This week’s person to know is actress Sarah Allen – from Global’s new medical drama ‘Remedy.’
How did you get started in acting?
Amazing teachers who let me hide in the drama room during gym period.
Your major career influence?
I had a crush on Patrick Stewart when I was a teenager. I found out that he was a classically trained actor, so I read Shakespeare and went to theatre school. Major career influence: puppy love
Best advice you’ve received?
You’re in charge of your life, don’t use other people as an excuse to not be.
Today its Mandy Patinkin
Watch this Q interview: youtube.com/watch?v=vLc-qxF-Gxc
If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?
I would be a jeweler and gemologist like my Dad.
Something only your closest friends know about you…
I can’t tell you that. Okay fine. I snore. Its not cute.
What’s up next?
Probably a tonsillectomy to cure my snoring
What can fans expect to see in Remedy?
Guts and heart! And maybe even some actual guts and a real heart too.
What sets this show apart from other Canadian TV series?
The tone. It’s like nothing else. It’s a completely new thing.
What’s the one key element to having a successful TV series in Canada?
A place in Toronto you’d be proud to take people to?
Sunnyside Pool on a bicycle
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Pho Linh, Terroni, Oyster Boy
Your favourite Toronto neighbourhood and why?
Roncesvalles: because its right next to Parkdale, High Park, a pedestrian bridge to the lake, you can hear the GoTrain and smell the chocolate from the Cadbury factory from time to time… and it’s where I live.
Least favourite thing about Toronto?
Winter in April
Toronto resident, other than yourself, who’s making a positive impact on the city?
A. John Campbell- Waterfront Toronto Project
B. Matt Galloway- inspiring Torontonians to love Toronto
C. Adam Bunch- public art, like his Toronto Dreams postcard project, bring a little whimsy to our fair city
D. Jennifer Keesmaat- Chief Planner of Toronto. Believes in creating a walkable city