and interesting to try? ie: the laundry ringer. Were any particular troublesome to get the hang of?

I liked quilting best, and made quilts for some of the cast members to while away the hours when we were waiting to be called onto the set. I never for the hand of Jasper's diswasher - that weird thing in a half-barrel. The man needed to work on that thing and never did secure a patent for it, but we all kept trying to use it. Secretly I did dishes in the creek.

How much ad-libing did you get to do? Especially after everyone really knew their characters.

We didn't much ad libbing, although I once added, "Try to be more charitable Felicity." and that stayed in. We could ad lib nauseum though (off camera) and often did if we were bored. It was usually regarding some off-colour topic however

Is there any new works in which we can look for you?

You can keep track of all of my new developments by visiting
http://www.toolgirl.com

Let me start by saying that I've always loved you work. Your character Olivia has always been one of my favorites. You played the part so well.
In 2002, I had the opportunity to visit with the owners of the property where RTA was filmed. They mentioned that you used to film your show "Anything I Can Do" in the same barn that was portrayed as the King barn RTA. Is this true? Did you enjoy filming the show in such a remote area? Did it pose any challenges?


Thanks for saying those nice things about me. I had a lot of fun and I guess it showed. Yes it's true! I missed the farm so much after Avonlea ended that rented it to shoot  Anything I Can Do. It was glorious. The only challenge was the gravel pit next door that used to detonate huge explosions in the middle of my earnest carpentry instructions, so it sounded like I had gas.

Did you ever  imagine or hope, that Road to Avonlea, would become so popular all over the world?

We never thought Avonlea would go beyond one season when we were shooting the first year. We were just amazed that it went on again every year. When it went 7 years, we were dumbfounded but felt terribly lucky. And it really did reach the whole world. In fact, I was once in an airplane flying over Malawi (Africa) and someone recognized me from Avonlea. So you just never know when you'll find a kindred spirit.

Would you or any of the other actors from Road to Avonlea consider to reprise your roles in a reunion movie or another Avonlea series?

Yes we would - see details in previous posts!

What do you miss the most about doing Road to Avonlea? Do you miss it at all?

Of course I miss it - the feeling of that world sleeps in your bones and sings in your blood. The thing I miss the most is being our in nature for hours every day, enjoying the compatibility of friends and colleagues, feeling the sun on our skin and breathing the fresh air.

In the sullivanmovies.com site, there is a never before see interview with you and Jackie Burroughs. At the beginning of the clip your were behind the couch on the floor. What were you doing behind the couch?

Whatever we wanted! We were draft. I don't remember. Arm wrestling I think.

Are they planning on taping the first official Avonlea reunion and release it on DVD later? A lot of fans including myself cannot attend the reunion and it would be nice to have a copy of the reunion to watch at home.

We talked a little about taping it. We'll certainly take lots of photos and post 'em.

Why, what was that poem about? Are you saying it wasn't about flowers? I'm scandalized! No, really, what was it about? Dang, I'm always the last to find out. Was it really about that rotten Fanny Tarbush!?

As long as it wasn't about Abby Mcneill, I'm okay. That floozy.

What were some of your comedic influences? Did any influences inspire you inn your portrayal of Olivia? Also what was working with Harmony like? Was she mild like her Cecily character?  

My comedic influences were anyone I'd ever found funny and lovable, including Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Sandy Dennis, Mike Myers and Judy Garland.

A few years back, you mentioned in an interview about participating in an Avonlea float with Sarah, Gema, and Zach in California. Do you remember when that was? Was it after the first season?

I think it was between the first and second seasons - it was The Hollywood Christmas parade. The parade announcer kept pronouncing the name of the show as "Eh-Von-Leah". And we all kept yelling back at them "AVONLEEEEEE!!!"

How are you similar to Olivia? How are you different?

Olivia is much better looking and more charitable. We do share similar taste in men.

Are you married? Do you have a family?

Very married, and loving it. Three cats, no kids.

If your were writing season 8 of Avonlea what would you have wanted to happen?

Sarah would return to Avonlea and start a home for wayward girls. Jasper and Olivia would also return and Hetty would begging coaching wayward girls in the art of elocution. Felicity would have had 13 children and Gus would be living in the barn to prevent further mishaps.

Were or are there any plans for sping off of Avonlea, perhaps the Dales in  England?

There are surely plans in the works. We must all keep our body parts crossed. (Especially Gus)

What is the funniest (or most memorable) behind-the-scenes- moment that you remember about yourself or your fellow cast members?

The day they started up 5 airplanes propellers to hurl potato flakes at us as we faked a blizzard in the woods. I still have potato in my eyes when I wake up in the morning.

What are some aspects of your character Olivia King-Dale that are similar to you or what was your role in developing her character throughout the series?

I was kinda wild in real life at the time - so it was good that I had to go to work and get all proper and wear constricting underclothes. I didn't have much say in how the character developed, except that I had good chemistry with R.H. in am early episode (The Awkward Man) and that eventually wound up propelling our characters into marriage. Which was king of fun because we'd actually grown up neighbors in Richmond Hill and I'd always had a crush on Bob as a kid.

What are some things you'd wished Olivia could have done during the series and didn't get a chance to do?

I so wanted a turn in that hang glider Jasper made. And I would like to have performed serio-comic songs in a sister act with Hetty. And I would like to have done some acting that could have been called 'luminous' by TV critics. And I would like to have had a skinny-dipping scene with Mrs Potts and Eulalie Bugle.

Were there episodes or storylines in RTA that you personally influenced? Did you have any ideas that were used?

No, my ideas, as you can see, are terrible.

What storylines would you have liked to have seen happen, had the series continued?

I think Jasper should've had his own radio show broadcasting around the globe from PEI and I think Hetty should've wound up with Clive Pettibone after Muriel's mysterious disapearance after the church rummage sale.

Many of us fans have batted around and proposed ideas to Kevin about an Avonlea: the Next Generation type of movie or tv series. What would you think about coming back for that?

In a heart beat!

We're in a bit of a fix. Elizabeth's washing machine is broken, and neither of her two forum buds (me and Maria Cristina) have been able to help her. Since your chat is timed so perfectly, I thought I'd ask you what references (books, web pages) you turn to when you have a problem you can't fix. Any advise?

You should all own a copy of Black and Decker's Illustrated Guide to Home Repair! Good luck!

Have enjoyed watching RTA since it came out! Gus Pike is to blame for the way my life has turned out - I asked my parents for a violin after I saw that 1st show with Micheal (Gus). Since then, I have been everywhere with 'me fiddle'. (It goes where I go! lol)

Way to go.

Jasper Dale: The lovalble ol' Jasper! What was your favorite episode with RH?

I loves the one where we fell out of the canoe in the middle of a marital impasse.

What in your opinion was the worst episode? (In the whole series) Why?
I don't remember any bad ones. I was bad in a few, but there were no episodes I remember as tanking.

And in what episode do you feel that you began to bond with the crew as a whole?

The first one. It really was the best working environment and such a lovable group of colleagues.

Who do you miss working with the most?

Digger.

And what was Jackie like with you off screen?

We'd go out and eat fries together every night after work. We bonded over fries.

If you had the chance to go back and re-do an episode, which one would it be?

There was one episode where I had the flu and had to keep leaving the set to perform flu-like behavior (to be genteel). I looked wan and vexed in that episode. It was something about an antique show or something. Aunt Janet and Aunt Abigail were there, That's all I remember.

PEI is the greatest island in the world. Have been 3 times (including living there for 9 months). Had you been to PEI before you started filming?

Yes, I starred in my own one-women show in 1981 at the Charlottetown Festival. I love it there.

Would like to go to Uxbridge someday.

You won't regret it?

Is "Mag" short for something or is it your given name? Which of the characters you've played throughout your career was you favorite?

Mag is short for Maggie, which is short for Margaret, which is the rather regal name I was given at birth but it didn't stick past about 3 weeks because I was not dignified even as an infant, Aunt Olivia was the most of the parts I've played.

Do you still meet people who you act with them in RTA?

I see them all a few times a year. It always feels like coming home.

You are a great author, why do you not write a book of your memories of Avonlea days, about all the  things that happened at the moment of creating those wonderful sequences? (we still like to hear from RTA days)

I've never thought of that. I don't know if I remember enough, but it would be fun to interview the rest of the cast and relate the combined memories.

As aunt Olivia you spent a lots of time with talented little Sara Stanley and Road to Avonlea and today we see Sarah Polley as one of the most active actresses and film makers in north America. How do you describe Sarah Polley today and what do you think about her?

I describe her as brilliant. I describe her as unique, wise, spirited and brave. I think only the best of her, and I am sure she is going to leave and enormous and valuable mark on the world.

If you could spend and afternoon with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

I'd like to spend and afternoon with the Viking who discovered Newfoundland. I just like the Vikings.

Have you read any Lucy Maud Mongomery? If so, what was your favorite book?

I liked her journals best.

You were wonderful as Olivia King Dale, and I'm sure I can speak for every RTA fan when I say it would be awesome to have another reunion. Are there any plans in the works for a romp to the land of Avonlea?

I think 'plans' is too strong a word, but there are sparks of ideas and perhaps one will catch.

Is Mag short for anything?

Margaret, Egad. Only used when I'm in trouble for I get called that.

Mag, you are a refreshingly hilarious lady! Thank you for entertaining us whilst (yes, I used that word) you answer you questions! Thanks again! We appreciate you!

Whilst is a fine word. Use it often!

I guess I do have a few question though, how did you hear about the part, were you the first choice for Aunt Olivia and how did you feel when you got the part?

I heard about the part form my agent. I was very nervous because I'd never done straight acting, only comedy. I worked very hard on my lines and showed up with my rather short hair pulled into a pathetic bun. The audition as full of Aunt Hettys and no other Aunt Olivias, so I figured I was just early. I did my audition and Kevin seemed to be ignoring me so I figured I tanked. I moved to California. I am not making this up. I did. And when I got there I bought an answering machine and went out. The first message on my answering machine was from my agent. "Come back. You got the part in Road to Avonlea." I came back.

Just wanted to know that I bought 3 items you used in Road to Avonlea.

Okay I just want to know if you're that guy who keeps emailing and asking for photos of my feet!

Those wonderful boots, A pink knitted short sleeved top and the blue flowery top you wore in Happy Christmas Miss King.

Dang, I loved that blue top! What so you want for it?

To top it off, Would it be possible for a signed photo from you to add to add to my collection?

Yes of course. As long as it's not my feet in the picture. Please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for staying up late. Enjoy those boots!

Hi guys I'm taking a dinner break so I'll answer the rest of your questions later. This was fun. Thanks for participating.
Mag

Do you find it strange to be answering questions from people who love shows like Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables even though it finished airing over 10 years ago?

No. These programs are ageless, and they are attractive to people for good reasons. People like the feeling they get from the shows. They resonate with the emotional atmosphere and they want more of that feeling. As long as you want more of a feeling, you're going to stay connected to anything that gives you that feeling. So no, I don't think it's strange at all. I think it's admirable to want to feel good.

Do you think it would ever possible to make another RTA movie like Happy Christmas Ms. King? If so, would you be willing to star as Aunt Olivia again?

I think it would be possible. The actors would all need to agree to come back of course, which can sometimes be an irritating issue, and they all need to be in the country at once. And there would have to be a compelling story, but that wouldn't be too tough because the characters are all so distinct and societal changes (in the roaring Twenties, for instance) would create interesting and diverse pressures on the characters. There would have to be compliance funding to make it worthwhile for the producers and that can be the most difficult component. There also has to be massive inspiration on the part of the producers because it can be a slog getting through all of the pitching and funding and budgeting and negotiating and hiring and organizing and costuming and set building and location selection and, and, and, ....you get the picture; it's an enormous undertaking. But it would be possible.
Keep the faith.

I would like to see a spin-off series which somehow included both Olivia and Grace Bailey. This might require some kind of time travel. Or else you would have to be twenty or thirty years older than Grace. (I got this brainstorm when I saw you and Grace replace a kitchen P-trap.) What do you think?

I adore Kathy Greenwood, so I'm with you. We both had the same kind of role (the awkward spinster), so it would be fun. Perhaps a period (Forties) sitcom called The Maids, in which two women who work as welders try to get husbands during the 2nd world war when there are no men around. So mostly they end up taking care of their aged parents and daydreaming about being married to Spencer Tracy.
Okay, I'm on it!

Did you get along well in real life and do you still keep in touch? Also another question about RTA, I read most of the interiors of the houses were shot in a studio but were they all because "King Farm" looks like a real house?

We were pretty tight in real life. We went out together almost every night after work and ate French fries and discussed life with alarming intensity. She's adorable and I talk to her once or twice a year. So we're not in close touch, but we don't lose track of each other either. Yes, the interiors of King Farm were shot in studio in studio, even though there is a real house on the farm where we shot the exteriors of Avonlea. People actually live in the house (the lovely Helen and Jack) so it wouldn't it have worked to shoot inside their house, plus it's harder to light a real house than it is to light a studio set, which has the benefit of not having a ceiling so you can hang lots of Fresnels ans scoops and Redheads (grip lingo).

I've enjoyed all 5 seasons of Avonlea. And, anxiously waiting the release of season 6 in May. I remember watching for the first time around 1993 on the Disney Channel. I would rush home everyday after work to watch. I was curious of the temperature it would be sometimes during filing. You all looked like you were freezing to death, but, kept on smiling! And, did it really snow most of the time as well? I'm also interested in your book regarding BBQing. Is it available for purchase in the states?

Yup, sometimes it was brutally cold. The reason we were smiling was because our lips were frozen to our teeth. after the first season we all bought technical gear (mountaineering underwear and socks) to wear under our costumes, after that the winter shooting wasn't so bad. The coldest I remember it being was minus 30. Sometimes we had trouble talking because our faces were stiff. But it built character. I have a book called "How Hard Can It Be?" and it's available in the States through the usual online vendors, or at http://www.beyondword.com. It's not about barbecuing knowledge, if written in large letters with a Sharpie, would fit on the palm of my hand.

In Road to Avonlea, what episode do you feel was your best performance and why?

I thought some of my best work was in the episode where I had to have a baby. I didn't have the first clue about how to have a baby and I still don't So if you want to see someone totally faking and important life experience, that's the episode.

How did your involvement in the repair show come about? Was it enjoyable?

I'd gotten married to a carpenter in San Francisco during a week off from shooting the first season of Avonlea. (Sounds sketchy, I know but we're still married so it wasn't the spectacularly bad judgment most people assumed it was when I got hitched 3 weeks after I'd met the guy, who's name is Daniel by the way). Whenever Avonlea was on hiatus (about 6 months a year) I'd go help Daniel build houses. So I learned lots and eventually became a contractor. When Avonlea ended, the Canadian women's network contacted me to ask if I wanted to host a repair shoe for women. It was a lot of fun and I had some of the best laughs of my life, particularly when trying to execute plumbing repairs, because plumbing sucks (literally and figuratively). We shot almost as many episodes of A Repair to Remember (78) as we did of Avonlea (91), but in a total of about 8 weeks, as opposed to 7 years!

What was it like wearing all the clothes that you had to wear? Were you able to take any "shortcuts" by not wearing some of the undergarments and such, especially in the summer? Did you have seamstresses  make your clothes or where did you get them from? I absolutely love the clothes from that era. What was your favorite Avonlea outfit?(ETA: Now that I re-read some of the questions before mine, I think this first part was already answered) What was your most despised outfit? What happened to all of the clothing and props after RTA??

Occasionally things pinched, and the wooly stuff itched, but most of the time I was happy in everything I wore. Yes, most of us had a day or two in summer when we 'forgot' to put on our corsets. You just had to stand up straight and ACT like you were corseted, and that way you could more or less fool the wardrobe department. Some of them were on to us, but they had too much compassion to force us to put the corset on in the heat. Some of the clothing was original, rented from a company in England. It was very delicate and most of us were too big for it. Women at the turn of the century weren't as athletic as we are now, so their shoulders were small and for that reason I had trouble fitting into some of the period clothing. A very talented team of designers, cutters and seamstresses made sure that we had lots of custom made outfits. I was especially lucky to get some of the prettier things, especially the suits made for Olivia's career women days. My most despised outfit was the pregnancy body suit. Thankfully I only had to wear it for one episode. It was all padding and lead birdshot to give realistic weight and it was hot as blazes. I'd had it with that thing by the time the episode ended. Some of it is still in the closets at Sullivan Entertainment! Some of it is for sale on eBay and some of it remains in the safekeeping of collectors. The hats raised our body temperature by 40% which was handy in winter, not handy in summer. So it would be fair to say that we liked our hats in winter.

Are you still friends and do you still talk with anyone from the cast of Road to Avonlea?

Yes I think I've answered the question about staying in touch with the cast. I think we will always be friends.

Mag, are surprised at the popularity of Road to Avonlea and the long-lasting impression it's had on it's fans? I mean, I watch RTA all the time, and I never tire of it, and I know many others who feel/do the same. Did you ever think, when making this show, that it would be sooo loved by sooo many, and that it's popularity would last this long?

I'm not surprised. We knew when we were making it that it was special, and it makes sense that people would respond whole-heartedly to the love in the labor. I'm glad that Avonlea is still making people happy. I hope its effects lasts a very long time.

Do you still keep in contact with the other cast members? Have you ever been to Australia? When you signed up for RTA did you have any idea it would become as popular as it did?

Every chance I get. No, but my brother has moved to New Zealand, so when I'm visiting him I will definitely have a good romp in Australia too. No! We thought it would only for one season. It was a huge surprised to all of us when it got picked up after the first season, and then we all started hoping it would go on forever. I'm waiting for my hair to go gray do I can do character parts. In the meantime, I'm about to launch an Internet how-to-show. For news about that, please visit http://www.toolgirl.com. I've also written a screenplay that takes place in the 11th century in an alternate timeline. The story is about a young princess who loses her youth, her parents and her kingdom on her 11th birthday. In order to reclaim everything she's lost she has to discover her metaphysical powers. It's quite fun. I'm also writing a young adult novel, and there are 4 others in the series.

Do you play any musical instruments? What's your favorite style of music? Do you sing to yourself?

I play guitar and piano by ear. Hip hop, classical, musical theatre, Indian Bhangra, African drums, Australian didg, trance music - i.e. eclectic taste! Always, especially when I'm anxious. Or happy. Or bored. In fact, I song all the time. I'm working on producing an album this summer with a few of my professional friends, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

Would you ever come to this forum again? Perhaps just to post stuff and join in on all the fun and excitement??

I'd come back for another night of fun anytime.

Do you still talk to some of the cast on a regular basis? If so who?

Mostly R.H., Jackie and Sarah. I was at Gema's wedding a couple of years ago and she was the most beautiful I've ever seen her.

What was your best behind-the-scenes memory?
 
Jasper and I practicing our canoe dump at lunch before having to shoot it in the afternoon. We got in enormous trouble with the director because we got wet. But then we only needed one take when it came to shooting. He's probably still mad. His problem.

Did you and the cast ever hang out anywhere?

Jackie and I used to spend a lot of time in a bar at Richmond and Sherbourne in Toronto. The Montreal Bistro. Cast members lived in such different locations that it would have been difficult  to hang out after work, so the best place to goof around was in the studio lunchroom.

Did you ever keep one of your costume pieces as a souvenir?

The wardrobe department gave me the linen hanky into which I sobbed on the last day of shooting! But that's all I have.

What was it like working with Lally Cadeau? I've always wanted to meet her, and know more about her.

She's a beautiful babe with a heart as big as a car and she's living in Stratford, Ontario where she is a major component in the acting company of the Stratford Festival.

Do you plan to write any more repair books?

Nope, I think I've said all I need to say about home repair, at least in writing!

What's your favorite Color?

Red.

What's you favorite food?

Chocolate.


What's you favorite dish involving a potato?

Fries, the backbone of my diet.

WhatSs you favorite animal?

The noble wolf.

Mag, how did you like your time with the wonderful cast of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea? Was it hard for you, not to mention all the others who made "the switch", to switch characters from Anne of Green Gables to your new characters in Road to Avonlea?

Honestly, it was one of the best times of my life. The people were wonderful and the scenery was idyllic. It was a great working environment. The switch wasn't hard at all; most  of us had only played our Anne characters for a day or two of shooting, so in fact it was much nicer to have more lines to play with in Avonlea. We sunk our teeth into the new roles and never looked back.

You were so good with the kids on Road to Avonlea, I was wondering are married and do you have any kids of your own?

Nope, just cats!

If Sullivan Entertainment decided to do another reunion movie, would Olivia Dale come back from England to be in the movie?

I think Olivia would come back if Sarah was getting married, or if Hetty had fallen ill, or if Alec go the gout, or if Felcity was expecting triplets, or if Cecily joined the circus. Or, really even if the Ladies' Auxilliary needed a pie baked. Because Olivia, while she was adjusted to Oxford protocols and Jasper's brainy colleagues, misses the comaraderie and rambuctiousness of Island life.

Also what was the funnest episode to do?

The episode with the bats, especially when one of them landed on the camera man's back in the middle of a take and shat all down his shirt.