Todd Talbot answers some questions about his career and gives us a peek inside his personal life.
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS HOW DID YOU GET YOUR BIG BREAK?
TODD TALBOT I was cast in a teen series called Fifteen on Nickelodeon in the U.S. That show ran for five seasons and was filmed at Universal Studios Florida.
CHT WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SHOW ON LOVE IT OR LIST IT?
TT I don’t know if it’s mine or the audiences but in season 1 (over 6 years ago) I showed a couple a new build that was still under construction overlooking the water. We shot it just as the sun was setting. The budget was big and the woman cried so it made for exciting television. Other than that, I probably get my biggest joy out of making people laugh on the show.
CHT HOW DO YOU FIND BALANCE INSIDE YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE OF SHOOTING A SHOW, REAL ESTATE AND FAMILY?
TT It takes a conscious effort to find balance. I like to work hard and I work best when I’ve got a lot going on but it’s easy to let work take over. I find if I make my family and home a priority, it balances naturally with the amount of work that I agree to take on.
CHT WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO ASPIRING REALTORS OR ACTORS?
TT Stick with your passion and have fun. This formula for success is pretty universal and applies to most career paths. The other ingredient that I think is underrated and misunderstood is the idea that you are responsible for everything that happens. Whether or not that is actually true is up for debate but one thing is certain; it gives you the power to control your destiny.
CHT TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL STYLE.
TT Style is a big concept. In terms of clothes, I have a bit of nostalgia for an era gone by. I like classic, timeless looks for the basics but I like to throw in something fun, showcasing a pop of personality with every outfit. My socks have taken on a life of their own. In terms of design, I tend to embrace a West Coast contemporary style that captures the home’s surroundings as well as clean open spaces.
CHT WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOME?
TT We just renovated a small home in East Vancouver and I think my favorite space is the living room. It’s a cozy space with a wall of built-ins, a piano, and an intimate seating area with the coolest couch and vintage chairs.