Jay Baruchel on Strombo

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Jay Baruchel loves this country so much that he has a red Maple Leaf tattooed over his heart. This year, the Montreal actor will share his provincial pride as he represents Quebec during the Canada Reads debates. He's defending the 1945 classic Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan -- a book about the divide between Canada's English and French population in the 20th century.   

Baruchel was born in Montreal, and despite making a name for himself in Hollywood, the Goon star still lives in the same neighbourhood where he grew up. In this 2011 interview on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Baruchel -- who has starred in films like Million Dollar Baby and Knocked Up -- talks about his mom, his upbringing in Montreal, and how he wants to create horror films. You can watch the conversation in the video player above.

Jay Baruchel is defending Two Solitudes during the Canada Reads debates February 11-14.


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