Archive for December, 2012


Now that this story has been completed, it’s the appropriate time to look back and reflect. As I go through every individual, I will share some stories and give a little insight to my cast, of whom I have so blessed to have spent the time working and getting to know them. The Cavanaughs will hold a special place in my heart, I feel honored to work amongst individuals who have all had a special place in their heart to be a part of an ensemble. So hope you enjoy these as I have had looking back with a loving smile. First up, our fearless leader Ginger Snappz aka Michael Womack.

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How did I met Ginger Snappz?

Hmm, I’m sure it was at a place called Mickey’s in West Hollywood. We had friends in common. I think off the bat there was a mutual admiration. He made me laugh. And I knew that he was the real deal.

How did Ginger Snappz land the role of Noreen Cavanaugh?

The role of Noreen Cavanaugh was played by another actor in the stage versions and on the original TV pilot. However the actor also ran a restaurant and when we started to prep the webseries, he opted to drop out to focus on his other flourishing career. For a good day, I was stressed on finding another actor. Cwennen Corral (Maddie) immediately said, call Michael Womack, saying he was a good man with a huge personality and that he would fit in just nicely. So we got in contact and it all worked out just nicely. I still remember his first day, where his character was introduced playing strip poker! You just knew there was something special happening.

Favorite Moments :

Michael impressed me right off the bat. He was a team player and so easy to work with. He never complained, if he did, I never heard it. Whenever someone new was on set, you could count on him to welcome the newbies. You could be sure to hear and love his infectious laugh. Well here are some thought of my favorite moments from each season!

*Season 1:
There was fun moment I liked with Ginger when his character was recounting Aaron Spelling stories mixing fact with fiction. Having drinks with friends and telling stories is just one of those moments where the audience gets invested with a character.

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*Season 2:
In the finale, as this ragtag group of friends celebrated on the eve of the production of their sitcom. Noreen toasted and lead the group in toasts, where she lead the group to realize that what they have created was a family. Actor Ginger Snappz made the scene so sincere with his honest delivery.

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*Season 3:
The one scene that stands out for me is when Noreen summoned Charlotte after Charley had disappeared. I remembered when I first saw the completed footage and just smiled at Ginger’s acting. To see the character Noreen comes to Charley’s defense was delightful. I am pretty sure at the time Ginger was unaware that I was planning to reveal Charley as his daughter, though I did drop several hints in season 1. His last lines threatening Charlotte were golden!

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*Season 4
Ginger had a knock out last season. Being kidnapped, reconciling w her daughter, learning who was responsible. What I loved was when Noreen invited her kidnapper Marlena (Georgan George) to Maddie’s wedding in an act of forgiveness. Ginger gave a simple sincere and believable performance that just made me smile.

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Parting words :

I believe what is meant to be is meant to be. I feel that Ginger Snappz aka Michael Womack was meant to play Noreen Cavanaugh. A fun fact is that Noreen is named after an aunt who passed away from Lupus. She was a force to be reckoned with, who would always tell it as it is, sometimes bluntly and sometimes with a sincere voice. Michael brought his awesome personality and is much loved by the cast and crew. His character was a leader, and so is Michael/Ginger. And he does it with class, with humor and with much love. Thank you for bringing this character to life and its no wonder you became a fan favorite. You are just an exceptional human being. Cheers!

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The Cavanaughs Ep 412: This Time Next Year

In the Season 4 Finale, the gang reunite once more to give Mark a proper send off. Justin and Maddie get ready for their honeymoon. Sarah tries to encourage Scott to reconcile with Mark.

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Joseph Janesin (Kent)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)
Nathaniel Vincent (Bingo)

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The Cavanaughs Ep 411: Once Upon Another Time

A few weeks have passed and friends gather for Justin & Maddie. Noreen forgives Marlena. Mark takes a job offer for New York and invites Dumas. Dumas guest starts on “Entertainment News LA”

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales & Cwennen Corral

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Ryan Kibby (Shea/Detective Drew)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)

with
Katie Caprio (Kirsten)
Georgan George (Marlena)
Jason Medwin (Victor)
Terrence Moss (D’Montrell)
Jacqueline Schofield (Terri)
Matthew Trbovich (Zack)
Nathaniel Vincent (Bingo)

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*tidbits – final episode for Katie Caprio, Georgan George, Terrence Moss, Matthew Trbovich and Ryan Kibby

Camille Bennett Wilson (Hope) - The Cavanaughs

November 29th marked the last air date for Camille Bennett, who has played the devious Hope since September 2011. We at The Cavanaughs have enjoyed having Camille as part of our cast. Camille is embarking on a new chapter in her life – motherhood! Cheers Camille! We love you and wish you the best!

Will you miss the character of Hope?
Of course! Playing the villain has been a dream for me. It’s so much more exciting to play someone with such complexity. She really could be so evil and it was so fun to see her story line play out.

What are some of your fondest memories filming ?
The cat fight with Maddie at the end of last season! The actress who plays Maddie (Cwennen Corral) is just lovely… so screaming and lunging at her was beyond comical. Also, Grand Landry, who plays Mark continually had me in a sleeper hold between takes.

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Do you have a favorite scene?
The scene where Hope gets drunk at the cast party or where she takes a bullet. Both were very fun to film.

How do you feel about Hope’s change after the coma?
I would like to believe its legitimate, but even I don’t trust her 🙂

Do you feel she’s being genuine with Justin and Mark?
I feel that Hope will ALWAYS have something up her sleeve.

How do you feel about Hope’s exit?
I think there is more to the story. She is still keeping secrets and who knows how she could bombshell her way back into the lives of the Cavanaughs.

What’s next for Camille?
Like my evil counterpart Hope, I, along with my very sweet husband, are welcoming our first child. I was pregnant the entire last season of the Cavanaughs. So while Hope would fake a baby, that bump is the real deal!