Even God Will Work For Scale
It's been six years since KRIS LEMCHE, a native of Brampton, Ont., crammed his life into a car, drove to Los Angeles with no work in sight, and found a room in a flop house. Now 27, he's living in the Hollywood Hills, and regularly gets recognized as that guy who played a teenage God in CBS's Joan of Arcadia. But for his first lead movie role, Lemche came back to Canada. In A Simple Curve, a first feature from B.C. writer-director Aubrey Nealon, he stars as the frustrated son of an ex-hippie carpenter who's going broke in a mountain paradise because he won't compromise his craft. In L.A., Lemche wrestles with similar issues. "Maybe I should just do a sitcom because it's a lot of money," he says. But so far he's holding out against "boring frat-boy humour that's putting North America into a cultural suckhole."