Fast 5 with Paige Emerson

Lesbian ShakespearePaige Emerson co-stars in the upcoming LGBT interracial vampire romance “With a Kiss I Die,” an LGBTQ Shakespearean romance set for release August 28.

Filmed on the gorgeous Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini, “With a Kiss I Die” tells the story of Juliet Capulet (of Shakespearean fame) who is plucked from death and turned into a vampire. She is forced to live all eternity without her sweet Romeo. Now, 800 years later, Juliet meets a young woman who captures her heart again. But Juliet’s new family, headed by a blood-thirsty patriarch, disapproves of the pairing. Juliet must once again choose between love and family obligations, terrified that repeating her past mistakes will lead to even more tragedy.

Directed by Ronnie Khalil under his Clownfish Productions marquee, the film stars Ella Kweku (Juliet Capulet) and newcomer Paige Emerson (Farryn), as well as top Greek actors from stage and screen George Kopsidas (Amaltheo) and Iaonnis Papazisis (cousin).

Watch the trailer.

Do you have any phobias? (please enumerate with embarrassing details)
I didn’t know until last year that I had a phobia. I was eating sushi with my cousin and we started talking about how some textures of fish creep us out. Julie has a background in psychology (working as a therapist) and she informed me that I might have Trypophobia. As soon as I looked it up, I knew I had it. This is going to sound dumb, but it’s the fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. It doesn’t sound creepy, BUT IT IS. I dare you to Google it and try not to cringe at pictures.

What song can you not get enough of right now?
I recently discovered La forêt by Lescop and I can’t get it out of my head! It makes me feel like I’m living in a movie and I would recommend it while driving fast.

Which celebrity would render you totally star struck if you were to meet him/her?
I LOVE Benedict Cumberbatch. When I meet him I’ll probably faint into his strong arms and we’ll ride into the sunset. After I regain consciousness, of course.

What would be your best piece of relationship advice?
My best piece of relationship advice would be to practice healthy communication. If you feel a certain way about something, say it in a respectful way. Express kindness in everything you do and talk.

If you could wake up tomorrow with one talent or skill you don’t presently have, what would you want that to be?
I would love to be able to speak Italian fluently. I can understand it because I grew up listening to it (most of my family is from Italy), but I’d love to speak it fluently. I also have this fantasy that if I can speak it, Italian restaurants will have to give me free food.

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