Multi-talented and drop-dead gorgeous actress Clara Pasieka could well be one of Canada’s most buzzworthy starlets. She is undoubtedly going to be lauded as a screen darling with 2 of her features showing up at 2 renowned film festivals. First up is the Cannes selection “Maps To The Stars” directed by David Cronenberg where she plays Gretchen Voss who is one of the young stars friends with Benjie Weiss (Evan Bird). Benjie is the youngest child in the Weiss family who the film follows and her character is a supermodel/actress. This is one risqué drama with audaciously explicit dialogue and a cast led by heavy hitters Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and John Cusack. Previously she starred in “Pretty Thing” which was shown last year at SIFF and what’s more fitting than the title itself to have her as a beguiling love interest in this poignant drama. As the beautiful Aribel, she was the one that got away. Here and now, we as fans want her to stay and continue her mesmerizing effect on a global scale. In an interview, Clara noted that she’s still known as the kid seeing how she’s in her early 20s. Her significant achievements however belies her youthfulness and she’s on a rapid rise career-wise.
I first saw her on an episode of the popular series “The Murdoch Mysteries” and adored how radiant she was in vintage garb, even if she was a murder suspect questioned by intrepid Detective Murdoch. Despite her busy schedule of attending festival galas and premieres, Clara still remembered me as her fan and that just warms the heart. Here we have a prodigious acting talent who happens to be totally ravishing and she’s still every bit down to earth. Her polite nature rings true of the affability we’ve associated with the awesome people of Canada.
Looking forward to my interview with her which should be coming up soon. She’s certainly an actress I could watch for days on end and it’s not just because she’s a blue-eyed blonde. Clara is also a writer and co-chair of the Young Emerging Actors Assembly where she’s creating content to inspire the younger set. Her current writing involves grappling with some of the complexities of multiculturalism from varying perspectives. Clara is well on her way to become a mover of minds and that makes her thoroughly fascinating.