ABC’s ‘Off the Map’ talent from Montreal

Off the Map‘s Rachelle Lefevre – Photo by fashion photographer Anthony Citrano

ABC debuts a new drama, which some are hoping will be the next Grey’s AnatomyOff the Map is actually brought to us by some of the same people who helped create Grey’s Anatomy and is about young American doctors starting their life over at a hospital in South America. But what makes the show interesting to someone like me is that there are, not one, but two Montreal actors in it. They are Caroline Dhavernas and Rachelle Lefevre.

You may have seen Dhavernas in M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil or  as Vera Keller in HBO’s The Pacific. Those of us who are Canucks may also recognize her from the 2009 Genie Award winning Passchendaele, which won for Best Motion Picture. Her TV work started as early as the age of 8, as a dubbed voice on the French Canadian version of English shows like Babar. In 2004, she starred in the Canada/US co-production Wonderfalls. Now at age 32, she will be playing the role of Lily Brenner on Off the Map.

Lefevre, 32, also has a pretty impressive resume. She can be seen in Barney’s Version, currently out in theatres. She also starred as Victoria in Twilight and its sequel New Moon. Her television debut was on YTV and Fox Family Channel’s Big Wolf on Campus, known in Montreal for its scenes filmed at John Abbott College. Now, she will play Ryan Clark in the new ABC drama.

Off the Map
Wednesdays at 10/9c on Global/ABC

Update – A couple reviews so far:

Not Bad. Not Bad. I see some potential there.

Heather B, Virgin Radio 96

This Off the Map show apparently is set on another planet, where there are no unattractive doctors and the laws of physics don’t apply.

Steve Faguy of Fagstein Blog (via @fagstein)

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