Thanks to BrendansWinnipegChick for posting this on the Brendan Fehr message board
Tuesday, April 3, 2001
Roswell star to land in Man.
By PAT ST. GERMAIN, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER
Roswell star Brendan Fehr will be spending some quality time in Manitoba this month, working on the feature film Wilderness Station.
The 23-year-old actor is set to play a brutish 1850s homesteader in the movie — a major departure from his brooding good-guy role as an alien on The WB’s Roswell.
“That’s why we took it, something different to do,” Fehr’s manager Jim Sheasgreen says.
Wilderness Station, based on a short story by Alice Munro, is about a young woman who agrees to marry a homesteader named Simon (Fehr) so she can get out of an Ontario orphanage. The bride eventually falls in love with Simon’s younger brother and, after a woodcutting “accident,” confesses to murdering her husband.
Sheasgreen says Fehr, who was in Winnipeg last month to co-host the 2001 Blizzard Awards gala with Terry David Mulligan, will be back in town for wardrobe fittings tomorrow.
Then he’s off to New York City this weekend to do the talk-show circuit to promote his upcoming feature The Forsaken, in which he plays a vampire hunter. The thriller opens in theatres April 27.
A graduate of Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, Fehr has been living in Los Angeles since 1998. He’s just finished the second season of Roswell, and will begin a new film in L.A after Wilderness Station finishes shooting in late April.
Anne Wheeler (Better than Chocolate, The Sleep Room) is directing Wilderness Station, which is a Credo Entertainment/CineGroupe co-production. The film is to begin shooting next week in Minnedosa and at other sites in Manitoba.
A complete casting announcement is expected this week.