SOCHI, Russia - Canadians shopping at the gift store at Canada Olympic House in Olympic Park got a surprise Friday when they saw actor Taylor Kitsch in the lineup.
The actor, who was born in Kelowna, B.C., arrived from Moscow where he had been promoting his film "Lone Survivor." Having wrangled a visa and eventually finding a hotel room, he flew into Sochi on Thursday night to catch the end of the Canada-Norway men's hockey game.
"It's been great, it's been really great," he told The Canadian Press. "And I know a couple of guys on the (Canadian hockey) team so we'll go see them tonight. We saw them last night.
"Then I'm going to see two (games) tomorrow and hopefully one on Sunday."
He's slated to leave Sunday night.
"The visa won't let me stay any longer," he lamented. "I would have stayed way longer."
It was Canada Day at Canada Olympic House so anyone with a Canadian passport was allowed in, including Roch Voisine who entertained.
Spotted in the gift store lineup, Kitsch chatted with fans and happily posed for photos.
Kitsch, who makes his home in Austin, Tex., is a friend of Team Canada and New York Rangers forward Rick Nash.
"I did a film in New York City and we just ran into each other. We're just big fans of one another."
The 32-year-old actor is an avid sports fans.
"Man, I grew up playing hockey. I played 20 years. As we all know, hockey is life up there. This is a dream come true, especially just to be in Russia. Pretty incredible."( Collapse )( Collapse ) Source
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