Each year at TIFF, four talented up-and-coming Canadian actors are selected as the festival's official Rising Stars. They receive special consultations with filmmakers, casting directors and film executives. Plus, we're also pretty sure they get to go to all of the parties. This year, two of the rising stars are Shannon Kook and Julia Sarah Stone.
Kook is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and has starred in TV shows like Rookie Blue and Degrassi: The Next Generation. But his most exciting project is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Dark Places starring Chloe Moretz, Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks.
Stone made a big splash at the age of 16 in the movie, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom. This year she appears in the TIFF pick Wet Bum about a young girl who befriends two elderly retirement home residents. Plus, she will be working on projects with Werner Herzog and Charlie Kaufman coming up.
But we wanted to find out some of the interesting facts about these stars that may not be in their official bio. Check out what they want you to know below.