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If you told Sarah Gadon that in less than a year she'd go from university lecture halls to film festival red carpets, she'd probably say you were out of your mind. Now that's not to say her path to the red carpet was quick or easy. Sarah first appeared on stage at age seven, as a lamb in a Toronto production of 'The Nutcracker'.
For more than 10 years she worked consistently on television; on everything from 'La Femme Nikita' to CBC's own 'Being Erica'. But Sarah wanted to do more than act. So she enrolled at the University to Toronto to learn all there is to know about cinema, storytelling and the great directors... like David Cronenberg. When Sarah sent her audition tape to Cronenberg, she thought it was a long shot. But Cronenberg liked what he saw and cast her in 'A Dangerous Method', as psychiatrist Carl Jung's rational and loyal wife, Emma.
Cronenberg was so impressed with Gadon, he asked her to star in 'Cosmopolis'; an adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel of the same name. Sarah is the attention-seeking wife a ruthless billionaire Eric Packer (played by Robert Pattinson). 'Cosmopolis' debuted at this year's Cannes festival, where Gadon also appeared in 'Antiviral', the first film by Cronenberg's 32-year-old son, Brandon.