TIFF 13 - Day 7 & 8 - Meeting Michael C. Hall, Daniel Radcliffe, Pierce Brosnan, Taylor Schilling, Emma Thompson & more
Day 7 was quite slow.
The best moment of day 7 was the 1st celeb encounter. Dexter star Michael C. Hall arrived for a flight that he apparently wasnt booked on. Despite the situation that for most of us, would be infuriating I'm sure, he took a minute to come over to the dozen or so professionals & fans waiting for him & signed 1 autograph per person & took photos with before him & his girlfriend went to their flight.
Next up was several hours later. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. After being borderline classless earlier this fest, his bodyguard talked to him inside his vehicle & agreed to take 1 item from the mere 3 of us inside the vehicle to get signed. After that was done, his guard & him drove away to the other end of the airport & speed walked through at such a fast pace that even though I knew where he was going, I never managed to get infront of him to get a photo. A couple blurry distant shots from behind that I took was all anyone got of him, as the only pap there didnt even figure out where he went, and was still looking for him after I told him he was long gone.
I then headed back downtown for 2 premires.
The 1st premiere I got to late because of 1 of the famous TTC trips from hell (how the fuck does a city this size have such a fucked up, inadequate & incomplete system?), so I quickly focused om the 2nd premiere. I got to Isabelle Bader theatre with plenty of time.
With the threat of thunder showers that evening, the dozen or so of us waiting there nervously watched lightning get closer & closer as we waited for each TIFF vehicle showing up at the "Stay" premiere in hopes it was 1 of the people for the premiere, so we could get them before the rains started.
Michael Ironside showed up from somewhere not expected & passed by the crowd before someone spotted him & called out to him. He declined to acknowledge the person calling him as he walked straight into the theatre.
Eventually the films star "Orange Is The New Black" star Taylor Schilling arrived & signed for everyone, just as the 1st little bit of rain started. I realized it was about to pour, and got out of there as fast as I could & headed home.
Day 7 - 4 autographs - 90 total
A Taylor Schilling
B Michael C. Hall
B- Daniel Radcliffe
F Michael Ironside
Day 8 was my last of TIFF 2013
Like the day prior, it was a slow one. However, I didnt expect it to be so slow. A lot of no-shows on the final day of my festival put a gloomy end to a fairly productive TIFF.
I headed to the Elgin Theatre in hopes of getting Ed Harris at his premiere for "The Face Of Love", but the only person to show was Annette Bening. I helped my buddy get a photo signed from her. She signed some, but didnt spend a lot of time with the unusually large crowd for a day 8 premiere with no A listers.
After that, I went to a hotel for awhile & got Will Sasso there before he headed off to his premiere. Not long after Catherine O'Hara came out, telling fans she couldnt meet them (note - they are literally standing 6 feet away from the door) because she was "in a hurry", then promptly sat in her vehicle for 4+ minutes doing absolutely nothing & then at the end, finding time to chat to someone she knew. Yep, definitely in a rush she was.
Eventually the people for the Pierce Brosnan film "Love Punch" left in a large posse of vehicles all at once for their pre-premiere dinner. My friend found them & told me where it was. I showed up just moments before Emma Thompson came out. I had nothing with me, so I stood by watching her sign.
Then Pierce Brosnan came out. He was classy & smooth. Just like you would expect from james Bond. He signed everything asked of him before he headed off to his premiere.
At their premiere, I attempted to THEN get Emma Thompson for a friend who left me photos when he had to leave to catch his flight. But the star spent so much time interacting with each fan she signed for, that most people went away without anything from her. The few people she did interact with though, surely had great things to say as she did take plenty of time with each of them.
Pierce would end up being my last autographs of the Fest, as I did not go back on Day 10 for Jennifer Aniston.
Day 8 - 5 autographs. 95 Total (2 short of my record)
A+ Pierce Brosnan
A Will Sasso
B- Annette Bening
C Emma Thompson
F Catherine O'Hara
You can find my "day 5 & 6" report HERE
You can find my "day 4" report HERE
You can find my "day 3" report HERE
You can find my "day 2" report HERE
You can find my "day 1" report HERE
You can find my "day 0" report HERE
My best & worst of TIFF 2013 will come up later this month.
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