In lieu of another LA Lakers-Boston Celtics NBA final, we give you our fair city vs. “JP.” Those initials are the local colloquial for Jamaica Plain, a four-and-a-half square mile historic section of Boston.
With our beaches, healthy salads and top-down winter weather, you’d figure we’ve got JP handily beat, right? Wrong, according to recent Disney casting assistant Brittany Shapiro. She tells the Jamaica Plain Gazette why she is so thrilled to have relocated there:
“LA is such a tough city,” Shapiro said. “I love the community feel of JP. I found that lacking in LA. No one knew their neighbor. No one cared to know their neighbor.”
At the Media Performance Institute (MPI), Shapiro teaches a class called “Accent Reduction.” And it’s not just actors who are taking that one. Shapiro says post-holiday, one of her students will be a corporate CEO seeking to reduce the harangue. Read the full interview here.