Canadian-born actress Sarah Gadon nabs the October cover of Elle Canada, and after being involved with two big movies A Dangerous Method with Michael Fassbender and Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson, the actress intends to keep herself busy. Her latest film An Enemy, directed by Denis Villeneuve, co-stars an international ensemble including Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Isabella Rossellini.
“I find that [in magazine articles] actors are not given the opportunity to explain what they want people to take away from their films.” Sarah elaborates on why people should head to the Toronto International Film Festival and see David Cronenberg’s son Brandon’s movie Antiviral saying, “I think that Antiviral is a movie that’s unafraid to criticize the system in which it functions… it’s something brave for a film to do.”
Sarah tackles describing her character in the film and suggests something pretty powerful about the film industry as a whole. “She’s a film actress who has branched off into branding. That’s the definition of a movie star now. It’s somebody in film who has an enormous amount of box office power and who then franchises herself. I don’t think we see that a lot in films; what a real movie star is.”
And while everyone has an idea of what a real movie star is, Sarah is in the process of becoming a big one and she’s proud of her reputation as a “bit of a negotiator. I’m not the kind of actress who takes whatever comes her way. I’m constantly fighting for parts, for ideas, for the kind of career I want.”
Catch Sarah on October’s issue of Elle Canada, which hits newsstands on September 3.