Ontario-born Mike Myers attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s annual benefit in New York City on Tuesday night, where he wore a prominent maple leaf pin in support of the soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was fatally wounded in last week’s attack in Ottawa.
“I wore a Canada pin in honour of Cpl. Cirillo, who was laid to rest today,”; the actor told ET Canada last night. “Very important to show your respect to a great Canadian and a hero.”;
Myers’ latest project was directing the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, about the storied Hollywood talent manager. The film had a limited release this summer and was met with positive reviews.
“It’s been fantastic,”; Myers said of the film. “It’s a very satisfying experience. I just wanted to do a movie about a character that can dispel two myths in one go – one, that nice guys finish last and that cheaters never prosper.”;
The actor and his wife Kelly Tisdale took a rare night away from parenting duties to support their friend Elton’s event. Their second child, daughter Sunday Molly, was born in April.
According to Myers, parenting “is a lot of fun, it’s a lot of work. This is sort of the first time that Kelly and I have been out, so we’re trying to have a little bit of fun tonight.”;
~ By Jason Richards