Sophie in 'Sole Proprietor' by Dan Eberle, Insurgent Pictures
"That word 'transporting' I think is perfect, because how she's playing that character, you can feel why Crowley becomes as enchanted as he does. It's almost like she embodies that promise of the future that he has never gotten to experience, because she is seemingly more innocent, more playful, more open.
She reminds me of Kurosawa-like female character, how they always have that kind of beguiling power over the male that's supposed to be, in a lot of ways, superior. These "superior" men succumb to the will of the female."
Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
Kevin Kincaid, Film Fervor
Alexandra Hellquist’s performance easily matches Dan Eberle’s outstanding performance of Crowley with his French Prostitute Sophie. She brings a very exotic sensuality to the mysterious courtesan and her chemistry with the Director’s character is easily seen in each and every scene they are in together. She delivers such a powerful performance that you can’t help but root for her when she tries to get out of the life and run away and this is in no small part do to the wonderful writing of the script where no one is just a stereotype or over used trope.
...slow burning, internally complex thriller that simmers more than it boils.... the film's real winner is Alexandra Hellquist, whose turn as Sophie is rough, gritty, vulnerable and endlessly watchable. Here's hoping filmmakers keep discovering this young actress.
Pen in 'bled for the household truth' at Rogue Machine Theatre, by Ruth Fowler/Iorio
Very compelling performance... Bares such strength behind vulnerability... Amazing.
Scrappy, vulgar, blunt and chatty - Manic Pixie Style.
Brilliant acting feats... Rising star turn... Fire.
Her impetuous Pen, unabashed in her wants and needs, tears up the stage.
Stage and Cinema
Troubled beauty... Weird, perverse, and strangely tender... Powerful and organic... (An) artful turn.
Desdemona and Bianca, in Othello, Griot Theatre
Ernest Kearney, The TVolution
As Desdemona, Alexandra Hellquist brings to the stage a passion of exquisite intensity which serves to create the necessary partnering to bind her to every actor she shares the stage with, as well as deepening the commitment to her roles to such an extent that I needed to refer to my program to assure myself it was the same actress when she briefly appeared in her secondary role as Bianca.
David MacDowell-Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses
... this Desdemona makes for a fine, layered character, a younger and less cautious version of Emilia in many ways. She thinks herself strong. She has that potential. In fact her sincere, passionate naivete simply makes things worse in the context of the never-married, brilliant yet unwise man she has fallen for.