Fron­tier star’s favourite books

Toronto ac­tor Jes­sica Mat­ten of­fers up a pow­er­ful and provoca­tive read­ing list

North York Post - - Arts - By Ron John­son

This fall, the sec­ond sea­son of Cana­dian his­tor­i­cal drama Fron­tier pre­miered on Dis­cov­ery with Toronto’s Jes­sica Mat­ten back in ac­tion as Sokanon along­side series star Ja­son (“Aqua­man”) Mo­moa.

The show fol­lows a band of outlaws led by De­clan Harp (Mo­moa) bat­tling the Hud­son’s Bay Com­pany over the bur­geon­ing fur trade.

Mat­ten, born and raised in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta, had her break­through per­for­mance in the award-win­ning short film A Red Girl’s Reasoning. She moved to Toronto to pur­sue her act­ing ca­reer, and fol­low­ing the suc­cess of Fron­tier, which has al­ready an­nounced a third sea­son, Mat­ten was also named as a cast mem­ber of the up­com­ing CBC drama Bur­den of Truth.

Mat­ten of­fers up five of her most in­flu­en­tial reads for your hol­i­day read­ing plea­sure:

Jes­sica Mat­ten, ‘Fron­tier’

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