Interview w/ Christine Elise

Bethanie Jean talks with Christine Elise!

Christine Elise McCarthy was born in Boston, Massachusetts – the daughter of artists. She has been acting professionally since 1988 and is recognized primarily for her roles as U4EA-popping bad girl, Emily Valentine, on Beverly Hills, 90210. She returned to the 90210 zip code in the Fox 2019 summer hit BH90210 playing a heightened version of herself in 5 of the 6 episodes. She is also known for Harper Tracy on ER, and as Kyle, the gal who killed Chucky in Child’s Play 2. She returned as Kyle in the 7th installment of the franchise – Cult of Chucky and is rumored to be attached to the 2020 SYFY Chucky series, in development. She has also appeared in recurring roles on China Beach, In the Heat of the Night, and Tell Me You Love Me. Among her other film roles are Abel Ferrara’s Body Snatchers and two films starring Viggo Mortensen: Vanishing Point and Boiling Point. She appeared in the TV movie Vanishing Point with Viggo Mortensen, who requested she play the role. They met on another project, Boiling Point, though her role was largely written out. She had a recurring role on In the Heat of the Night and also appeared in an episode of “Charmed”. She was featured in the punk rock documentaries American Hardcore and All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film.

Bathing & the Single Girl, inspired by the short film, is her debut novel available in paperback on Amazon & digitally on Amazon and I-tunes. ( . Her directorial debut, Bathing & the Single Girl, was accepted into over 100 film festivals and won 20 awards. It can be viewed from the book’s site.

She hosts a plant-based cooking channel on Youtube called – Delightful Delicious Delovely & Video Vegan ( She also maintains an irreverent food porn blog called for which she provides recipes, photographs and sometimes shares details of the triumphs and, more frequently, the humiliations of her own life. She has a great passion for photography people/jdempsey/portfolio) and has shown her pin-up and decaying Americana imagery in the United States & Paris. She was on the selection committee of Michigan’s Waterfront Film Festival since its inception in 1999, she was co-director of the Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival, programmed for the Self-Medicated Film Festival and The Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, and consults & judges for many others.

She made her directorial debut with an award winning short film she also wrote, produced, and starred in: Bathing and the Single Girl. Since December 2010, Bathing and the Single Girl has been screened at more than 100 festivals and has won 20 awards. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management represents her full-length novel of the same name, Bathing and the Single Girl, released in January 2014.

As a producer, she has worked as a story producer on multiple reality shows including Hellevator with the Soska Twins, Cold Justice & Best Bars in America.

As a writer, she has written three episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as characters and story lines for the series, a pilot that was optioned by Aaron Spelling, and comical true-life essays that she performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Naked Angels theaters in LA.

She has a large following on Instagram @ChristineEliseMcCarthy.