‘I LIKE MAKING PEOPLE FEEL SOMETHING,’ SAYS KITCHENER’S NETFLIX STAR

Taylor Thorne is only 14, but with her disarmingly direct gaze and penchant for speaking her mind, the burgeoning dancer-turned-actor comes off like a consummate showbiz pro

Taylor Thorne as Taylor West with William Baldwin as father John West in the CBC/Netflix show Northern Rescue. (CBC)

Perched on a chair in her Kitchener living room — doting mom hovering from a distance — she seems quite impressive: Bright, confident, but natural, unaffected.

Taylor Thorne is only 14, but with her disarmingly direct gaze and penchant for speaking her mind, the burgeoning dancer-turned-actor comes off like a consummate showbiz pro — one who perfected her craft though years of dance competitions, Drayton theatre productions and small TV parts.

And now this: A starring role in the Netflix and CBC streaming series Northern Rescue, a heartwarming drama that crosses the family-in-mourning vibe of This Is Us with the teen angst of Party of Five and the bucolic, seaboard setting of Canadian classic The Beachcombers.

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