Zoomer Magazine's arts & entertainment editor Mike Crisolago (along with trusty sidekick producer Gina B) sits down with legends from stage and screen, literature, music and more...
Tantoo Cardinal is ready for her close-up. At 68 years old, and after 48 years as an actress on stage and screen a run thats earned her everything from the Order of Canada to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Televisions Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement the Indigenous actress has finally landed her first starring role in a feature film.
It seems improbable, after a celebrated career that includes roles in films like Dances With Wolves and Legends of the Fall, that Cardinal had never received top billing, but Falls Around Her, a film about an Anishinaabe musician (Cardinal) who returns to her northern Ontario community in a futile attempt to return to the land and leave fame behind, corrects that oversight.
Mike conducted this interview with Cardinal last September via cellphone, as the actress was out and about preparing for the films world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Nevertheless, Cardinal discussed everything from Falls Around Her to her childhood artistic influences, activism, the importance of Indigenous filmmaking and so much more.
Canadian comedy legend Mary Walsh has enough Awards to, well, last a lifetime. The 66-year-old CODCO alum, who created and co-starred on This Hour Has 22 Minutes appearing most famously as political reporter Marg Delahunty, taking Prime Ministers and other politicos to task in hilarious fashion has previously been honoured with both the Governor Generals Performing Arts Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada. And now, at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, March 31, shell receive the Earle Grey Award for her extensive career and influence on Canadian comedy.
Using the term wrinkled radicals to describe women in their third act of life, Walsh is on a personal crusade, both personally and professionally, to redefine the boundaries of what can be accomplished by people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. As such, she sat down with Ages & Icons in the Zoomerplex in downtown Toronto for one of the funniest episodes weve ever recorded.
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David Hasselhoff and Billy Baldwin
Its two for the price of one in this Ages & Icons double-header, featuring a pair of hunky 1990s Hollywood heroes discussing how theyve stepped up once again to save the day.
The Hoff - David Hasselhoff is back to save Berlin, and the world, against the backdrop of the Cold War in the brand new Audible audiobook Up Against the Wall which he also wrote, narrates and voices all the characters for. We talk to the 66-year-old about this new international adventure as well as his career, Knight Rider reminiscences and more before Gina does the unthinkable and, you guessed it, hassles the Hoff.
Next up is Billy Baldwin, the 56-year-old brother of Alec, Daniel and Stephen and the sibling whos most earned the moniker the Canadian Baldwin. In our interview, the star of the 1991 firefighter drama Backdraft recalls decades spent filming movies and TV shows in every corner of Canada, as well as championing countless philanthropic efforts in the Great White North, and the one obscure film of his that Canadian fans love.
In the most candid and personal Ages & Icons interview to date, Canadian broadcasting great Erin Davis, 56, sits down for a poignant and, yes, humorous one-on-one discussion about her journey from unimaginable grief to rediscovering happiness following the sudden death of her 24-year-old daughter Lauren in 2015.
Davis, the long time, top-rated morning host on Torontos CHFI station and author of the new book Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, received the worst news a parent can hear just before going on air one morning in early May, 2015. Using her unique insight and trademark wit, Davis holds nothing back in guiding us through the struggles and successes on her road to regaining happiness in her life, offering an uplifting example for overcoming grief to smile, laugh and be joyful again.
Foreigner's Mick Jones
Welcome to season two of Ages & Icons! Were back with legendary Foreigner founding member, guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, as he continues to ramp up the music. The 74-year-old is preparing for the bands upcoming Cold As Ice Canadian tour and the possible release of new Foreigner music with another of the groups founding members, Lou Gramm.
The songs Jones contributed to Foreigner include I Wanna Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Cold As Ice, and Feels Like The First Time, helping to propel the band to record sales topping 80 million worldwide, making Foreigner one of the best-selling groups of all time. Here, Mick Jones discussed his legendary career, his memories of meeting the Beatles in the 1960s and how it feels to be musically relevant and performing at the age of 74.
The Ages & Icons Holiday Jam
Join Ages & Icons hosts Mike and Gina as they dig into the year that was, pop culture of the holidays and of course silly wishes for mankind.
Also, they invited some special Zoomer guests to riff on this years royal wedding, which royal baby names they prefer (Wayne, anyone?), the progression of the Me Too movement, aging rock & rollers, a holiday trivia game and so much more.