Some of the WC crew were lucky enough to be in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival. Aside from all the movies, behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing in the movie industry, and movie gossip; the town is literally crawling with stars!!! We’re Twilight-obsessed here so it was completely thrilling to see Michael Sheen, who plays the fiendishly creepy Aro in the series, at the Metropolitan Hotel on the morning that we checked out. Sadly we didn’t get a shot of him. (Aside from the Twilight series, we really loved him in Frost/Nixon, though he’s been in lots of cool stuff and is always memorable.)
We had a lot more luck a few days earlier on our way to the 26th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair at Harbourfront Center right near beautiful Lake Ontario. Who do we “bump” into: Jasper star, Jackson Rathbone! OMG! WOW! He was gawking for the cameras and signing autographs for his legions of adoring fans right outside the new TIFF Bell Lightbox building Downtown. We took a gazillion pictures. It was amazing: like part of the Twilight dream come true!
I’ve had a secret crush on Jasper for ages and I think Rathbone hits the mark in the films for how I imagine him to be. In real life, the actor was startlingly young looking and a lot shorter than I’d expected. His hair was gorgeous! I’m really jealous about that. I liked it that he spent a lot of time with the mob of fans and thought that his funny faces for the camera were adorable!