And while she has her eyes set on making another Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020, she recently took on another leading role – movie star. Savard is the headliner in the new Quebecois film Nadia, Butterfly in which she plays an Olympic swimmer.
It started with a call from the movie’s director, Pascal Plante. A former competitive swimmer himself, although one who had never been an Olympian, Plante consulted with Savard to help him paint a better picture of the Olympic experience.
But then, he suggested the swimmer audition for the lead role. It’s a story right out of a Hollywood picture, especially after the movie became an Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.Read U Sports
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