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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

THE BAY The Series: Making Things Happen - An interview with Bay City’s unflappable bad guy

What’s become of Steve Jensen – Bay City’s resident bad guy who we last saw kidnapping his beloved Sara – in the time between chapters 10 and 11? Where did Steve take her? Inquiring minds want to know. We spoke with the show’s multi-talented Matthew Ashford hoping to find out.

“It’s been a while since the last time we did this, and sometimes you look away and then turn back and wow…things have changed,” said Ashford about the upcoming chapter 11. As for what the fans might expect to see from his character, Ashford is pleased to say Steve has made some progress. “He’s moved from being this total outsider, to being an upstanding citizen,” he says with a hint of mischief. “He’s contributing to the community and providing services. I guess you could say he’s found his niche.” Don’t let these words fool you, Bay Watchers. Jensen is still the bad boy we all love to hate.

No stranger to playing dark characters, Ashford has found delight in portraying a more classic villain. “I enjoy the fact that he’s able to make things happen. He does what he wants to do – he’s sort of unflappable.” So what has this debonair scoundrel done to Sara? Unfortunately, Ashford wasn't spilling the beans, leaving fans no choice but to tune in to find out. 

A long-time supporter and champion of the web series format, Ashford is excited about the role THE BAY is playing in the ever-changing landscape. “This industry keeps growing and changing, and it’s good to be in on something that is a part of that,” shared Ashford.

Elaborating on the show’s growth, Ashford discussed how the show’s new four-camera format made for a more fun and exciting shoot. “This chapter was really fun and different. They had these tiny handheld cameras and one of them was inside the shoot with us, capturing some great moments.” 

As for Ashford’s work outside of THE BAY, he’s been busy “auditioning and working on a number of different projects,” reveals Ashford. “I’m not sure how much we’re ready to say, but I’ve been working on some other projects with Gregori and that’s been exciting.”

To see what havoc Steve Jensen is causing in Bay City now, tune in to THE BAY on Dec. 5. Previous episodes of THE BAY can be viewed on BLIPTV at or by visiting THE BAY's official website.

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