Jenna von Oy (“Six” from Blossom!) reunites with Mayim to discuss coming of age on television, their mixed feelings about 90’s nostalgia, and the evolution of Jenna’s sexuality. They reminisce about all things Blossom - the origins of its “hat culture”, their on-set inside jokes & pranks, the groundbreaking nature of the show, why the odds were stacked against them, and their excitement about a potential Blossom reboot. Jenna explains how she cultivated emotional agility to handle rejection as a child actor, her people-pleasing tendencies that developed from portraying “girl next door” qualities, and how her role in her family changed after she found success acting, including the hard financial lessons she had to learn. She also opens up about the acceptance she found after beginning a relationship with a woman.
The Cassandra Project is a short-film trilogy depicting the high stakes impact of women’s voices not being heard. The production team, a collective of women-led creatives, seeks to build a community and inspire conversations that work toward a future vision where women are heard, accepted, and understood.