Do you take pride in being part of such a Canadian success story?
Yeah, absolutely. I think I’m really excited about the future of Canadian film and TV right now because of our young filmmakers. I just worked with a great newe filmmaker named Joey Kines [on “The Other Half” with Tom Cullen and Henry Czerny]. These young, up and coming filmmakers are doing such interesting work and pushing the boundaires.
I feel the same about TV. We’re really lucky that we are in a time when people are willing to watch something like Orphan Black and are so voraciously excited about it. I’m super proud that we feature so many Canadian artist on our show. Not just the actors and the regular cast but also the amazing crew that we have. The wardrobe and hair and makeup team are the best in the business.
For a while there on your Wikipedia site it said you were up for a role in the next “Star Wars” movie. Any truth to that?
That is so not even remotely true. Wikipedia—isn’t Wikipedia the place people can write stuff and make up stuff? Its not true.
What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve read about yourself that isn’t true?
Loads of things. It’s funny what people will extrapolate from what’s been said. Suddenly it becomes a news story. Why does anybody care about this? it’s bizarre.
You’ve been acting since you were very young. What would you tell your 12-year-old self today about making the leap from Saskatchewan to Hollywood?
I think the only thing I would say is just live a little. I kind of live on sets and in acting classes most of my life. I’m only now beginning to understand that you need some balance.