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INTERVIEW: Ryan Taerk on The Communist’s Daughter and Wanting to Be A Marvel Hero

With his leading man smile, actor, Ryan Taerk stars in The Communist’s Daughter (CBC Gem)– a show with a fun, comedic take on the television family unit. We spoke to Ryan about the show, his upcoming projects and what got him into acting in the first place. Read more below!

Hi Ryan, thank you for taking the time to answer some of our questions! Can you tell us about your new hilarious show, The Communist’s Daughter, and your character, Boris McDougald?

Thank you for having me! I really appreciate it. The Communist’s Daughter is a hilarious new comedy about the McDougald family, a family of communists, at the height of consumer driven and capitalist North America in the 80s, trying to acclimate back into their old neighborhood. Hilarity ensues when the father of the family, Ian McDougald, announces that he is running for town council as an “independent”. The season follows the McDougald kids struggle between staying loyal to the family, and wanting to enjoy their “normal” North American high school experience. I play Boris McDougald, the younger brother in the family. I truly love my character so much. He is definitely the rogue one of the family. Boris is a very outspoken capitalist that is always looking for an edge trying to make a deal; a young Gordon Gekko in the making. Because of his capitalist views and desire to have a “normal” high school experience, Boris finds his family’s communist beliefs to be a great challenge. This causes lots of comedic moments throughout the season. 

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INTERVIEW: Thriller Series, Something Undone, Starring Madison Walsh and Michael Musi

A series for those who love a good thriller AND are into true crime shows (or podcasts!). Michael Musi (KIM’S CONVENIENCE) and Madison Walsh (THE EXPANSE) created and starred in this mystery inspired series, Something Undone– find out more in our interview with them below.

Hi guys! Something Undone seems like the kind of thriller that sticks with you. Can you tell our readers about the mini-series and the roles you both play in it?

Madison Walsh: I play Jo, a foley artist (the person who makes sound effects for films) who is cleaning out her late mother’s home while recording spooky sounds for her true crime podcast. Jo goes down a bit of a rabbit hole when she discovers clues hinting at a dark family secret.

Michael Musi: And I play Farid, Jo’s other half, both professionally and personally. Farid’s out in Newfoundland doing interviews for the podcast while Jo is at her mother’s home.

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INTERVIEW: Helen Johns is Mrs. Barry in the New Season of ANNE WITH AN E

Anne with an E premiered it’s third season on the CBC this September (the whole season will be available on Netflix in January 2020). Actress, Helen Johns, returns to her role as Mrs. Eliza Barry, a loving but nervous parent of her two daughters in the show. Find out more on what you can expect from the show below!

Hi Helen, tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and when did you know you wanted to become an actor? What inspired you to pursue this path?

I’m a British-born actress, now living in California. I’ve always known I wanted to act. Apparently I started telling people when I was three! I loved reading aloud as a child, and putting on shows for my long-suffering family, so it was inevitable really. My aunt was a stage manager in the West End theatre world, so that was my first real taste of the industry. I would sit with her up in her perch backstage and watch the shows again and again.

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