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Saturday, November 30, 2013

THE BAY The Series: A Woman of Substance: Sofia’s Southern charm turns tough as nails

With her Southern charm and sassy lilt, Jacklyn Zeman’s portrayal of Sofia Madison has captured the heart of not only the Bay City’s mayor, but the show’s legion of fans. Along the way, she’s continually voiced the question that’s been on everyone’s mind. “Why is Jack so obsessed with Sara Garrett?” Hopefully that question will be answered when the eleventh hour of THE BAY streams Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3:15pm ET / 12:15pm PT.
“Sofia may turn on her southern charm to keep her husband and her marriage happy, but she is no fool. She is a strong, smart woman who will fight for her man and will fight to keep her man,” reveals Zeman. Viewers, who got a hint of Sofia in previous episodes of THE BAY, can expect to see more from her in next week’s chapter 11. “It was exciting to receive a pilot script with more scenes and more story,” said Zeman. Calling Sofia a woman of substance, Zeman shared her desire to show more of those qualities as the story progresses.
Zeman, who loves her character’s energy and positive approach to getting what she wants, expressed gratitude to show’s creator, Gregori J. Martin, for creating such a fun and interesting character. “I just adore playing Sofia. It's interesting to portray a woman who is enamored with the life she has as the Mayor's wife and all the benefits that entails,” Zeman said. An independent and complex character who can be soft and feminine, Sofia’s ‘tough as nails’ attitude also appeals to Zeman. “She will do whatever it takes to succeed and is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, but she’s also such a girly glamour puss,” laughs Zeman in reference to her character’s fun fashion sense.

In addition to the fun she has portraying Sofia, Zeman also expressed love for “THE BAY family” and admiration for the show’s creator, Gregori J. Martin. “He has a very creative mind and can visualize story and character development for the future, but sometimes the actors aren't privy to what the future holds. The opportunity to get in the groove and go with the flow is very satisfying and ultimately, I think it adds dimension to the complexity and growth of character,” shared Zeman.
Outside of working on THE BAY, Zeman has been a busy woman. “I’ve been working, traveling, raising funds for Leukemia research and I did shoot some shows for General Hosptial,” reveals Zeman. A dedicated mom just like the character she portrays, Zeman has also been spending time with her two daughters, Cassidy and Lacey Rose.
To see more of Sofia’s Southern charm and to find out what she and the mayor have in store, tune in to THE BAY on Dec. 5. Previous episodes of THE BAY can be viewed on BLIPTV or by visiting THE BAY's official website.

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