Lara Jean Chorostecki chats about Please Kill Mr. Know It All, NBC’s Hannibal and more!


The Arts Scene sits down for a chat with Lara Jean Chorostecki to chat about Please Kill Mr. Know It All (her new film premiering at the 2013 Canadian Film Fest), NBC’s Hannibal, theatre and much more. A shout out to our friends at Feheley Fine Arts for hosting our interview!

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Lara Jean Chorostecki is an avid theatre and film enthusiast. She kickstarted her career very young, joining Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training as the its youngest ever accepted member. She graced the stages of The Stratford Festival before finding herself in London, England where she completed her Masters in Classical Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, diving into the Bard’s many works, among others.

She stars as Sally in Please Kill Mr. Know It All – directed by Colin Carter and Sandra Feldman – which has its Toronto Premiere at the 2013 Canadian Film Fest on March 21st, 2013. Sally, played Chorostecki, writes as an anonymous advice columnist under the pseudonym “Mr. Know It All”. When the column turns into an overnight success, Sally submits a sketch of Albert, a handsome stranger she finds at a local movie theatre. What she doesn’t know is that Albert, handsome and all, is a contract killer who she has “exposed”. For the sake of his “profession”, he must kill this Mr. Know It All.

Chorostecki will also be seen in NBC’s upcoming thriller television series, Hannibal, developed by Bryan Fuller. Starring opposite the likes of Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen, Chorostecki will play Fredricka “Freddie” Lounds, a tabloid blogger. Lounds was originally a male character, portrayed on screen by both Stephen Lang and Philip Seymour Hoffman, in Manhunter and Red Dragon respectively. The production will be based around the novels by Thomas Harris and will focus on the relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).

Make sure to catch Lara Jean Chorostecki on Hannibal, airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 4 on City in Canada and NBC in the United States.