LIVING THE CAPE BRETON LIFE - Q&A with Alan Arkin
Q&A: Tiffany Thornton
Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin has been entertaining film audiences for decades in movies ranging from “Catch-22” to "Argo" and "Little Miss Sunshine". With his distinctive voice and chameleon like-style, he embodies each character he portrays with vitality. Yet a little known fact is Arkin’s love for Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, where he spends several months a year cultivating a quieter life. Local Connections Halifax chats exclusively with the actor on natural beauty, culinary musts and how he got his start.
LCH: I heard you have had a place on Cape Breton Island for years, and you head there every summer?
Arkin: We've been there for about twenty years. We spend several months a year in Cape Breton. It’s my favorite place on earth.
LCH: Being American, living out in Los Angeles who would have thought you would buy a place in Cape Breton… Why not Maine or Cape Cod? How did it come to be?
Arkin: I really don't know. I felt for decades and decades that I had some business in Nova Scotia and I had no idea why?