This week’s #mancrushmonday is Canadian actor Denis Theriault!
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Denis Theriault discovered his love of entertainment industry very early on in life. At age 14 Denis conquered his first big TV role, starring as Jeb in The Space Channel’s hit science fiction series Starhunters. Since then, Denis has appeared in various film and television productions, including All the Wrong Reasons, starring alongside the late Cory Monteith (Glee), Emily Hampshire and Karine Vanasse. The role earned him an ACTRA Maritimes Awards nomination for Outstanding Male Performance. His work can also be seen in the feature film Growing Op, City/CW’s Seed, Showcase’s Gspot and HBO’s Call Me Fitz.
You can catch Denis in the highly anticipated directorial debut of Canadian music video legend Director X (Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn) in Across the Line. The film premiered at the 2016 Canadian Film Festival on April 2nd, 2016 and played in select theatres across the nation starting April 8th, 2016. Inspired by real events Across the Line is about dreaming big and challenging the odds. Taking place over a matter of days, the film looks at the deep-rooted racial tensions within North Preston, Nova Scotia, unravelling the lives of three students at Cole Harbour high school. Denis plays Todd, the trouble making high school hockey team captain. The film also stars Sarah Jeffery (DESCENDANTS). The film is written and produced by Floyd Kane along with Amos Adetuyi, writer/creator/producer of award-winning television series Skin Deep.
Take a read of Denis’s views on romance below!
What is your ideal first date/what’s the best date you have ever been on?
Anything that allows me to get to know the other person. Being a movie lover, I would LIKE to say a movie. But that doesn’t allow for much talking. A good old pub date would do just fine! This is going to sound kinda lame, but the best date I’ve ever had was the first time I skyped with my now-fiancé, who lived in England at the time.
What is your instant deal breaker?
Someone who doesn’t understand my choice of career.
What is the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?
Flown across the ocean to see me? Does that count?
What is your definition of romance?
Romance is someone who acknowledges your existence and does everything they can to make you feel special. You feel that, no matter what, they will have your back.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Without a doubt, eyes. My fiancé has the craziest, most amazing green eyes. Swoon.
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