You are about to star in an episode of Animal Planet's Hillbilly
Handfishin' - so do tell us, what's the show and especially your
Hillbilly Handfishin' is a show about noodling on Animal
Planet. It stars Skipper Bivens and Trent Jackson, who have been noodling
their whole lives. They take our sets of friends to the great outdoors of
Oklahoma to get their hands dirty.
How did you get involved with the show in
the first place?
My fiance Brett Wagner got me on the show.
And yes, we are still together... LOL
What's it like to tackle an actual
catfish, and with your bare hands, too?
The water is muddy
and murky, so it's very scary. You have NO clue what you are getting into!
And you cannot see anything. So you must "feel" your way around
the fish and figure out how to get catch him! You have no clue how big or
small the fish is too, until you attempt to pull it out of the water. It's
Prior to the
show, did you have any actual fishing experience (by hand or otherwise)?
And based on this new experience, will you ever go (cat-)fishing again?
experience with fishing... This was all new to me!
does appearing on a show like this compare to actual acting in front of a
Being on a TRUE reality show is much different than
acting. There was no re-take... and this show is 100% real. No scripts, no
set-ups, no warning. You just had to dive in and go!!!
So what can you tell us about your location, the
Red River of Oklahoma, and the actual shoot?
arrived, I had settled with the fact that I was going to catch catfish
with my bare hands. What I didn't know was about all the other elements we
had to face. The cottonmouth snakes, that swim. So if they got into the
water, we were in HUGE trouble (they are highly poisonous snakes). The
poisonous spiders. The flying carp. The gar. The BEAVERS! Yes, wild
beavers... It was like being in a zoo without the fences.
So when and
where can the show (and especially your episode) be seen?
episode will air on Animal Planet on Aug 30th at 6pm PST. I'm
hearing rumors it was also be shown at 10pm and 2am as well.
future projects you'd like to share?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
I am still working on
getting my short film Miss Poppins done. But we are almost there. Then we
will be submitting and hopefully, going to festivals with it in 2014.
website, Facebook whatever else?
"follow" me on here!!!
Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
met Robert Pattinson, he was a very nice and humble guy!!! :)
for the interview!