TORONTO — Sarah Gadon is an expert on making movies with directors named Cronenberg.
The 26-year-old Toronto actress made 2011’s A Dangerous Method, 2012’s Cosmopolis and the upcoming Maps to the Stars for David Cronenberg and 2012’s Antiviral for his son Brandon Cronenberg.
“Everyone always expects me to say that they’re really creepy and weird and bizarre,” Gadon said of the Canadian filmmakers. “They’re incredibly nice people and they’re really kind of normal Torontonians.”
Gadon, who appeared Friday on Global’s The Morning Show, also talked about co-starring with actors like Robert Pattinson (in Cosmopolis) and Jake Gyllenhaal (in the upcoming Enemy).
“I have these surreal moments where I’m like, ‘I’m pregnant with Jake Gyllenhaal’s baby’ and ‘I’m telling Robert Pattinson that he smells of sex,'” she admitted. “But you’re acting so the focus is on the work.”
Gadon said she fell in love with acting at an early age. “That’s always been my intention to be a working performer and I’m glad I’ve been able to do it in Toronto.”
In addition to Enemy, which opens March 14, Gadon provides the voice of a character in the animated comedy The Nut Job, opening Jan. 17. Directed by Canada’s Peter Lepeniotis, it also stars Toronto’s Will Arnett and Joe Pingue.
In May, Gadon will show up in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Oscorp AI, a computer.
For now, she’s home in Canada to “freeze my ass off.”