Catherine Carlen has showcased her brand of allure for years and her luminosity is a thing of beauty to behold. In “The Automatic Hate”, catch Catherine as Sarah, the free-spirited mother of ditzy Alexis Green (Adelaide Clemens) who make up a dysfunctional family of sorts in this tale of societal shift and taboos. It sure is a female-drive cast with Deborah Ann Woll recently of “Daredevil” fame joining these two ladies in being a most radiant trio. Kudos to Catherine for having her scene stealing moment of the film, baring it all as she tends to her gardening chores. Helen Mirren is not the only one with an innate sex appeal which we should by now acknowledge is age-free and Catherine sure has all the goods. You already know blue-eyed blondes have a special place on this very blog. Playing an exhibitionist is never easy by any means and I applaud her creative endeavor in doing so. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Catherine is proficient in the art-form of beguilement onscreen.
Besides dazzling up the indie genre, she’s also had a wonderful run on television having appeared on hit shows such as “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mindy Project” which also stars the amazing Beth Grant. In fact Catherine is starring alongside Beth in 2 other features, the indie fav “The Bridge Partner” as well as “Becca and Molly” which is screening at Cannes. Juggling her acting as well as being an accomplished acting coach to Hollywood stars is indicative of her passion for the film industry. This second coming of the über-talented Catherine is adore-worthy and she’s steadily rediscovering the magic touch she’s always had as a veritable storyteller.