It’s hard to believe that Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ever had an awkward phase.
It should also hold them in good stead as they step into a new arena: television. There are very few people more energetic than Scott. [Even though] I know him so well, I sometimes don’t know what he’s going to come up with on the ice and I just love seeing him react to the music. This has been so all consuming, it will be nice to explore other avenues. She was so lovely and we walked away thinking, “They’re normal people!
The pair co-star in the documentary series Tessa, you’re used to the spotlight, but what’s it like to be on camera 24/7? We’ve grown up with cameras, but that was always for our skating. But once we saw a couple things and we got the vibe of the crew, that helped. People often comment that he can walk into the rink and completely change the energy – that takes a special kind of person. I’m just finishing my psychology degree and I’d like to do a master’s program or law school and business stuff and fashion.
[Now] we’re letting [people] into our personal lives. But I think our goal was just to be open books and not have a filter – for good or for bad.
TORONTO — Let’s make a bet, I suggest to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
They want to win gold again in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, but Virtue says the feeling of skating for a gold medal on home soil is a sensation they cannot duplicate.
“It’s like winning the lottery and expecting to feel the same way again at some point,” she says.
There are a few side-glances — “Those do not count, do they?
” Moir says — but no one stops, even as Virtue talks aloud about Sochi.
How many people will notice them if they walk down the street in downtown Toronto?
“Nobody,” says Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., with a snarky grin. ” At least a half dozen should stop, smile and say something, I think.
They are walking to the Eaton Centre shopping mall. “It should be zero to three,” says Virtue, from London, Ont., trying to figure out the terms.