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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Ashley Versher

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Writer, filmmaker and actress Ashley Versher said she has tackled many interesting jobs in the past. But working with Jennifer Lopez on the Amazon original film “This is Me…Now” remains a highlight. “I think my favorite scene was the intervention scene, which we shot in a beautiful Bel Air mansion,” said Versher, who splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City. “Jennifer is quite funny, so it was very cool to play off whatever she would throw at us. You never knew what she was going to say, so it kept you on your toes in the best way. I play the role of The Idealist and this scene really challenges that persona, because she is a romantic and wants to believe in happily ever after.” To stay in touch with Versher, you may follow her on Instagram (

Q: Of all the characters you've played, which one was the most like you and why?

A: Great question! Honestly, I don’t think I am very much like any of the characters I’ve played. I am naturally quirky and some would say funny. So, I haven’t quite had the opportunity to express that in a big way. But I can say there are bits of me in every role.

Q: Where are some places that you've filmed your various projects?

A: I have filmed most in New York. The good is that New York is really its own character and that can change the shape of a project in such a beautiful way. But as for the bad, I mean it's New York, so wild things can happen at any moment of the day. I’d also say if you are shooting an indie film with little to no licenses, guerrilla style, the challenge is real. People are always trying to get where they are going in New York, so accommodating others is not a strong suit of the city.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?


A: My all-time favorite is Paris. It is just a magical city. The food is incroyable! The fashion is effortless and there are an endless number of things to do and see. You can have a magical moment just sitting outside a local coffee shop.

Q: What untapped destination should people know about?

A: There is a small surfer village in Mexico called Sayulita. It is lovely. There is a sprawling beachfront and loads of local artist shops and restaurants.

Q: What was a trip you took as a child that stands out?


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