Mar 5, 2014 | 16:03Q "Brave New Girls" star Jenna Talackova in Studio Q Video
Q "Brave New Girls" star Jenna Talackova in Studio Q Mar 5, 2014 | 16:03When Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for being born male, her story made headlines all over the world. But since successfully fighting the rules to re-enter the competition, the 25-year-old has pushed even farther to pursue a career in modelling and acting. Her journey to follow through on her ambitions, without being pigeonholed, has been documented in a new E! series: Brave New Girls. Talackova joins Jian to discuss the media firestorm than surrounded her in 2012, why she doesn't want her transgender identity to be seen as a gimmick, and why she's decided to share her story.
Mar 3, 2014 | 25:50Q "The F Word" star Zoe Kazan Video
Q "The F Word" star Zoe Kazan Mar 3, 2014 | 25:50The F Word has been described as a funny, surprising, and realistic romantic comedy -- one that director Michael Dowse says will not make boyfriends "throw up in their own mouths." It may just be this generation's When Harry Met Sally. Actress and writer Zoe Kazan is the film's animated female lead. Along with co-star Daniel Radcliffe, she immerses herself in a Toronto that isn't pretending to be New York as the two navigate the complexities of chemistry between friends -- specifically, when one is committed to someone else. Kazan joins Jian to discuss the film, which is based on a Canadian play called Toothpaste and Cigars, and the tensions that arise when you put two moral people in a very tempting situation. She also reflects on her own journey as as actress, a career she says includes real heartaches, and as a young woman exiting her twenties.
Jan 22, 2014 | 16:38Q Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith in Studio Q Video
Q Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith in Studio Q Jan 22, 2014 | 16:38Bryan Smith is an adventure filmmaker who risks his neck to get rare footage and document danger. He joins Jian to talk about what drives him to work grueling days and lug heavy equipment, how he became fascinated by new frontiers, and why it's okay to be scared.
Jan 17, 2014 | 16:09Q "Homeland" creator Gideon Raff in Studio Q Video
Q "Homeland" creator Gideon Raff in Studio Q Jan 17, 2014 | 16:09Gideon Raff, the creative force behind Emmy-winning series Homeland and the Israeli TV drama that inspired it, is becoming a sought-after producer of thrillers. USA Network just picked up a new series of his, Dig, and he recently shot a pilot for FX called Tyrant. Now the first season of his breakout hit, Prisoners of War (or Hatufim -- "Hostages" in Hebrew), is being released on DVD. Raff joined Jian live in studio to talk about the differences between Prisoners of War, the highest-rated Israeli drama ever, and its American adaptation. He also told Jian about the moving response to his televised dramas from real-life POWs and research he does when writing Prisoners of War, including speaking with former POWs and doctors who have diagnosed people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jan 15, 2014 | 37:35Q Viggo Mortensen in Studio Q Video
Q Viggo Mortensen in Studio Q Jan 15, 2014 | 37:35Viggo Mortensen drops by Studio Q before his appearance at the TIFF Lightbox to support a major retrospective on David Cronenberg's life and work. The actor has worked under his direction on A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method, but the two have also developed a bond off set that they compare to real brotherhood. Jian speaks to Mortensen about the Canadian filmmaker, but also fans out to discuss his other leading roles, long-time fears and long-term goals.
Dec 23, 2013 | 18:59Q "The Dirties" director Matt Johnson in Studio Q Video
Q "The Dirties" director Matt Johnson in Studio Q Dec 23, 2013 | 18:59Matt Johnson joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his new indie film about bullying, violence, and guns in high school. It's getting raves from the cinema world and from anti-bullying advocates - and some controversy too.
Dec 12, 2013 | 17:39Q Kevin Smith brings "Spoilers" to Studio Q Video
Q Kevin Smith brings "Spoilers" to Studio Q Dec 12, 2013 | 17:39Kevin Smith's raucous "anti-review" show recently launched as a television exclusive in Canada. Following a successful first season online, Spoilers debuted on The Comedy Network last week -- much to the delight of the self-described Canadaphile. The actor, director and provocateur speaks to Jian about the unique format of his show -- which seems to feature everything but professional film critics -- and why he returned to an indie aesthetic for the project. He also reflects on rocky times in Hollywood, why he doesn't mince words when it comes to criticizing the film industry, and how making a living from your art is a "weird struggle."
Dec 5, 2013 | 21:51Q Aisha Tyler in Studio Q Video
Q Aisha Tyler in Studio Q Dec 5, 2013 | 21:51Comedian, TV host, and actress, Aisha Tyler, is seen regularly on 'The Talk', her voice is a staple on the animated hit series Archer, and she's also a podcaster, author, Jeopardy wiz, and bourbon connoisseur. She joins Jian at the desk to talk about her book, 'Self Inflicted Wounds'.
Nov 18, 2013 | 17:37Q Movie icon Jeremy Irons in Studio Q Video
Q Movie icon Jeremy Irons in Studio Q Nov 18, 2013 | 17:37Jeremy Irons, who has been dazzling audiences for over four decades, has earned the triple crown of acting: a Best Actor Oscar, a Best Actor Tony and an Emmy. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to discuss the bold creative risks he takes as a performer -- including a disturbing role as twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers -- but also the high-stakes environmental issues he tackles in the real world.
Oct 14, 2013 | 19:35Q Comedian and polyglot Eddie Izzard in Studio Q Video
Q Comedian and polyglot Eddie Izzard in Studio Q Oct 14, 2013 | 19:35Superstar UK comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard, brings a borderless approach to his life and work, learning languages, travelling the world, and finding ways to break through with his smart, incisive comedy. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his humanitarian efforts, his new tour of the world, and more.
Oct 7, 2013 | 29:14Q 'Prisoners' director Denis Villeneuve in Studio Q Video
Q 'Prisoners' director Denis Villeneuve in Studio Q Oct 7, 2013 | 29:14Genie-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Denis Villeneuve joins Jian at the desk for a feature interview about his very busy fall season, with two feature films stepping into the light - the arthouse doppleganger drama 'Enemy', and the high-tension, Hollywood thriller 'Prisoners'.