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.
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