From Active Duty to the Red Carpet: How Hollywood Helped This Veteran Understand Civilian Life
Welcome everybody today on mission daily. We have Jennifer Marshall. She is a navy veteran and she's now an actress host in all forms of entertainment. She's going to fill in today about what it was like coming out of the military, and then also getting into Hollywood, we're GONNA also find out a little bit about what she has in store for the future Jennifer welcome to mission daily. Thank you so much for having me this husband a work in progress for months now. Well I'll tell you what booking is always crazy I'm sure your schedule's busy schedule gets rearranged all the time to from people cancelling and demanding reschedules, and then we have paid sponsors. It's not always easy. Yeah, gets a little crazy well. Thanks for doing the show and thanks for Karnal period of time for us. Thank you so much for having me. So where are you today right now? So I'm in Los, Angeles today is a very rare day off. So I'm actually in my robe in my bed with my cat, so it's a good day. So, we always like to talk about what you're doing today a little bit how you got here and then what's going on future? So, what are you working on now at I? Don't know if you can even disclosed, but hopefully you can. Oh, Gosh, so unfortunately I can't as actors. Were you know anyone in front of the camera or behind the camera and entertainment? We most of the time we. We signed nondisclosure agreements, and that's just because you know different studios compete. They don't want people knowing who's on their project so I am working on something. Really Great I'm working on projects today I have the day off and so I've got some downtime, and I'm enjoying the downtime. Because once we ramp up and we start shooting. It's going to be a couple. Months of you know relentless. Twelve to sixteen hour days, onset, six or seven days in a row, so I'm definitely enjoying this downtime for the rest of January okay so I want to dive into. Let's dive into that right away. You're famously known as being a navy vet, so the military is generally regarded as a very difficult. Demanding job in there is I would say a notion or this idea. It's probably false and I think it's false. Bad Actors and actresses have. Have it quite easy yet. You just talked about twelve to sixteen hour days six to seven days a week. Tell me what is harder. Is the military or doing your role today? You know it depends because when I was on deployment in the military. That is very difficult. I would say that most of the sites that I go on I am either co-starring, which is just a few lions or one scene on a show that can be. Pretty easy because you're in your trailer most of the day you're relaxing. You're waiting in year. Prepare for when they need you. If your guest starring a little more crazy because you're in several scenes, or you're in one very long seen, that can be quite difficult with the show that I'm hosting right now. Mysteries Dakota very difficult to shoot because I'm in every scene. It's my show. I'm hosting it and so. So there is no downtime I don't have a trailer. Basically just go in the car if I need to relax for a few minutes, but I'm interviewing all the witnesses I'm interviewing all of the experts and so occasionally my co-host will interview somebody, but it is. It's very taxing. It's twelve sixteen hours on set and There's not a lot of downtime so I would say that that in comparison to deployments both. Both are difficult in their own way. And you know being on deployment was definitely more physically difficult, but when you are in front of a camera, and you're hosting a show you have to be on. You have to be intelligent. You have to know what you're talking about. You have to be quick witted. You have to be able to pivot very quickly, and you have to be adaptable, so I find deployment to. To be physically taxing, but I find hosting the show to be very intellectually demanding and I'm drained by the end of the day for sure now I got a quick question for so you're talking about twelve to sixteen hour days. You're talking about six to seven days a week, but a very small percentage of what you do. All the work that you do actually ends up in the final product is that? Is that disheartening hurt that is that just something you've got become used to know? Thank you so much for bringing that up. Because it's people don't understand like especially with my show, they'll say well. You didn't bring up this theory or that theory or this theory and I always tell them. There are so many theories that we look at, but you know when we shoot hours and hours and hours of footage, you know we only have forty one minutes in the show and they're so much. That does not get shown, so there's so many different theories that we do. But it just doesn't make it into the show so additionally. There was a show that I was in probably two years ago called timeless on NBC and shot on that show for five days. Will it turns out that one of the scenes I was in? They completely cuts, and it was a lot of us that were in the scene, and then another scene that I was in. They cut my lines and it didn't have anything to do. Do with performance on. It just had to do with how the scene was set up and that it wasn't really conducive to kind of go into the trench where we were and get the lines because of the hectic nature of the scene, so I shot for five days, and it doesn't look like shot for five days in the final cut so when you're watching whatever you're watching. If you have an actor host in your life, be kind. Kind. Because sometimes it's difficult. You know you give a few days or a few weeks of your life to something, and sometimes it just doesn't show that in the final cut.