Charlotte and Tatiana at the Tastemakers Lounge during TIFF 2012. Photography by Central Image Agency.

The thing about a rising star is that while dazzling its way to the top, there’s a whole lot of bright lights and big dreams on display for the ride. And that’s just what the Toronto International Film Festival is nurturing into reality with its
Rising Stars initiative, now in its second year of showcasing Canadian actors throughout the 10-day festival (
ELLE Canada’s October cover girl Sarah Gadon emerged from last year’s crop). We caught up with the two leading ladies of this year’s batch of homegrown talent—Toronto-born Charlotte Sullivan and Regina-native Tatiana Maslany (fellow Canucks Charlie Carrick and Connor Jessup round out the docket)— to chat about how talent, hard work and a touch of cosmic alignment helped shape their
star-studded TIFF experience this year.
Read on about Charlotte and Tatiana’s rise to stardom!