Canadian Vixen: Michelle Thrush

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Without a doubt, Michelle Thrush has been one of the most compelling women on Canadian television and one of the shining lights of the industry. The riveting series “Blackstone” made her a household name and she continues to mesmerize audiences as the recovering alcoholic Gail Stoney who struggles with the tribulations that life can so often deal. One can almost feel the pain she has to go through in each episode, as she tries to overcome her troubles. As we identify with her, Michelle who is a Cree Native has herself faced typecasting and prejudices which has been a blight on the history of entertainment. It’s great to know she’s at the forefront of a movement that is seeing a bevy of Native American actresses winning the attention of the world with their authentic and emotionally moving performances. Michelle will be heading to the Canada Screen Awards 2014 which is held in Toronto and is considered to be Golden Globes/Oscars of Canada. I’m blessed to be able to write about Michelle, an award-winning actress and a star in her own right who has the affable personality viewers will adore. Keep your eyes peeled for her this Sunday March 9th if you’re watching as she hits the red carpet in what will be a most elegant dress. She belongs to the select group of Canada’s favorite TV sirens garnering the nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. She won the this category two years ago and in her very words this time around included in a group of powerhouse women that includes Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany and Hélène Joy from “Murdoch Mysteries”.

She’s also won a Leo award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award) for playing Deanna Martin on the hugely popular show “Artic Air”. Deanna is all about making the public aware of political affairs that has a bearing on their livelihood and social well being which makes for enthralling drama. Watch Michelle in the behind the scenes video (above) of her shoot for Season 3 in the province of Manitoba alongside fellow actor Adam Beach who is of course Bobby Martin. Early this year, Michelle was at Cannes promoting the film “Jimmy P” which also starred Benicio Del Toro. She plays Gayle Picard, the sister of his character Jimmy who are both very close and cares for him religiously after he suffers a head injury during World War II. This was a dream role for her having always wanted to act alongside Benicio and she did prove to be a fascinating vision in “Jimmy P”. For now, the stargazing will be on Michelle and she should be already be acknowledged as a screen enchantress.

Toronto AfterDark Film Fest 2013 Spotlight: Indie Princess Corsica Wilson

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A magnetic performer, the beautiful CORSICA WILSON is a name we’ll be hearing plenty of in 2013. She stars in “North Bay”, the sci-fi tale of a scientist obsessed with the prospect of discovering frequencies not from our dimension. In her role of Kirby, is she his supporter or a skeptic? Guess you’ll have to find out at the screening at this year’s Toronto AfterDark festival. Don’t you love her perfectly coiffed, bushy eyebrows much the same way we were awed by those of Lily Collins. It has to do with having that natural allure and CORSICA is quite a cutie to be the lady of one’s affection.

Zombies are so hot right now but the actresses headlining these zombie flicks are just as hot I reckon. In “Dead Season”, Corsica put on a compelling depiction as Rachel Conrad, the daughter of the leader of the militant compound which would see be over-run by the vile walking dead. From being timid after being holed up in a room, her transformation to tough as nails zombie killer is noteworthy. It’s so true that the human condition hardens when it comes to survival. You may have also came across Corsica in the comedy “In a World” in a conversation with director/actress Lake Bell’s character Carol over a smoothie. She does have a string of soon to be released features covering everything from time travel to a road trip comedy. Which will means she’ll be intriguing us even more…:)