Sitting down with the Montreal Gazette over tea on St. Denis in Montreal, Torri Higginson had an extensive chat about THIS LIFE, including her decision to not watch Nouvelle adresse, the original french series THIS LIFE is based on.
“It’s always very intimidating, be it if you’re reprising a character or if you are the understudy in a play and you’re taking over another character,” Higginson said. “And especially in this situation because Macha is a remarkable actress and she has brought Nathalie to life in Nouvelle adresse in such a way that people are deeply moved and she did a perfect performance (from) everything I’ve heard. I myself haven’t watched it and I chose not to because we are insecure as actors and it would be very difficult for myself not to (make) a comparison. It would also be very difficult not to fall into possible mimicry and to then second-guess my own instinctive choices. So I look so forward to seeing it … but it has to be far after I’ve finished.”
Take a look at our interview with Torri Higginson below: