Last night I was invited to speak at a Salon at the Pentimento Gallery (at 1164 Queen Street East) by host Brigitte Gall. Great night with a very funny reading by Collette Stevenson and music from Al Rowe. In the second half of the show Thom Ernst from TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies interviewed me on stage about my book Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils.
When the interview wrapped a special guest was brought up on stage. I had seen Meg Walter in the audience watching the show, but didn’t know who she was. But here’s the surprising part… She was brought up on stage and introduced as Sister Meg from The Devils! One of the dancing nuns from the movie lives in Toronto! And was there last night!
My mind was blown.
We chatted on stage for a few minutes and then a few minutes more after the show was over. She’s lovely, had amazing things to say about Ken Russell and even brought along one of the call sheets from the movie to show me.
Thanks to Meg, Brigitte Gall, Thom Ernst and everyone at the Pentimento Gallery for making last night really memorable!