The Chronicle Herald: Local actor reigns supreme in showbiz

The Chronicle Herald: Local actor reigns supreme in showbiz

When he began appearing on The CW period drama Reign, Steve Lund felt relief that his 15 auditions weren’t for naught.

“I’d like to think I get to choose my roles and have an array of opportunities, but in this case I auditioned numerous times,” he said.

“I got an offer for a role in the fourth season, and at first it was only three episodes, but it became recurring. I was just happy they recognized my abilities as an actor.”

As it turns out, news of Reign’s cancellation meant this would be Lund’s last chance to be on the popular series.

“My character Luc was a good guy, but there was potential for danger given his family history. I could sway viewers one way or another, and there was always a thought I may go against the order,” he said.

“There was a little smirk behind every line. And any time you get to be part of a period piece, it’s a ton of fun. I had a costume, an accent, dance routines and you got to hang out in a castle every day. It’s not a bad way to earn a paycheque.”

The Halifax-born actor — now living in Toronto — said the cancellation hit other cast members hard.

“We went out with a bang, and we sort of realized it couldn’t get better and ended appropriately. I wasn’t terribly miffed (about the cancellation), but when you develop these relationships, you want to wrap up and do it all justice.”

Lund has been met with success on Netflix, where his appearances in Hemlock Grove and Blue Mountain State are readily available.

“There’s sort of a legitimacy to being on streaming, because if I meet someone and they ask where they can see me, I can point to Netflix,” he said.

He speaks about Hemlock Grove — in which he appeared in two episodes as a bartender — and though he didn’t meet star Bill Skarsgard, he sure is amped for the young actor’s next project.

The actor, from a famous family including Marvel universe actor Stellan and brother, True Blood alum Alexander, is set to hit the big screen as Pennywise, the terrifying clown in a remake of Stephen King’s novel IT.

“My friend from the show knows him very well, and all I’ve ever heard is that he has so much potential. I’m really excited for the movie. I think he’ll do a fine job,” said Lund, speaking on the role immortalized by Tim Curry in 1990.

Lund was also a regular in television shows Haven and Bitten, and says the latter was his most significant role to date.

“Being a series regular far surpassed any undertaking I’d had previously, and it challenged me in so many ways.

“It was amazing carrying a storyline for three seasons,” he said.

“I was the youngest in the cast, and there was a family dynamic born on day one. I couldn’t imagine a better legit first gig.”

Lund has also tried his hand at comedy, with a three-episode arc in the CBC hit Schitt’s Creek. He had nothing but praise for his co-stars.

“It was one of the most peculiar, unique and entertaining experiences of my life. Continue reading

Reign: 4×15 ‘Blood in the Water’ Captures

I’ve added 34 HD captures of Steve as Luc from the fifteenth episode of Reign that aired this past week. Sadly Steve wasn’t in but only a couple of scenes but you can view the captures in the gallery now.

Reign: 4×14 ‘A Bride. A Box. A Body.’ Captures

Reign: 4×14 ‘A Bride. A Box. A Body.’ Captures

I’ve added over 100 HD captures of Steve as Luc from the fourteenth episode of Reign that aired this past week. You can view them in the gallery now.

Reign: 4×12 ‘The Shakedown’ Captures

Reign: 4×12 ‘The Shakedown’ Captures

Hey guys, sorry for the delay! I’ve added HD captures of Steve as Luc from the twelfth episode of Reign that aired this past week. You can view them in the gallery now.

Ugh, I really feel for Luc. If Claude doesn’t want him, I’ll take him! 😉

Reign: 4×11 ‘Dead of Night’ Captures

Reign: 4×11 ‘Dead of Night’ Captures

I’ve added over 100 HD captures of Steve as Luc from the eleventh episode of Reign that aired this past week. You can view them in the gallery now.

Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Art of Us’ Video Preview

Promotional Shoot and Additional Stills from Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Art of Us’

Promotional Shoot and Additional Stills from Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Art of Us’

I’ve added some new shots of Steve and his co-star Taylor Cole posing together for the film’s promotional photoshoot in addition to some extra production stills from the upcoming Hallmark Channel’s original movie The Art of Us which premieres on Saturday May 20th at 9:00 PM / 8:00c.


First look at Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Art of Us’ – Production Stills

First look at Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Art of Us’ – Production Stills

Check out these newly released production stills of Steve and his co-star Taylor Cole in the upcoming Hallmark Channel’s original movie The Art of Us which premieres on Saturday May 20th at 9:00 PM / 8:00c.

Reign: 4×08 ‘Uncharted Waters’ Captures

Reign: 4×08 ‘Uncharted Waters’ Captures

I’ve added over 100 HD captures of Steve as Luc from the eighth episode of Reign. You can view them in the gallery now.

Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Star in Hallmark Channel’s ‘THE ART OF US’, Premiering 5/20

Taylor Cole (“The Originals,” “Christmas at Homestead”) and Steve Lund (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Reign”) star in Hallmark Channel’s THE ART OF US, a new original movie premiering Saturday, May 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The film also has a prominent story arc for “Vincent the Dog” and other adorable canines, part of Crown Media Family Networks’ (home of Hallmark CHANNEL and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) global pet initiative and the company’s steadfast commitment to end pet homelessness by using entertainment to show the joys pets bring to our lives every day. Crown Media Family Networks produces pet-centric original movies and specials (“Kitten Bowl,” “Meow Madness,” “Hero Dog Awards”) to create awareness for the beautiful animals at local shelters waiting to find a forever home.

“The Art of Us” is a modern retelling of “My Fair Lady.” Dr. Harper Higgins (Cole) is determined to land a tenured position at Boston College, and she is counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when Higgins loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to her recently hired dog walker Tom Stone (Lund) who, unbeknownst to anyone, is a very skilled painter. Transforming Tom into a credible, respected artist is going to take work, but Dr. Higgins feels up to the challenge. The only complication comes when professor and artist fall for each other during the charade and risk being outed by a competing professor.

“We are fortunate to continue developing innovative content while simultaneously partnering with tremendously talented actors such as Taylor Cole and Steve Lund,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity.

“Taylor Cole and Steve Lund radiate the screen and we have no doubt they will create a masterpiece together with ‘The Art of Us,'” Vicary concluded.

“The Art of Us” is an Art of Us Films Inc production. Howard Braunstein and Sydell Albert are executive producers. Christian Bruyere is producer. Kristoffer Tabori directs from the teleplay by Karen Berger, based on the book by Teri Wilson.

Source: broadwayworld.com

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