Maybe we have our seemingly endless backwoods to thank or the fact that the sun goes down before 5 pm half the year up here. No one plays werewolves better than Canadians (our apologies, Joe Manganiello). Halifax born and bred actor Steve Lund is latest Canuck to sink his teeth into the sci-fi wolf-man role. Starring opposite Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort on this winter 2014′s Bitten on SyFy and Space, Lund plays Nick Sorrentino, a werewolf coping with everyday supernatural problems (while Vandervoort plays Elena Michaels, the first female werewolf in history who’s got identity problems all of her own). They had us at “werewolf.” We caught up with funnyman Lund to find out more about his acting career, his one-time hockey dreams and his favourite places in Toronto.
What was the best part about filming Bitten?
The fight scenes. I had a problem when I was young, being a big kid every single “play date” I ever had resulted in one of two outcomes: 1) something broken in the house or 2) the other kid crying. Finally I get to wile out and play fight with professionals and it’s awesome. Our stunt coordinator and team are the most gracious, fun-loving people I’ve ever worked with and they created a safe environment for big kids like me to play and break stuff.