I thought, 'If I'm going to die, I'm going to videotape it.' So I got out my little video recorder and was taping goodbyes to my family.
I love the work, I love being in front of the camera and working with actors and directors and creating something. For me, it's like learning everyday.
I've been really lucky. When I decided to go to L.A., I said I was going to quit modelling and just go and see how I do. In the first two weeks, I got three movies. I was so excited, I had all my furniture shipped out from New York.
Yeah, I've had an odd youth, But I wouldn't know the difference if I'd lived it any other way. And I wouldn't change any of it because I quite like what I'm doing.
It's hard to go with a trend. As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up. It's important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.
Canadians have this weird way about them where we really stick together.
I think acting is definitely the most fulfilling, because it's the most challenging in my mind.
I really appreciate the sport background because the structure and the discipline that that gives a person is incredible, and it just carries with you wherever you go.
Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer makes me really comfortable with my body.
I like to go out and see what a city's all about.
I kept my clothes on. I borrowed money.
You really don't do anything else in your life; it's a very little bubble that you grow up in. And you have to live in that bubble because of the intensity of the sport.
I wanted to build up a little nest egg and go back to L.A. and choose roles that I wanted to do instead of roles that I had to do to pay the bills.
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