Woman Crush Wednesday: Sarah Gadon

Above: Sarah Gadon
Above: Sarah Gadon

Name: Sarah Gadon

Birthdate: April 4, 1987

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claim to fame: Gadon has risen to fame in the past couple of years as she’s been in a string of notable films including David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and Map to the Stars, Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, as well as The Amazing Spiderman 2.

What we can see her in next: She’s premiering her new Cronenberg film Map to the Stars at this year’s TIFF festival, as well she’ll be appearing in Dracula Untold, which comes out later this year.

Interesting fact: She’s still currently a part-time student at the University of Toronto where she is pursuing a degree in cinema studies.

Best quote: “I have these surreal moments where I’m like ‘I’m pregnant with Jake Gyllenhaal’s baby’ and ‘I’m telling Robert Pattinson that he smells of sex.’ But you’re acting, so the focus is on the work.” — on working with Hollywood heartthrobs.  

Why we love her: Considering that it’s the middle of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), it’s only fitting that our crush is the hometown girl, Sarah Gadon. Born in Toronto, Gadon has been on a fast ascent since 2011 after she won the TIFF rising star award, as well as appear in a slew of major Hollywood movies. All this after building a very successful career in the Canadian Film Industry. She’s our crush this week because she’s the stunning local girl who’s brought her new film, Map to the Stars, (directed by fellow Canadian David Cronenberg) to her hometown festival.

After acting for virtually her entire life, Gadon got her big break after sending Cronenberg an audition tape for his film A Dangerous Method. He casted her in the film, and after being so impressed with her, casted her in his next two films after that. So it’s safe to say that she’s in very good hands working with a filmmaking legend on so many projects early on in her career.

The future looks even brighter for Gadon as she was already in The Amazing Spiderman 2 this year, as well she’ll be appearing in Dracula Untold, releasing later this year. All pretty exciting for a girl who is technically still a student here in Toronto (clearly very, very part-time).

It’s always a special thing when you see Canadian talent killing it, particularly at a Canadian-based festival that features some of the world’s biggest names. So if you’re mucking about the red carpets and cocktail parties at this year’s TIFF festival, keep an eye out for the one Canadian girl to watch. 

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Jamie Rea

Jamie Rea is a writer and web-entrepreneur based in Toronto. He specializes in writing about dating, relationships, lifestyle, entertainment, and culture. On top of his own blog creations The Brolog and Thoughts4Men, he also also heads up the writing team for the web-based Toronto company, Park Bench, as well as contributes regularly to the Thought Catalog based out of New York. His work has been published in various places such as vancitybuzz.com and theurbandater.com. You can follow along with his blogs – www.thebrolog.com and www.thoughts4men.com to read his stuff on a weekly basis.

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