EXCLUSIVE: While she’s got TV projects 12 Monkeys and Schitt’s Creek on deck, Canadian actress Emily Hampshire has added a new feature to her résumé. She’ll reteam with her My Awkward Sexual Adventure director Sean Garrity for Borealis. The drama follows an unemployed gambler who takes his estranged pot-smoking teenage daughter on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, Manitoba to show her the magnificent Northern Lights — before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. Kevin Pollak and Joey King also star in the Buffalo Gal Pictures production.
Hampshire, whose credits also include Rookie Blue and Cosmopolis, is starring in Syfy’s 12 Monkeys which premieres January 15. She’s playing the female version of Brad’s Pitt’s character in the original Terry Gilliam film. The CBC’s Schitt’s Creek also premieres in January with Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
Hampshire’s agent Dani De Lio of Creative Drive Artists brokered the Borealis deal. The actress is also repped by Karen Benzakein of K.L. Benzakein Talent, and managers David Guillod and Brad Pence of Intellectual Artists Management.