Moscrop Secondary student Chloe Hoy had a surprise visit from a celebrity heartthrob on last Thursday.
Hoy was scheduled for a phone interview for the school paper with actor Chris Zylka, but Zylka surprised the Grade 11 student by showing up in person.
"I was surprised. I was really happy he could be there in person, because I was hoping to get an interview, but the filming schedule is really hectic," Hoy said.
Zylka is in Vancouver filming The Secret Circle, a TV series about teen witches.
Hoy didn't have any particular reason for requesting the interview.
"His character has a lot of scene-stealing parts. He plays a witchhunter on the show. I like his acting," she said. "I'm just
But she laughingly agreed that Zylka was quite handsome.
"His character is really mysterious. You don't really know if he's good or evil," she added.
Hoy said it was fun to interview Zylka, although she was quite nervous.
"I tried to be calm. He was really friendly and humble, and he was easy to talk to," she said.
Zylka stayed afterwards to sign autographs for other Moscrop students. His manager, Jon Simmons, was behind the surprise and said he was impressed with Hoy's interview request.
"She just had a real intelligence about her for a young lady, and she wrote a very professional well-stated letter that just sort of touched me," he said. "I get a lot of letters from kids wanting things, and I get a lot of requests to interview him, but (Hoy's letter) seemed on par with major magazine editors, ... so I thought: let's surprise her."
Zylka also has a role in the film The Amazing Spider-Man, out this summer.
To read Hoy's interview with Zylka, check Moscrop's website MoscropSecondary.com around the end of March.