Day 4 started for me with a premiere for Dark Horse. I got Selma Blair to sign, but only got 1 as the 2nd photo I had for her she said she didnt like.
With a few hours to kill till the next premiere I walked across town and passed Ezra Miller walking around. Saw a lot of him the first few days.
Next up was Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling at The Eye Of The Storm premiere. I managed 2 out of Rush, and 1 out of Rampling. Little time was spent there before I was on to my next venue.
We had seen a tweet saying James Franco was at a show over at Ryerson showing support for a film his NYU alum Elizabeth Olsen had premiering Martha Marcy May Marlene. Upon leaving I managed 2 from Franco and 1 from the films co-star Hugh Dancy. Olsen however was quite unaccomodating.
I made my way over to Roy Thompson Hall for the premiere for Machine Gun Preacher. When I got there, Gerard Butler was already greeting fans. I made my way into the mosh pit of people and got 1 autograph right away. After that however, the 2 jerk offs that felt it teir lifes mission to stop Gerard from signing pushed items away from the star repeatedly, including mine. Butler greeted a large portion of the crowd, but was not signing a lot at the forced hand of the two minimum wage neanderthals lurching along with him.
I took a walk across the downtown core to go get Ethan Hawke. Only a couple people waited for him, and he willingly signed for those of us that came out for him.
I was given a suggestion to go check out a restaurant by 1 of the people I was sharing info with....and as it turned out, it was a hot place to hang. Saw several people there, but none of them resulted in autographs for me early on. Woody Harrelson went in without even acknowledging the crowd of course, shortly after Ewan McGeregor showed up but I didnt have enough time to react and get him. Rachel Weisz showed up and said "get you after" but of course, we never sdaw her again. I did garner 1 morsel fo luck from there, as I got Glenn Close leaving, she didnt sign much, maybe 3 total?
Shortly after that I got Antonio Banderas going into his premiere, yet somehow I wasnt able to get Elena Anaya to sign.
Went back over to the restaurant that was so busy earlier, saw Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna leave. Bernal was quite rude and cocky, he signed 1 autograph for a girl and then snubbed all the others, Luna at least stopped for a couple photos with before tyaking off.
A- Geoffrey Rush
B+ Selma Blair
B Antonio Banderas
B Ethan Hawke
B- Charlotte Rampling
B- James Franco
C+ Gerard Butler
C Hugh Dancy
C Diego Luna
C- Ewan McGregor
D Rachel Weisz
D ELizabeth Olsen
D- Gael Garcia Bernal
F Woody Harrelson
TOTAL 12 autographs
A few pics of Harry Potter badboy Tom Felton in town filming "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes"
Last summer, several notable stars were in Vancouver filming a pre-quel to the popular "Planet Of The Apes" called "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes"
Many big names were here for it, such as Freida Pinto, Golden Globe winner James Franco & 5X Emmy & 2X Golden Globe winner John Lithgow.
But the 1 most people in town were most excited for was not 1 of these highly decorated stars. It was a guy who is known around the world as a baddie in the Harry Potter series, Tom Felton.
Not ever having watched the HP films, I knew nothing of Felton's popularity when he came into town. All I knew was, people kept saying "have you met Tom Felton"?. So, when I had the chance to get a few pics of him, I took it.
Tom was actually personable, in the right situations. When he wasnt personable...was when actual fans were floating around. He even went as far as to tell the regulars "dont tell any fans where I am". Having dealt with another phenomenons fanbase "Twilight" in the past, I could understand Mr. Felton's preference to not have to engage with his most ardent fans. The type of fans who generally follow these type of franchises are a bit tough to deal with...so I was certain Tom had this request because of prior issues with the HP fanbase.
In the end, I got him to sign a few photos & had a couple chances to photograph him while he was here. Despite his prerence to not be noticed when possible, he was still good with signing & taking photos when he was caught.
You can find Tom on twitter @TomFelton
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.