If you liked Loving Annabelle and its lead Erin Kelly, prepare to meet and love Sarah Stouffer in Bloomington, which you can catch at your local LGBT film festival. Stouffer plays Jackie, a former child star whom, while venturing out on her own at college and attempting to adapt to everyday student life, falls for Allison McAtee‘s Catherine, a fierce professor with a reputation for having affairs with her students.
AfterEllen.com caught up with Stouffer to discuss the straight actress’s first film role, working with out director Fernanda Cardoso and what happened when she hit on her co-star.
AfterEllen.com: How did you first get involved with Bloomington?
AE: Did you know you were going up for a gay role when you headed out?
AE: Did you approach the role any differently because of the lesbian story line?
AE: How was working with Fernanda Cardoso? Did you lean on her for any of the film’s lesbian content?
Maybe this is totally not the right thing to say, but I don’t feel like the lesbian content was any different [from] day-to-day not lesbian content. It was just more of portraying this character who was in a relationship. I didn’t really have any insider questions that I made her answer.
AE: Was this your first time playing gay?