Canadian star power is dominating the TIFF red carpet this year! And much to delight, a slew of canucks let their hair down at ET Canada’s very own Festival Central Lounge throughout the week.
Montreal-born Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym, who recently tied the knot with actor Zachary Levi, opened up about leaning on her new husband after wrapping up filming on her TIFF film Backcountry. “After the movie was done, I literally wept for four days I could not stop crying,” she revealed about the demanding scenes. “What I’d put my body through for those weeks of such intensity. And I got home and I could not stop crying.”
After tying the knot in a secret ceremony in Maui, Peregrym and Levi announced the news to friends, family and fans via Twitter. The actress explained why she decided on an elopement, telling Roz Weston, “It was really important to me that we had that day. And that we could have it without family and share that moment.”
On Thursday, Vancouver-native and American Heist star Hayden Christensen talked about his chemistry with Adrian Brody during his visit to the lounge.
“You know it was just a lot of time spent together and trying to organically develop that relationship, and we really did become friends,” he shared.
Speaking of organic relationships, Christensen and fiancée Rachel Bilson are weeks away from welcoming their first child. The actor opened up about the new family member to ET Canada and gushed about this upcoming new phase of his life. “I’m very excited. We’re both very excited, Rachel and I, so it’s a happy time,” he said.
From life changes to career changes, Scott Speedman chatted about playing his darkest role to date. Starring opposite Patricia Clarkson in October Gale, the Toronto bred actor plays a would-be-killer who is taken in by doctor (Clarkson). The psychological thriller proves to be one of Speedman’s most interesting roles to date. “As I get older, it’s just more interesting to me to play more challenging complex roles,” he said. “I’m getting an opportunity to do that now, and that’s fun for me.”