In Style's Toronto International Film Festival 2013: Portraits
SCARLETT JOHANSSON OF 'UNDER THE SKIN,' 'DON JON' AND 'HER'
The actress’s appearance at TIFF was her first in a decade. “It’s nice to be back,” she said. “It’s a nice festival. The city is well-equipped for a festival of this size. It’s also not so crowded each place. It’s big enough that you feel like you can still get a restaurant reservation.”
JULIANNE NICHOLSON, JULIA ROBERTS AND JULIETTE LEWIS OF 'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY'
The three ladies in this beautiful trio play sisters in the play-turned-film ‘August: Osage County.’ “Everybody is so lovely and funny and it was that way immediately,” said Nicholson. “It probably started with Julia and her openness and excitement about doing the movie.”
JENNIFER GARNER, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JARED LETO OF 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB'
Garner was excited to have a night with her co-stars that was more jovial than the intense filming process. (McConaughey and Leto each lost a lot of weight for their roles in the movie.) “It was very focused,” she said. “These guys were doing something so hard and that asked so much from them that I didn’t want to take extra energy by being goofy or silly. We really put our head down and did our work.”
OLIVIA WILDE OF 'THIRD PERSON' AND 'RUSH'
After a day of promoting ‘Rush’ at TIFF, Olivia Wilde hit the rounds again to support her role in the new Paul Haggis (director of ‘Crash’) film, ‘Third Person.’ Of her role, she said it was one of the most challenging of her career. "I didn’t think I was going to get through it,” she reflected. “It took a lot out of me. I was working harder than I’ve ever worked. I was just turning myself inside out every day.”
MILA KUNIS OF 'THIRD PERSON'
Kunis described her Toronto experience like “hoarding sheep” saying, “everyone is getting moved from location to location. No one knows what’s happening or when they’re getting moved!” Just then, her handlers came over to move her to, yes, another location.
JESSICA CHASTAIN AND JAMES MCAVOY OF 'THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HER AND HIM'
Chastain (in Dolce & Gabbana) stopped by with her ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ co-star just several hours before the premiere. “I’m really excited to see the film with an audience today,” she said. “It’s kind of a labor of love. I saw a rough cut of it about six months ago I haven’t seen it recently. I’m so nervous.”
SAIORSE RONAN OF 'HOW I LIVE NOW'
The clean-cut star played a punk girl with an attitude for a portion of her new film, 'How I Live Now,' complete with piercings. Don't worry -- they were fake. "I had little stick-on things on my nose and my eyebrow," the actress (in Burberry) explained. "They would always pop off, so there would always be one missing and we'd have to make sure they were still on."
MICHAEL C. HALL, DANE DEHAAN, DANIEL RADCLIFFE, JACK HUSTON AND JOHN KROKIDAS OF 'KILL YOUR DARLINGS'
The cast of the beat generation film 'Kill Your Darlings' and its director (Krokidas) swung by and brought a feel-good attitude into the studio. It's the same feeling they had while filming, DeHaan explained. "Everyone was really great, it’s always fun to work with peers and people your age that are doing this for all the right reasons," he explained. "Everyone got along really well, we had a really good time."
MIA WASIKOWSKA OF 'TRACKS,' 'ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE' AND 'THE DOUBLE'
With three movies at the festival, the actress had a packed schedule. "It’s sort of like my entire last year is here at this festival," she reflected. "They are all films that I am really passionate about and it’s nice to be able to support them."
ELIZABETH OLSEN OF 'THERESE'
"It really keeps your attention the whole time, which I think is kind of a shocker for a period film," she said of her film, 'Therese,' which is set in 1860s Paris. "It’s not as pretty, made up as you would imagine a period piece to be. It is messy."
IDRIS ELBA AND NAOMIE HARRIS OF 'MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM'
The pair's chemistry is as palpable in this photo as much as it is on screen, as they play husband and wife Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.' "It definitely helped me having someone who you’re working with who’s fantastic as Idris is," Harris said.
ZAC EFRON OF 'PARKLAND'
In 'Parkland,' the actor stars as the resident doctor who works in the hospital JFK visits on the day of his assassination. "It was fun using all of the doctor’s equipment that was from yesteryear," he said. "It all looked like torture devices."