The sexy brunette's first noteable role was as "Julia" on the mid 1990's TV series "Party of five." Neve was one of the few TV show stars that transformed their careers into a successful Hollywood movie career. Her first major movie roles were on 1996's "The Craft" and "Scream. and 1998's "Wild Things." t's in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that Neve Adrianne Campbell was born on October 3, 1973. Her father Gerry was from Scotland while her mother Marnie was born in Holland. In fact, Neve (pronounced Nev) was her mother's maiden name. Although Gerry and Marnie were both associated with the theater world, they got divorced when Neve was two years old. She has two younger brothers, Damian and Alex, and an older brother named Christian. Both Alex and Christian are also actors. After having seen The Nutcracker with her father when she was six, Neve found her calling and started dancing. She was so good that when she was nine, she was offered a full scholarship and began training at the National Ballet School of Canada. Having studied six different types of dancing, including jazz, flamenco, modern, hip hop, and classical ballet, she soon appeared in productions of Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker with the National Ballet of Canada.
But ballet takes its toll on the body and Neve suffered a number of injuries. It was also an unhappy time for her because the world of professional dancing is often a breeding ground for competition and backstabbing. When she was 14, she suffered a nervous breakdown that made all her hair fall out. This finally convinced her to give up dancing. Soon after, a talent scout discovered her and convinced her to do some modeling. She stayed in the business long enough to shoot commercials for Eaton's Department Store and Petro Canada, but quit after two months, finding the profession shallow and unsatisfying.
At that point, she turned to acting and was soon cast as the Degas Girl in The Phantom of the Opera at Toronto's Pantages Theater. At 16, she was at the time the youngest person ever to be cast in this production. In total, she performed in over 800 shows. During that period, she met struggling actor Jeff Colt, a bartender at the theater in which she performed. They soon fell in love and moved in together in 1990, when Neve was only 17. They were married in 1995 in England's Westminster Cathedral, but they amicably got divorced three years later.
Her acting career took off in 1992 on Canadian television. After guest appearances on shows such as The Kids in the Hall, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, she was cast in the teen drama Catwalk. In 1994, she appeared in three TV movies: I Know My Son Is Alive, The Forget-Me-Not Murders and Baree. Following two other small 1994 features, Paint Cans and The Dark, she took on the part of Julia Salinger Holbrook on the hit Fox series Party of Five, also starring Lacey Chabert and Jennifer Love Hewitt. She stayed on the series until its final season in 2000.
In 1996, Neve appeared in the TV movie The Canterville Ghost, as well as the supernatural thriller The Craft, co-starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, and Christine Taylor. That same year, she snatched the leading role of Sidney Prescott in a little slasher film called Scream. Made on a budget of $15 million, it went on to gross over ten times that amount at box offices worldwide.
In 1997, she reprised her role in Scream 2. Then, she was offered a plum part in the sizzling Wild Things (1998) alongside Denise Richards, Matt Dillon, and Kevin Bacon. She wasn't sure whether she was going to accept the job until Robert DeNiro convinced her that she was young enough that it wouldn't kill her career if the film flopped.
Also in 1998, she was featured in another sexy movie, 54, and lent her voice to the animated feature The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. After the comedies Three to Tango (1999) and Drowning Mona (2000), she made the independent drama Panic (2000) and was chased by a psycho again in Scream 3 (2000).
With her television duties on Party of Five over, she starred in Investigating Sex (2001). Following the television adaptation of Last Call (2002), she was seen in the offbeat Lost Junction (2003). Next, she produced, wrote, and starred in The Company (2003), a movie about life in a ballet company, something she obviously knows something about. In 2004, she was busy with the Val Kilmer and Amy Smart thriller Blind Horizon, When Will I Be Loved? and Churchill: The Hollywood Years. Her next projects include Relative Strangers (2005), A Private War (2005) and The Mermaids Singing (2006).
Neve Campbell: Churchill: The Hollywood Years
“ I grew up with this kind of comedy in Canada, getting the BBC and watching Monty Python and Blackadder ”
Best known for her recurring role as Sidney Prescott in the Scream trilogy, Canadian-born Neve Campbell first came to the attention of US audiences with her role in the popular TV series Party Of Five. The 31-year-old actress's other major films include The Craft, Wild Things, 54 and The Company. In Churchill: The Hollywood Years she plays feisty Princess Elizabeth who, during Britain's darkest hour, falls for a dashing American army officer named Winston Churchill (Christian Slater).
What was your first reaction to Peter Richardson's script?
I thought it was hilarious. I grew up with this kind of comedy in Canada, getting the BBC and watching Monty Python and Blackadder and those kinds of things. So I was just excited to be a part of something like this. I read it on my own in Los Angeles, really enjoyed it and called Peter straight away. We never actually met until I'd agreed to do it and had arrived over here.
Most of your co-stars are household names in the UK, but did you know any of them before starting the film?
I'd worked with Leslie Phillips eight years ago, and had watched some of Peter Richardson's work before I came to London. And I asked for tapes of everybody, so I saw Vic & Bob and Harry Enfield and everybody else. I watched one episode of The Office and ended up watching all of them because it was so fantastic. I just wanted to make sure I knew everybody's work before meeting them. They're so huge here, everyone I spoke to about them kept going on about what a great cult comic cast it was. I was excited by that.
Is it odd to be doing a low budget British film as opposed to the bigger movies you're known for?
I actually don't tend to do that many bigger budget films, I've done far more independents. I shot a film last year called When Will I Be Loved, a James Toback movie, and we shot the whole thing in 12 days and shot it in this one apartment. I prefer that. Creatively it's much more satisfying too.
Did you embark on any particular research to play Her Majesty the Queen in her re-imagined feckless youth?
It was mainly the accent. I had a coach who came over to Los Angeles from London who spent a week with me. I listened to a lot of the Queen's Christmas speeches from when she was younger, and I just had conversations with people about her and what she's known for. There were certain in-jokes in the script, like her addressing people and not listening to what they tell her and moving on. There were some jokes that I didn't quite get until they were explained to me. But it's a comedy, I didn't have to study what her relationship with Churchill was really like.
Has it occurred to you that in your working life you might be invited to play HRH at a Royal Film Performance?
Actually I was invited to the Royal Film Performance of Ladies In Lavender recently, but I didn't go partly because I was so nervous about this.
Churchill: The Hollywood Years is released in UK cinemas on Friday 3rd December 2004.
Neve Campbell In 'The Death Of Harry Tobin'
Tim Roth, Nick Nolte and Neve Campbell have signed to star in the indie drama The Death of Harry Tobin, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Death of Harry Tobin is set in an isolated community on an English island, where a young woman (Campbell) writes to the mainland about witnessing a murder confession when she was a girl. An investigator (Roth) comes to unearth the truth of the murder. Nolte portrays the pillar of the community.
Daniel Hainey is to make his directorial debut working from his own script, which is to start shooting next month in Ireland.
More fun stuff about Neve Campbell
# Voted the Canadian with best hair style with substance. (2005)
# Is set to star in the multi-generational drama THE MERMAIDS SINGING. (November 4, 2004)
# Refused to attend a screening of WHEN WILL I BE LOVED in Toronto, Canada because she doesn't want to sit with her father during her nude scenes. (September 10, 2004)
# Lost thousands of dollars on her new film THE COMPANY to ensure her fellow cast members received their wages.
# Trained 8 1/2 hours a day for six months before THE COMPANY started shooting.
# Did the whole movie of THE COMPANY with a broken rib.
# Refuses to return to SCREAM 4. (December 31, 2003)
# Dislocated her knee while dropping from a helicopter to snowboard on a glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. (December 24, 2003)
# Campbell and writer/director Dan Ireland, are teaming up on THE LEGACY, an indie feature inspired by Guy de Maupassant's French novel Pierre et Jean - in the film, about a rift that develops between two brothers after one receives an inheritance and the other does not, Campbell portrays a young American widow who is traveling in England and is taken in by the boys' family. (April 3, 2003)
# Has been sweating it out in Los Angeles' latest meditation trend.
# Offered up her Party of Five (1994-2000) wedding dress to fans as part of a contest on her official website.
# She and Drew Barrymore did not meet Roger L. Jackson, the actor who played the Voice in SCREAM (1996) before shooting commenced. Whenever they are talking on the phone to the killer, they are actually talking to him.
# Was originally cast for the Liv Tyler role in ARMAGEDDON (1998) but had to turn it down due to filming conflicts with the TV series Party Of Five (1994).
# At one point in Cici's scene in the sorority house, she is on the phone discussing a television couple by the name of Sarah and Bailey (SCREAM 2). This is reference to the television show Party of Five, on which she was a star at the time.
# Made a deal which stated that she would only be on the set for 20 days. This is one reason she isn't as dominant a character in SCREAM 3.
Neve Campbell Brings Her Passion for Dance to "The Company"
"The Company" is a total labor of love for actress/dancer Neve Campbell. While fans know Campbell best from her roles in the TV series "Party of Five" and feature films such as "Scream" and "Wild Things," Neve Campbell's first artistic love is dance. Working with screenwriter Barbara Turner, Campbell's latest film, "The Company," is inspired by her own experiences as a dancer and student at Canada’s National School of Ballet.
Neve Campbell trained extensively for two years straight prior to filming "The Company." Mark Goldweber, a Ballet Master with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago had this to say about the talented dancer: "Neve Campbell is a beautiful and dedicated artist. Her discipline for getting in shape after ten years off pointe was amazing
and inspiring to the entire Joffrey Ballet. In class she made it her priority to take corrections from the Joffrey Ballet Masters and she achieved the Joffrey look in a relatively short time. Young dancers will especially enjoy and admire her performance in 'The Company.'"
You’ve been saying you wanted to make a movie about ballet for years. How did this happen for you?
I have been developing it for the last seven years. [If you want something done right], you gotta do it yourself. You can't just wait for it to happen. That was the process.
I actually originally had a dance film I tried to develop at a large studio. I realized very quickly that they were very happy to have me in a movie that happened to be about dance, as opposed to a movie about dance that happened to have me in it, which was not what I wanted to make. I wanted to make a film about dance itself and the process of choreography and what the dancers go through - the athleticism and the spiritual challenges. That's what I wanted to make. I took it away from the studio and consequently owed them a lot of money. I took it to Killer Films instead, because I knew that Killer Films is very good at making small films that might be a challenge to get financing, and staying out of the creative process.
I found Barbara Turner about 4 years ago. She and I started going to the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and getting to know the dancers and doing all the interviews with all of their stories, and learning about their passion for dance. Then we created the story and Barbara wrote the script, and then we found Bob [Altman].
How do you make a film like this accessible to non-dancers and people who are not familiar with that world?
You hope [it reaches] anyone who might be interested in learning about a world they know nothing about, or people who are obsessed with athletics and the challenges that athletes go through. I think that this is that story, as well.
What did you learn about ballet from this experience?
I started dancing when I was six. It was my first love, my first passion. It was my entire childhood and my entire adolescence and my early adulthood. So I knew a lot about it.
But did this help you discover a different side of it?
I don't know that I discovered a different side of it. I think the knowledge I had was the story I wanted to tell. Because these dancers are so phenomenal, and such amazing athletes and artists, that story to me needed to be told. But I don't know if there was one story in particular that I learned. It was just that I was able to step back into it.
You started at six years old? Did your mom say you had to go to dance class?
Dad took me to “The Nutcracker” - my dad raised me. I fell in love with it and said, "I want to do that." He bought me ballet lessons for Christmas. And so I started.
Robert Altman said that all dancers hate “The Nutcracker.” Were you ‘Clara’ at some point in your dance career?
I didn't despise it because when I did it, I was a kid. I went to the National Ballet School of Canada and so I got to dance in “The Nutcracker” as a child. But I never got to be Clara. I was Naughty Girl and Tall Girl. I did two seasons of that. There were about 50 shows each season. As a kid, you go to the school, you get to dance with the dancers you idolize. You spend Christmas in a hotel in Ottawa or Hamilton or Toronto. So for me, it was a magical experience. But later on I got a little sick of the music.
What was it like for you to start working with the Joffrey Ballet? You worked with them for two years?
It was about four years that Barbara and I went and interviewed them.
But what about you reintegrating yourself into the company?
When I was visiting them and interviewing them, I would take classes while I was there. But I was also still acting and doing "Party of Five" at the time and "Scream" and all the movies. I wasn't able to dance consistently. Not until I found out that we were a go with this project was I able to just let everything else go and start training again. I trained 8 1/2 hours a day for 4 1/2 months. And then another 8 1/2 hours a day with the Joffrey for a month and a half because I had to learn all the ballets with them.
How tough was that for you after being away for nine years?
It was grueling, but it was also phenomenal.
It would be like telling a Buddhist monk that he had meditated his whole life and then you took it away. Dance, when you do something mental and physical for that long - since you are six - and then it is gone, it is like a huge hole in your life. So to do that again, even just to go and lie on the studio floor at 8:00 in the morning and start warming my body up before class, was just like finding my spirit again.
How were the professional dancers about having a Hollywood actress around?
They were great. It was overwhelming. I knew the only way I wanted to do this film was if I danced myself and [did] not have a double, and [was] up to par with the Joffrey. I certainly, while I was in training, had days where I thought, "Am I insane? I am going to walk into this professional company with these dancers who have never had time off and step back into that?” I worked my butt off and I was really determined. Luckily I had had the training that I did and had been a professional, so I was able to get it back.
They were so supportive and I think they were so happy to be having this type of film made about dance. You talk to most dancers and they don't think there has ever been a good dance film made. They were happy that we were trying to tell the story in this fashion. They were very supportive and helpful.
Has there been another good dance movie made?
The thing is that this is so different because there has never been a movie made about dance itself. There have been dance movies made where it is a fairy tale story or a typical narrative about the dancer who is in the chorus and wants to be the principal and makes it. "Turning Point" is lovely because there are some great characters, but you are not just dealing with 'what is dance about?' You are dealing with these other story lines to make it interesting, perhaps, to certain audience members.
Was there a part of you that thought you should have stuck with dance or were you glad you didn’t?
A bit of both. The pleasure I got out of being back into this was phenomenal. I really feel at home when I am dancing. It is the place I am most comfortable. But the challenge is so strong and my injuries are so apparent that I understood why I needed to step out of it. I had a hard time with my body. Some bodies can take it. It is always going to be a struggle. I was always in pain.
Was it a specific injury?
I have got arthritis in my neck and my hips. I have had surgery on my feet. I have had snapping hip syndrome, tendonitis, shin splints, bursitis... I have had almost every injury imaginable.
And you were injured making this movie?
I broke my rib three days before going to Chicago. I did the training for four and a half months getting ready to go and three days before I went, when I was really nervous to join the company and see where I stood, I broke my rib. We were learning "Funny Valentine" and because we were learning from the tape, we were doing one of the lifts wrong. He lifted me from under my ribs. So then I had to go and do it with a broken rib.
Were you pretty much in constant pain?
I was in constant pain, period, because you can't breathe, you can't sleep. I was dancing 8 hours a day and then not sleeping, and taking pain pills. I went to 12 doctors - every different kind of crackpot doctor in Chicago - and everybody pretty much just said, "Wow, your rib's damaged. That sucks." There is nothing you can do for a rib. All you are supposed to do is just rest.
In Hollywood, people are always saying everyone is too thin. What is it like in dance?
With dancing, it is not so much about keeping your weight down. Your weight seems to stay down naturally because you are dancing as much as you are. It is more about [that] with classical ballet, there is definitely a type of body. With modern dance you can [be] more muscular, you can be more boxy, and can be more about strength. It really depends what kind of company you are in.
Did you feel pressure to maintain a weight?
I definitely felt pressure for myself to get back to my dancer body, and to feel up to par with the dancers. But it is more about being capable of doing the movements. It is more about getting the strength back.
When you heard that this labor of love of yours was finally going to get made and Robert Altman was directing, how did you feel about that?
I couldn't believe that he had taken it on. Barbara and I when we started this
four years ago, we really said this film has to be Altman-esque. We never thought we would get Bob, but we thought it should be Altman-esque. [The] reason being is because we wanted this to be about a world and not just be about three characters. If you look at most of Bob's films, he is really good at having 80 characters in a film and somehow you get to know each of them for a moment. It means something, and you don't have to follow just one story line. That is sort of the way we based this story, even before we got him.
What was he like to work with?
Bob was phenomenal. Phenomenal. What is so beautiful about Robert is that he does not stray from the truth of what it is that he is trying to say, or what it is that he is trying to make. He never sells out for box office or anything like that. He is really true to his vision.
What I really learned from him is the way that he can maneuver himself on a day-to-day basis. We had been set up that we were going to shoot "Funny Valentine" at this beautiful location and suddenly we lost it. Instead of freaking out and getting angry and frustrated and blaming someone, like most directors would, he took a breather, took a moment, and came up with a better idea. He wouldn't waste his time on the stuff that he just knows happens. He has been in the business long enough to know that that is just going to happen.
Were any of the stories in "The Company" from your personal experiences?
No. But you know what? They are all personal experiences. If you were to look at the thousands of pages of transcripts from the interviews that Barbara and I had, about 80% of them are exactly the same story. I would say half the dancers we would ask, "What was your first experience with ballet?" And they would say, "I saw ‘The Nutcracker’ and then my parent bought me lessons. I got into a really good school at 9 and I trained and I had a hard time..." Everyone has the same story.
How involved in the actual writing process were you?
Barbara wrote the script. My involvement was sitting down with her for years, interviewing the dancers, discussing what things we thought would be interesting, what we didn't think would be interesting. Going through the transcripts, picking the pieces, finding the order. But Barbara wrote the script.
Have you kept up with your training after finishing “The Company?”
Four days [after finishing] I flew to New Mexico to do a movie with Val Kilmer and Sam Sheppard and Faye Dunaway. There are no ballet companies in New Mexico. There was [the] Santa Fe Ballet and I found them in Santa Fe and I took two classes with them on a weekend. That was all I was able to do. It was a huge adjustment again. I take classes as much as I can on my days off.
Domingo Rubio, who was in "Funny Valentine" with me in the movie, he has moved out here and wants to start up a company. I am going to help him with that. But I am going to find ways to stay involved with dance in some way. You can't be acting and making films and dancing at the same time. You are either dancing or you are not.
How did being a dancer help you to be an actress?
Dance is incredibly disciplined and incredibly challenging. I think it has helped me with challenges, to handle them and not be overwhelmed and attack them. I am daring, or I can be daring, because of dance. Dance can be daring. I also learned to take care of myself fairly well. As a dancer, you can't afford not to.
It is humbling being a dancer. You don't have any control of your career. You are constantly looking to someone to guide you and correct you and help you every day to point out your problems and point out your mistakes. You learn to deal with criticism very well. I think that has helped me.
Neve Campbell: Scream Queen
Why the Scream queen may not be back for 3, why she'd bolt PO5 and what she learned from De Niro
You're 24. You're the star of a hit TV series and the hottest movie franchise in Hollywood. Things couldn't get any better, right? Well, if you're Neve Campbell, there's always room for improvement.
The Canadian beauty heard the call of Hollywood early on. After studying at the prestigious National Ballet School of Canada and making her stage debut at 15 in the Toronto premiere of Phantom of the Opera, Campbell headed west.
She scored a few small roles and a minor series (Catwalk) that went nowhere. Then came the smart but self-absorbed Julia Salinger in Fox's teen soap phenomenon Party of Five.
The show transformed Campbell into an icon, but there was more to come.
She opened the door with a gig as a teenage witch in The Craft, then crossed the threshold with the original Scream, the movie that brought the horror genre back from the dead.
Scream 2 finds Campbell's Sidney Prescott in danger again, and she's joined by returning stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette, as well as newcomers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jada Pinkett and Jerry O'Connell.
But Campbell is already eager for further challenges. Not that she doesn't love her PO5 family and the Scream braintrust of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, but there's more to life than teen trauma--and she's determined to prove it.
There was such secrecy surrounding the identity of the killer in Scream 2 that even the cast was on a need-to-know basis. But they must have told you who the killer was, right?
They told me the concept, but they weren't sure even as we were doing it. So, no, I didn't know.
Did you guess?
I imagined what the situation was, and I was halfway correct--but not the entire way.
Was it as much fun the second time around?
It was a blast. I love working with Wes Craven. He's an amazing acting director. But I was tired. I had just done Wild Things for three months in Miami. The next day, I started Scream 2. They dyed and cut my hair that night and started shooting. I did two weeks in Atlanta, then flew to Los Angeles and started doing Party of Five and Scream 2 at the same time, seven days a week.
You were obligated to do Scream 2, but you're not booked for Scream 3. Would you do another one?
I'm really not sure. Apart from not wanting to be a scream queen, as ironic as that is, I also want to expand my career. I want to feel challenged and to be playing all kinds of characters. If it comes down to it on my hiatus, and I have three months, and it's a choice between Scream 3 and another film, I will do the other film.
If there is a third movie, could Sidney possibly be sane, after all that has happened?
The poor girl. I don't know how she could possibly keep it together. Scream 3 will probably take place in an insane asylum, where she's strapped down.
How would you sum up your career at this point?
I need sleep. That's about it. My career is going quite well, and I acknowledge that. I'm happy with the decisions I've made. I would like to continue trying different things and continue being inspired to challenge myself. But I don't want to just leave it at this.
I want to direct. I want to write. I just produced an independent feature. The wonderful thing is that now I have studios coming to me and saying, "Would you like to develop something? Do you have a story you would like to tell? What would you like to try?" Hey, if I have the opportunity, I might as well take it.
Are there moments when you wish you didn't have to do the TV show every week?
Absolutely. I love the show. It's done so much for my career, but what you inevitably want as an actor is to be allowed the opportunity to choose the films you want. Now I'm being offered big films and can't do them because I'm doing the show.
If somebody said, "We're going to wave a magic wand and this can be your last season of Party of Five," would you say yes?
How would that make the rest of the cast feel?
It's not a secret. We're great friends, and we're all in different positions. Matthew Fox has a baby and a wife. Scott Wolf is happy.
Lacey feels the same way in a lot of senses. She just did Lost in Space. She gets a lot of offers, too. But nobody knows that because she never gets to do them. There's no animosity in that sense. People just realize what's happening to my career and they understand.
So, what's the future of Party of Five?
I honestly couldn't tell you where we are going or where we will be at the end of the season. My contract is for two more years. At the moment, Julia is dealing with being young and married and having a brother who is very ill, having to take on the family, take care of an older brother and take on a lot of adult responsibilities.
What's the best advice you ever received?
Best career advice would be to go to L.A. Personal advice? I met Robert De Niro last year at the Martin Scorsese tribute, and I was lucky enough to sit at his table. I was really intimidated. I never get intimidated, but I was, like, what do you say to Robert De Niro?
But I was going to do Wild Things with John McNaughton, and De Niro had worked with him on Mad Dog and Glory. I told him I was worried about this
role, because it was very extreme and very different from what I'd done. He said, "You know what? You're young. Do the movie. If it's a mistake, you're still young." And that was pretty great.
What can you tell us about Wild Things?
I play an ex-convict, a drug-addicted bisexual. That was the challenge, and that's why I took the role, because I wanted to be seen in a different light.
No matter what kind of part you take, though, a lot of women will still see you as a role model. How do you feel about that responsibility?
I am an actor first. I didn't choose to be a politician. I didn't ask people to follow all my steps. That's not what I'm saying. I am trying to entertain people. And I think it's a parent's responsibility to watch what their children are watching. It's not really my responsibility.
You've been dealing with fame for several years now. What's your attitude toward living with celebrity?
Good question. For me, it's just doing my best to keep my private life private--and understanding that there's a reason I'm successful. Part of that reason is because audiences continue to go see my films. The press continues to review me. I can't really kick that.
The bad aspects obviously are loss of privacy and feeling as though people want to create a persona for you that isn't necessarily who you truly are. But on the other hand, if you handle it in the right way, you can also express who you truly are. I can't be angry about the press. I don't understand celebrities who sit there going, ''The
press sucks." They have no right. The truth is, coming into this business, if you're going to put yourself in front of millions of people and choose to entertain them, it's a given people are going to be interested in you.
It's really hard to be married and be famous. I know that you're recently divorced--
I would really rather not talk about my relationship and my marriage. Jeff [Colt] and I had our life together, and I love him very much still. That is its own circumstance, and that is private.
Fair enough. Let's go back to the public side of things. What drives you to perform and to push yourself so hard in your career?
The rush. I love it. I was brought up in this business. My father teaches drama. My mother used to own a dinner theater. I started dancing when I was six. I love the art. I love creating. I love entertaining. I mean, that's what life is about, right? It's about communication and relating. And
that's what acting is.
Do you miss dancing?
I miss it so much. Dancing is my heart and soul and always has been. But my bunions really hurt. [Laughs.] I will get back to it at some point. I would love to be able to add it to a film or television show, without it being something cheesy, which is definitely a challenge. I always say I was born in the wrong era, that I should have been able to do films with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and sing and be a triple threat.
What about goals outside of entertainment?
I would like to sleep more. I would like to have more of a life. I would like to have stronger relationships with the people I love. I would like to have conversations that have nothing to do with the Industry.
What do you like to do that has nothing to do with the Industry? Do you even remember?
[Laughs.] Picnics on Center Island in Toronto, with some friends, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a beer and a Frisbee. Good conversations and relating to people. Those are the most important things to me in my life.