Zegers tackles darker material

Kevin Zegers (QMI Agency files)

Kevin Zegers (QMI Agency files)

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:38 PM ET

Kindly adjust your ideas about Kevin Zegers.

The all-Canadian success story from Woodstock, Ont. was a child actor who made good in projects like Air Bud and Treasure Island, and went on to The Jane Austen Book Club and Gossip Girl.

But that was then.

Zegers, 28, has graduated to a whole new chapter in his acting career. He's currently the star of The Colony, a post-apocalyptic thriller that recently brought him on a promotion trip to Toronto. The film, which opens across Canada on Friday, has him fighting for his life alongside Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton, holding the fort against bloodthirsty interlopers in a desolate, survival-of-the-fittest landscape.

"I've been lucky," is how Zegers sums up his recent projects: besides The Colony, there's the series Titanic: Blood and Steel and such upcoming movies as All The Wrong Reasons, The Curse of Downers Grove and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

 


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