We Love Soaps first interviewed Canadian actress and singer Jacqueline M. Wood back in 2009 and asked her about her career goals. She told us, "I am open to anything right now, taking it day by day, and just always want to challenge myself. She has certainly done that. In addition to earning two Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Steffy Forrester on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, she has taken on diverse roles in primetime TV and film, including guest-starring in The CW's ARROW and playing the lead in the LMN movie, Her Husband's Betrayal.
She's now taking on a new challenge as host of E!'s upcoming series PARTY ON, which premieres Thursday, December 5th at 10 p.m. ET. Each episode will focus on one glamorous location where Jacqui will spend 48 hours checking out the incredible vistas, tasting the delectable cocktails and cuisine, and trying out the often extreme activities that make each destination one-of-a-kind.
We Love Soaps asked Jacqui about traveling around the globe for PARTY ON in our new interview. Read it below:
WE LOVE SOAPS: My first reaction to seeing the PARTY ON promo is that you have the best job in the world. Is it as fun as it looks?
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD: It is definitely one of the best jobs ever. I can't wait for PARTY ON to premiere on December 5th and relive those incredible moments all over again. As an actress, I've been lucky enough to experience some pretty amazing parties and travel for work, but nothing compared to this. This was next level!!
WE LOVE SOAPS: You travel to some incredible places around the globe on PARTY ON. Were there things about the locations or people that were universal to all the locales?
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD: Everywhere I traveled, I met people that had a "vacationer's mindset." It didn't matter where they came from or how long they would be staying, everyone wanted to let loose and do things that they don't normally do at home. Whether that was skinny dipping or salsa dancing, the people I encountered wanted to have fun. It's healthy and cathartic to step away from your comfort zone once in awhile and have a little fun on vacation. Life is short!
WE LOVE SOAPS: Based on your experience traveling the world, if I find myself in a strange city, what's the best way to find the party?
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD: It's really easy to find a party on vacation, because most people are already in party mode. Depending on where you are in the world, using social media always helps. If you’re seaside, head to the marina, boaters are always down for a good time, whether they own a mega yacht or an outboard. Find groups of people that have similar interest and hobbies as you. Go rock climbing, scuba diving or start talking to people in the local bar. If you have a friendly personality, trust me, the invites will come.
WE LOVE SOAPS: Did you do a lot of research on each location before arriving?
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD: Everywhere I traveled with PARTY ON I planned ahead. Not only do I Google everything I can find, but I ask my Twitter and Facebook friends who are from there or have been there for their recommendations of do's and don'ts.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure to tune in to premiere of PARTY ON on Thursday, December 5th at 10 p.m. ET. Here's a promo for PARTY ON:
- Jacqueline MacInnes Wood's Next Appearance On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Set For December 12
Roger Newcomb is a producer and writer in New York City. Aside from co-hosting WE LOVE SOAPS TV, he has written and produced a full-length indie film, Manhattanites, and two radio soap operas. He has also made acting appearances in indie web series such as IMAGINARY BITCHES, and produces the annual Indie Soap Awards. He served as a producer on the first two seasons of Emmy-nominated THE BAY, and is executive producer on the indie short May Mercy Lie, which is currently making the rounds at film festivals. He appeared in FRANCOPRHENIA in 2012 and the documentary SOAP LIFE, out on DVD in 2013.