Film

A Quick Chat With Cory Gruter-Andrew From Netflix’s Anne With An E

CORY Gruter-Andrew drops by on Close-up Culture for a quick chat about his role on Netflix show Anne With An E.


Q: We have heard promising things about Anne With An E and its message. What can you tell us about the show and your role as Cole?

A: AnnE brings to light issues such as racial bias and lgbtq+ rights. Cole is a young man living in the turn of the 20th century, who is struggling to figure out who he is and what he wants out of life.

Q: This is a fantastic young cast featuring yourself, Amybeth McNulty, Lucas Jade Zumann and many others. How did you all get along?

A: FILMING was a good time and we all got along well. It was most enjoyable to film the spin the bottle scene in episode 205 because we were all in a room together having fun and laughing.

Q: Where was the show filmed? 

A: WE shot in Toronto Ontario for most interior scenes but all the school house stuff and exterior shots are from Pickering, Ontario and other surrounding areas.

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Cory on the set of Summer of 84

Q: You have played a character set in the 1980s (Summer of 84) and the 19th century for Anne with an E. Is there a period of time you would love to play a character in?

A: PRESENT day would be fun to do, although I do enjoy period work just as much.

Q: Your rise from acting camp to feature films was remarkably quick. How have you enjoyed the ride so far?

A: IT has been great and I am just kind of rolling with the punches, enjoying every second.

Q: In that time, you have shaved your head for a role (This is your death), filmed in Argentina with Pope Francis (Beyond The Sun) and learnt sword-play for The 100. Can you pick a favourite thing you’ve done so far in your young career?

A: IT IS difficult to pin down a certain role but I do love Cole for who he is and what he represents to so many people.

Q: What lies ahead for you? 

A: NOBODY can see the future, so who knows really? At this point, I can talk you I want to act for the rest of my life.

Title Image by Rob Gilbert Photography

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