, London’s Amber Marshall (the first ever winner of Canada’s Screen Star award who now lives on a horse ranch in Alberta) and hunky Graham Wardle (who was born in Mission B. and grew up in New Westminster) had been a long time goal of ours.
The desire was enforced when we had the exclusive opportunity to speak with their lovely co-star Michelle Morgan, but getting to sit down with the two leads at the recent CBC Winter Media Day exceeded all of our expectations.
Wardle is famous for his character as Ty Borden from the long-running CBC collection Heartland.
Underneath his Film creation and Entertainment Business, Lone Maverick, Wardle has produced movies such as Under Stress (2008), The Vessel (2012) and Cold Lights (2013). Just so you know this isn't Ty and Amy's Baby! #heartlandoncbc #heartlandoncbc #season11A post shared by Graham Wardle (@grahamwardle) on Graham Wardle was created on September 6, 1986, in Mission, British Columbia.
GW: I’m loving these questions, man, they’re great. Animals have always kept me grounded and have continued to do so.
I’m very lucky that I get to work with them on a daily basis and I also get to come home to a whole menagerie of them.
AM: [laughs] Well my character knew horses, whereas the character of Ty was brand new even to the world of living in a rural environment, so I think that our own personalities really matched well with those characters. AM: So there’s a lot of realism to the characters as well, and they did a fabulous job casting everyone from the top down.
I do believe that the mountain vista plays a central role in the show and it captivates a lot of people. So much of television is in closed spaces–offices, etc.–where it’s focused inward and is very tight, whereas our show is very open.