We know just about everyone and we take you everywhere! LA, New York, London, Paris, Italy, Mexico, Africa… all around the world. But when ET Canada was invited to the set of Taylor Kitsch’s new film “The Grand Seduction” – we never thought we’d end up taking our viewers to rural Newfoundland. And we mean rural!
“The Grand Seduction” is shooting about four hours outside of St. John’s in a small harbour town – population 30. No cell phone reception and limited internet access – it’s a TV producer’s biggest nightmare! But with stunning ocean views, rolling green hills and friendly locals, we can see why Taylor is loving the location. Telling us: “I love the simplicity… we’ve been fishing a lot, which I’ve never really had the chance to do my entire life… I think when there’s so little to do you kind of have to take in the culture and the people, which has been a blessing.”
The film is a remake of a popular French film about a bad boy doctor Paul Lewis, played by Taylor, who finds himself blackmailed and relocated to the small town of Tickle Head. The twist – the town needs to seduce Taylor’s character to stay in order to revitalize their financially ruined community. According to the Canadian heartthrob: “Insane chaos, humour and torn up hearts occur.” We can’t wait to see it when it hits theatres next year!
And for those of you that love to see Taylor in action – not to worry! Next the actor will appear in the war film “Lone Survivor” and he can’t wait to duke it out with co-star Mark Wahlberg. “Mark’s intimidated by me! He doesn’t even know it yet,” he jokes. “Which is a pretty incredible thing… it’s an incredible cast… the script is phenomenal! And it just feels very right. All those variables are there for it to be a damn good film.”
Watch the sneak peek below and catch the whole set visit on tonight’s show!