I'm thrilled to announce that Jo Bozarth took home the Indie Intertube Award for "Best Actress In a Comedy" at this past Sunday's 2nd Annual Indie Intertube Awards.
As noted in the prvious entry, "The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros" was nominated for 5 awards (including another nomination for Jo in the "Smexiest Actress" category) which was great in and of itself. But Jo's win is especially great because Eros, as she exists in C&E, simply would not be if it wasn't for her.
You see, when I initially conceived of the idea of C&E, Eros was male--as the god technically is. Eros was the Vince Vaughn to Cupid's John Favreau. That was still the plan when I initially pitched the concept to my producer Andy Wells.
As detailed in this post on the Cupid and Eros Blog, I'm pretty sure it was Andy who suggested that I re-write the role for Jo (Already one the core Highway 9 collaborators) instead. And as soon as that seed was planted, Eros became infinitely more interesting to me, as did the show itself. Eros went from being a supporting player to a full on co-star and the heart of the show became the friendship between her and Cupid instead of simply being about Cupid's love life or lack thereof. The role was written for Jo, and she made it better with every episode.