Carla Collins's blond mug is everywhere. Hot on the high heels of her red-carpet gig at the Oscars, the smooth-talking star of Chez Carla, the Showcase soap Paradise Falls (upcoming) and co-host of CTV's eNOW grasps the mike to host tonight's (Thursday, April 19) Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition. Local comics competing for a trip to the Montreal comedy fest include Andy Boorman, Rodney Pentland, Carilynn Nicholson and Darryl Purvis, with Shaun Majumder appearing as "special guest." But count on Sault Ste. Marie native Collins, a frequent Just For Laughs performer herself, to keep the show together. See listings, this page, for details.
OK, the hair. What's the maximum height it's ever reached? I'm 5-foot-10, and I've been as tall as 6-foot-4 with the hair.
If they named a cocktail after you, what would be in it and how much would it cost? It would cost less than a beer, with alcohol and six or seven ingredients that had to be blended and shaken with a twist of lemon in a large glass. Tall, cool and cheap, but not easy.
Who gets more eNOW fan mail -- you or Dan Duran? Duran. He's prettier.
Archie, Reggie, Moose or Jughead? Reggie. I've always gone for the bad boy, but my husband looks like the live-action version of Moose.
If you, Jane Hawtin and Arlene Bynon got into a wrestling match, who would win? My money's on Bynon. I've got the height, but she has those gams of death, and she's wily. Plus, I'm sure Hawtin would bring a chair into the ring and get disqualified.
You're in a new TV series called Paradise Falls. Wasn't one of the Dale sisters in it a few years ago? No, Cynthia starred in Taking The Falls. Paradise Falls is more on the supernatural soft-porn side - Twin Peaks-meets-a-Citytv Baby Blue Movie. More Jennifer Dale's kind of vibe.
Who'd play you in the film version of your life? I'd love somebody like Charlize Theron to play me, but there's no hope in hell. More likely Kathy Lee or Geddy Lee.
What'd be the film's theme song? She Bangs, sung by Sting. I love Sting. I know he's pushing 50, but I'd still ride him like a big wheel.
Fool-proof rejection line? Back off, Sugarlips... I'm a leap-year lesbian, like Anne Heche, and this February's got 29 days.