Addison: The 411

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We sat down with A Girl Named Jo's Addison Riecke. It's time to get to know the girl behind Cathy Fitzroy! 


Addison, you play Cathy on A Girl Named Jo. What was your favorite scene to shoot, and why?

My favorite scene was the garden party when Bella, who plays Alice, throws the drink at me. We had to keep doing it over and over. It was so hard not to laugh!

What do you love about being on set?

I love the people! It’s so fun to make new friends and be around such a hardworking cast and crew.

What do you hate about being on set?

It would have to be the really early call times. 

Who is a figure from history that you admire/look up to?

I really admire the work both on and off screen of Audrey Hepburn. Not only was she an amazing actress in films during the 50s and 60s, but she also devoted a lot of her time in her later years to humanitarian efforts.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

In ten years I would be 24. I would just be out of college at NYU for writing and hopefully be traveling the world. I have a huge list of places I want to travel to after college including Croatia, Amsterdam, London, Brazil, and Tokyo. 

What is your very favorite thing to do when you’re not on set or working? 

I love to hang out with my friends and go swimming. I also love to read and write!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

New York City! I’ve always wanted to live in New York City. I feel so inspired everytime I'm there and love how there’s so many different people and different things in one small place.

What's your favorite show currently?

For sure The Office! I've been binge watching it recently and right now I'm on season 8. I even made Annie and Bella watch it with me on set during lunch.

Who is a celebrity you were really excited to meet?

Timothee Chalamet. He's such a talented actor and I look up to him so much. When I met him I was totally starstruck!

How are you like and unlike your character?

I’m very different than Cathy. She’s usually very meek and uptight, and I'm laid back and talkative. We both tend to be introverted and kind of feisty. 

Before we wrap up, can you tell us one last fun fact about yourself?

I am ambidextrous, meaning I can write with both my left and right hand.

Now that you know Addison, make sure to watch her on A Girl Named Jo. New episodes every Tuesday at 3pm!