Television viewers love to dissect the quirks, ticks and foibles of their favorite TV characters, whether it’s Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show or Carrie Mathison in the hit Showtime series Homeland (Alfre Woodard portrayed her in the first two seasons). In Loot, British television fans see Meagen Fay as Rhonda, whose anti-social behavior reveals glimpses into her troubled past. When Loot’s top-notch crew sinks into despair, it’s up to Rona to shake them up and change their outlook. Meagen Fay as Rhonda in Loot: A Unique Perspective
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About Meagen Fay
Meagen Fay was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, studied classical theatre abroad, and served her apprenticeship in the theatre in Dublin, Ireland. After garnering rave revues for her work in The Dublin Theatre Festival production of Lysistrata, Meage had a long list of credits that includes stage work with the Abbey Theatre Company and several productions at the Royal Court Theatre.
Who is Rhonda?
Rhonda is a tough, strong-willed woman who is fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She will always be there for you and she’s not afraid to tell you the truth. Her motto is If you’re too weak for my truth, then I don’t want to know you. And she lives by this code with everyone around her.
It’s an unspoken rule that if you need help from anyone in the neighborhood, all you have to do is knock on Rhonda’s door and someone will be there for you no matter what time it is or what their personal situation may be. She is constantly looking out for everyone else before herself. She has given up so much of herself just so that others could have more opportunities than they had without giving up their own dreams.
I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to Meagen Fay, who is playing my character, Rhonda. She has been on set for over two weeks now and has brought so much life to the role! It’s been an honor watching her bring my work to life. I hope everyone enjoys the show! And if they’re not available on November 13th, please tune into TNT at 10pm EST/PST on Tuesday, November 20th.
In Actors We Trust
In Actors We Trust is a blog that provides reviews and insights into the world of acting and theatre. This week, we’re reviewing an episode of the television show, Loot. One of the actresses on this episode is Meagen Fay, who played Rhonda. Fay has been performing since she was 12 years old, studied classical theatre abroad, and served her apprenticeship in Dublin. Her work has been praised by critics for its naturalism, realism and sincerity; while her credits include Lysistrata at the Dublin Theatre Festival. On Loot she demonstrates these qualities with such restraint that it’s hard to believe this is her first foray into television drama.
Eagerly Awaiting Next Season
What to watch next? We’re aching for the next season of Loot and we have a feeling that Meagen Fay will play an even more central role. Until then, get to know the actress who brings Rhonda’s story to life through this Q&A! What was it like to work on Loot?
Working on Loot was amazing; I learned so much from the cast, crew, directors and other actors about how TV is filmed. I loved working with Rosie Day – she really understood Rhonda’s journey. It was such an exciting project to be part of.
What did you learn from playing Rhonda?
Who is Meagen Fay?
Meagen Fay is a stage and screen actor who has received rave reviews for her work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at The Dublin Theatre Festival. She was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois and studied classical theatre abroad before serving her apprenticeship in the theatre in Dublin, Ireland.
Who is Meagen Fey’s husband?
I have been married to my husband, Thomas, for 15 years. We met at our college and he was my first serious boyfriend. He is the love of my life. Our marriage has always been a priority to both of us and we’ve never wanted children, so we decided to share our lives and not let anything get in the way of that.
Who is the voice of Megan Fay in over the top?
As the voice of Rhonda in the popular TV series Loot, Meagen Fay brings a fresh, unique perspective to the Hollywood scene. Her background is not typical for a Hollywood actress. She was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, studied classical theatre abroad, and served her apprenticeship in the theatre in Dublin, Ireland.