“If I didn’t move last year on Stock Pot, someone else would’ve had that idea eventually somewhere,” she says. “I take more risks now. Bring it on… what can you do to me that will set me back? So I just keep it moving forward.”
The Toronto native was part of the freaks and geeks crowd in high school, the kids who listened to the Sex Pistols and The Clash and dyed their hair pink. She figures that was excellent training for where she’s at now: a confident, self-assured woman who never suffered a major midlife crisis because of a need to reinvent. “We’re happier, because we really wanted to be who we are, regardless of how people thought of us,” she says.
Southern California’s outdoor life works perfectly for her and her three dogs, and the city’s diversity means Ophelia has plenty of “bubbles” of characters surrounding her. “As you get older you have to have a lot of bubbles,” she says. “You need to stay engaged and keep the brain going and if you’re feeding it the same food every day, it becomes white noise. You have to become social, and find a group outside of your own. It’s healthy, just like your exercise.”