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Canada's Kim DeLonghi on passion for acting and shooting national commercials
Acting is not simply playing a role; it is the study of the human condition. It is not pretending to be someone; it is embodying a whole new person. Kim DeLonghi knows this well. As an industry-leading actress in Canada, she consistently shows audiences what it takes to be a master at her craft.

"As an actor, it's my job to deliver the script that is given to me. It is my job to evoke emotions that are stemmed from the script, to wear my heart on my sleeve, to display emotions about a given scene. My job is to keep the viewer entertained by having a likeable relatable character that people like to admire and possibly want to mimic and aspire to be, to be able to send a message of something I believe in. It isn't just entertaining, it's also about making a change in the world," she said. 

DeLonghi looks at every role as the opportunity to share a new story with the world. She is known for her work in the award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale, and audiences can expect to see her soon in films like The Simple Man and Hallmark's New Year's Kiss, among others. She aims to inspire with every new project, and feels fulfilled every time she steps onto a set.

DeLonghi is also easily recognizable from a series of national commercials for EB Games. DeLonghi was no stranger to big commercials, and was excited to be in a spot that would show around the country during the holidays on major networks and in EB stores.

In 2016, she played the mother in a holiday commercial where she was shopping for her family and EB Games was a one-stop-shop for all her Christmas needs, saying "yes" to everything that the salesgirl showed her. This commercial was a hit, so much so, that they asked DeLonghi to do it again in 2017. 

"It broadcasted on so many national stations that there wasn't a day that went by that someone didn't mention it and notice me on the commercial. It looped on many stations several times a day. It was also a fun commercial where I was excited to be shopping. There were so many of my favorite things rolled into one, Christmas and shopping and getting it all done," said DeLonghi.

DeLonghi aimed to play a relatable mother that would connect with the target market of the commercial. She approached it like the "girl next door" that was excited to see all these great new products. She had an organized list with what her kids were looking for, just like every other mom out there.

In the first commercial in 2016, it was just DeLonghi and the EB Games employee. The 2017 commercial featured an entire family. DeLonghi's character of the mother was joined by her husband and daughter, with the same idea of saying yes to every item they were shown. She was then invited back for a third year as the director was so impressed with her work.

Shooting the commercial was fun but tiring for the Canadian actress. She had to be on set for twelve hours a day, as she was in every scene. No matter what, though, once the camera was on, she became a happy, perky, mom excited to be doing her Christmas shopping. As a mother of three children, DeLonghi found it easy to connect to her role.

"It was a fun environment to work in as it's a cute store with neat gadgets," she said.

DeLonghi enjoys shooting commercials but will be spending her summer filming a feature movie alongside famed actors Nicolas Cage and Shia Labeouf. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ten Double Zero when it hits theatres.

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