Earlier this year Kovacevic starred in Lyka Gozon psychological drama film Hush, where she took on the role of Jennifer. The film, which was released earlier this month revolves around Jojo (Shawn McConnell), a man suffering from bipolar-schizoaffective disorder, and Jennifer (Aleksandra Kovacevic), is one of the malicious voices in his head.
About her character in the film Kovacevic explains, "She is the manifestation of one of the women who turned Jojo down. She is mean, aggressive and downright spiteful. Her goal is to keep frustrating Jojo, she emotionally batters him and is a reﬂection of how Jojo perceives women."
While Jennifer continually breaks Jojo down and causes him to feel worthless, Jay, another one of Jojo's manifestations who is played by Robert John Torres (LA Stories, The Woodsman, Therapy, Qubitpunk), propels him into drug addiction.
Unable to cope with the traumatic memories of being sexually abused as a child, an event that ultimately triggers his mental illness, Jojo spends his adult life in a psychological prison battling the voices in his head as they push him closer and closer towards suicide.
A powerful drama that displays Kovacevic's capacity for darkness, Hush offers viewers a sad and revealing portrayal of what it's like to suffer from a disease that is practically invisible to most outsiders.
In the 2013 film Bits of Glass Kovacevic displayed a completely different side of her craft as a dramatic actress when she took on the starring role of Shelley, a young woman who falls apart after the death of her sister Mallory, who is played by Paulina Sadecka from Pheonix and For Emily.
The depth of the bond between the two sisters is so powerful that it permeates the physical world allowing Shelley to see her sister even after her death. Although in the beginning she believes that the ability to continue seeing and communicating with her sister is a blessing, as time passes and she receives a work promotion that entails relocating to New York, she is forced to choose between her life and her connection to Mallory.
"Since Mallory’s presence is confined to their family house, moving across the country means that Mallory will disappear forever," explains Kovacevic. "But Shelley has to face reality and realize that she can’t stay there forever, especially with the promotion and because she plans to start a family with her fiancé."
Aleksandra Kovacevic has continued to take on challenging roles over the course of her career, all of which prove the dynamic nature of her craft. In addition to the film Hush, which was recently submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, you can catch Kovacevic in the new Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp directed by two-time Emmy Award winner David Wain.