THE BRIDGE: ‘Bridge’ stars Inga Cadranel and Paul Popowich: gone fishin’

‘Bridge’ stars Inga Cadranel and Paul Popowich: gone fishin’
Interviewee: Inga Cadranel and Paul Popowich
By: Tyrone Warner
Date: July 27, 2010
Source: CTV


Note: This is an interview with INGA CADRANEL who plays Jill and PAUL POPOWICH who plays Tommy Dunn on THE BRIDGE.


For these actors, there’s no better way to relax in the summer than kick back with a rod and a reel, some bait and a beer.

According to both Paul Popowich and Inga Cadranel, who co-star together as cops on the original CTV drama, “The Bridge,” they’re both lovers of fishing.

While their series is currently in hiatus for the summer (CTV has ordered a second season of the bridge), caught up with these two actors at the CTV Fall Preview presentation to find out how they celebrate the year’s warmer months.

And if their love of fishing doesn’t surprise you, maybe Cadranel’s favourite summer song will.

Written by Alan Di Fiore, “The Bridge” follows the exploits of police union boss Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas). Popowich plays Frank’s right hand man, Tommy, while Cadranel plays Jill, a detective with a little more than a soft spot for Frank.

Former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell serves as a producer for the series. Full episodes of “The Bridge” are currently available online at


So what is your favourite thing to do in the summer?

Popowich: Fish, drink beer, swim. Not necessarily in that order.

Cadranel: Swim in the lake at my cottage.


What is the best summer vacation you’ve ever taken?

Cadranel: I went to the Northwest Territories and went lake trout fishing. I stayed in a cabin for about 3 weeks, it was awesome.

Popowich: Myrtle Beach!


Favourite summer song?

Cadranel: Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills”

Popowich: That’s your summer song? That’s awesome! Mine has to be “Feel Good Song of the Summer” by Queens of the Stone Age.

Cadranel: There you go. That is good.


How are you spending your summer this year?

Cadranel: So far I’ve been shooting some of a show called “Lost Girl,” then after that I don’t know!

Popowich: I’m getting ready for bass season, which opens July 1st and it’s “Fish On” from there out until the end of August.


Favourite flavour of ice cream.

Cadranel: I just discovered it, it’s cinnamon!

Popowich: Chocolate mint, but Butterscotch is a close second.


Since you guys play cops, what’s your favourite flavour of donut?

Cadranel: Hawaiian. Because I’m sassy and unpredictable.

Popowich: What would Tommy eat? It would have to be… the honey cruller.

Cadranel: Yeah!