1. Why is Claire in your URL, and why did you spell it with an I?
Claire is my middle name, and Clare is the character I play on Degrassi. And yes, it was a coincidence.
2. What’s your full name?
Aislinn Claire Tennant Paul. Tennant is my mother’s maiden name.
3. When did you start acting?
I did my first commercial when I was 7 months old, with my mum. Then my parents decided that I should have a bit of a childhood and not act until I was old enough to decide if I wanted to. I continued to go with my parents to their auditions, until one day a casting director saw me and asked my parents if I could be in a commercial. I was around 4 years old and I haven’t stopped since. It’s not just something I do, it’s part of who I am.
4. Do you answer all of your messages?
I don’t I’m afraid. I truly wish I could, but you guys are just far too kind and leave me way more messages than I can possibly respond to. But I try to answer the fun ones, or the important ones, and sometimes I make it a private reply. It’s just impossible to reply to every message, go to work, and finish my last year of high school all at the same time.
5. How do I get into acting?
Well, first I ask that you really study the reasons why you want to be in this business, and if they all stem from a pure love of the art, then please continue. But not before I extend my sincerest condolences because it’s not going to be easy. I’d say start by getting an agent, and maybe taking some classes if you’re pretty green to the business. Then you wait. There’s a lot of waiting.