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Hailee Steinfeld Closes TIFF With 'Edge of Seventeen' Premiere

Hailee Steinfeld wows in a patchwork-like red gown for the premiere of Edge of Seventeen, during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival held at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday night (September 17) in Toronto, Canada.

The 19-year-old actress met up with co-stars Haley Lu Richardson, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, and Blake Jenner on the red carpet for the closing ceremony.

Hailee‘s BFF Bailee Madison, Haley‘s boyfriend Brett Dier and Blake‘s wife, actress Melissa Benoist also came out to support them.

“She just had to be so many things that were antithetical in a lot of ways,” director Kelly Fremon Craig shared about casting Hailee in the lead role. “Really tough, but also really fragile, and be able to completely nail the comedy but also slay you with how vulnerable and insecure and how much pain she’s in. And the thing that just amazed me is she could do that on a dime.”

She added, “She could go from a funny moment to a moment that just killed me. She was making things alive in a way that I just felt like I’m constantly witnessing something miraculous,” said the writer/director, who emphasized that none of the story points were autobiographical.”

FYI: Hailee is wearing a Balmain dress. Melissa is wearing a Preen dress with a Swarovski bag and jewelry.

45+ pictures inside of Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson, and more…More Here! »

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Vera Farmiga Attends TIFF Premiere with Cutie Jacob Tremblay

Vera Farmiga poses for some adorable photos with co-star Jacob Tremblay on the red carpet at the premiere of Burn Your Maps during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 15) at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The 43-year-old actress plays the mother of Jacob‘s character in the new film. The young actor was at the same festival a year ago for his breakout film Room!

Burn Your Maps follows an eight-year-old boy (Tremblay) becomes convinced that he actually hails from the steppes of Mongolia, leading his troubled parents (Farmiga and Martin Csokas) to undertake an incredible family voyage.

FYI: Vera is wearing an Elie Saab dress and Brian Atwood shoes.

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Chloe Moretz Brings 'Brain on Fire' To TIFF 2016

Chloe Moretz stuns in a yellow gown at the premiere of Brain on Fire during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival held at Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday (September 16) in Toronto, Canada.

The 19-year-old actress met up with Bailee Madison and co-star Robert Moloney at the event, as well as director Gerard Barrett and his wife Grainne O’Sullivan, and Susannah Cahalan, whom the movie is based on.

Just a few days earlier, Chloe and Susannah had a cute exchange on Twitter about the movie.

Check it out below!

FYI: Chloe wore a Miu Miu gown and sandals for the premiere. At the press conference, she wore Rag & Bone trousers, Gianvitto Rossi shoes and a Coach choker.

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Lily James & Jai Courtney Are 'The Exception' At TIFF 2016 - Watch First Clip!

Lily James is the lady in white while attending the premiere of her latest film The Exception held at the Winter Garden Theatre during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 15) in Toronto, Canada.

The 27-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Jai Courtney and his girlfriend Mecki Dent, Christopher Plummer and director David Leveaux.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lily James

The Exception follows the story of a German soldier (Jai) who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher) in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman (Lily) during his investigation – Watch the first clip below!


‘The Exception’ Clip

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Chloe Moretz Arrives at TIFF Ahead of Film Premiere

Chloe Moretz is all smiles while making her way through an airport on Thursday (September 15) in Toronto, Canada.

The 19-year-old actress went cozy in a sweater and yoga pants as she and her brother Trevor grabbed their luggage.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Moretz

Chloe is attending the final weekend of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival to premiere her new film, Brain on Fire.

In the film, Chloe plays a young journalist who starts suffering from violent outbursts and severe amnesia before being diagnosed with a rare mental disorder.

FYI: Chloe is wearing Sandro pants.

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Rooney Mara Premieres 'The Secret Scripture' at TIFF!

Rooney Mara walks the red carpet during the premiere of her new movie The Secret Scripture on Thursday (September 15) in Toronto, Canada.

The 31-year-old actress looked chic in a cutout, ruffled gown as she arrived at the premiere with co-star Vanessa Redgrave and director Jim Sheridan during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rooney Mara

Earlier this week, Rooney premiered her other films Lion and Una at TIFF.

The Secret Scripture follows the story of a woman who keeps a diary of her stay at a mental hospital.

FYI: Rooney is wearing Christian Louboutin heels.

20+ pictures inside of Rooney Mara on the red carpet at TIFFMore Here! »

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Michelle Rodriguez & Sigourney Weaver Defend Their Controversial Film '(re)Assignment' At TIFF 2016!

Michelle Rodriguez rocks an all black ensemble while attending the premiere of her latest film (re)Assignment held during 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on Wednesday (September 14) in Toronto, Canada.

The 38-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Adrian Hough, as well as Walter Hill.

(re)Assignment stars Michelle as an assassin named Frank Kitchen. After killing the brother of a brilliant but deranged surgeon, Kitchen is captured and awakes to find himself unwillingly turned into a woman.

At the event, Michelle and Sigourney came to the film’s defense after it received harsh criticism in the transgender community, who said the medical procedure should not be used as a sensationalistic plot device.

“Are they mad that somebody decided to take their branded transgender operation and use it on heterosexual people?,” Michelle expressed. “It’s a B-movie noir genre comic book take on something. I’m bisexual. I do guys. I do girls. You can’t really argue with me because I’m you. So if I do a movie, I’d never do a movie with the intention of offending anybody in the LGBT community because I’m a part of it.”

“Certainly no-one is demeaned or denigrated,” Sigourney added. “It’s not a Disney movie. It is noir.”


Heheheh at TIFF promoting 'TomBoy A Revengers Tale' producers are convinced the new movie title should be re-assignment but I'll stick to the title I signed on to shoot… 'Tomboy'. It's in the B Movie genre, a culture shock pic, shot like a 'film Noir' graphic novel. I played a male assassin for four days in the movie, boy was that beard itchy. Then out revenge, a twisted Doctor played by Sigourney Weaver decides to take my character's manhood away with a sex change to teach him a lesson. I never felt more like a woman than when I played a man. For the rest of the film I was a man stuck in a newly operated sex changed body. I had fake boob covers to look like man implants & I wore a fake hairy 'mangina' which you can't really see cause they made it so hairy. In retrospect I'm I glad took the plunge, the industry seems to be running low on edgy creativity & 'real take a chance' controversy, sometimes it makes me want to scream, instead I did what I always do when I'm bored with the 'status quo', I shot crazy b movie Indy to express my frustration. I wish I had more than a few weeks to prepare for this flic, I would have gained a lot more weight, & we would have made some hairy arms to match my Mediterranean look. I feel that my skinny build sometimes comes off hermaphoditic in the film, especially when you add the crazy male chest for the nude sequences. Lol hope y'all will enjoy the flic sometime, when we sell it of course… It's interesting to say the least.

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