During a candid interview with The TV Junkies, Torri Higginson made a surprising revelation about her own life in regards to the subject matter surrounding THIS LIFE, and how she prepared for the role.
"I don’t have any cancer experience in my family or my life which I’m amazed and grateful to say. This show was cast so quickly so I didn’t have a lot of time–there’s a wonderful oncologist here in Montreal, Dr. Champagne, he was wonderful and spent some time with us. I asked him if I could sit in his waiting room and it was very moving," said Torri.
"Everybody’s had their own experience with death or their own illness that made them think of their own mortality or losing somebody you care for. I am human that way, I’ve had some very close experiences with having to look at my own mortality. I felt very grateful for that experience when it happened four years ago, and I feel even more grateful now because I go ‘Wow, I can really use that.’ It’s been resonating very close to the surface for me the last five months."
Watch our interview with Torri Higginson below: