#INTERVIEW: COURTNEY B. VANCE ON “BEN IS BACK”
By Siobhán Rich for Mr. Will Wong
Peter Hedges' latest film, Ben is Back, premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and we were lucky enough to sit down with one of the Film’s stars, Courtney B. Vance. The Film explores the many ways drug use effects not just the addict but also their family which prompted Mr. Vance to open-up about not only his preparation for the Film but also his views on parenting and family.
SIOBHÁN: You’ve worked on Stage, Television, Film. ...
#INTERVIEW: EMILY MORTIMER ON “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”
Officially holding the record for longest gap for a sequel at 54 years, Mary Poppins Returns and is poised to do it in a huge way. The Rob Marshall-directed Musical starring Emily Blunt in the iconic titular role, is fresh-off four Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Emily Blunt), Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Best Original Score.
In town to promote the Film is ...
#SPOTTED: TESSA VIRTUE, SCOTT MOIR, SETH ROGEN, EVAN GOLDBERG, CHRIS HADFIELD, ANDREA MARTIN, JESSIE REYEZ + MORE HONOURED AT 2018 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME GALA
Now in its 20th year, Canada's Walk of Fame honours excellence in multiple disciplines including Arts, Business and Science. Honourees are commemorated like in Hollywood with a star on the sidewalk in Toronto's Entertainment District, immortalizing their contributions to their native Canada and abroad. Among those celebrated at this year's Gala, held at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, were:
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Sports & Athletics)
Andrea Martin (Arts & ...
#INTERVIEW: MICHAEL B. JORDAN ON “CREED II” AT MLSE LAUNCHPAD
The path to stardom has been meteoric for Michael B. Jordan. After an acclaimed breakout role in 2013's Fruitvale Station, the Los Angeles-based Actor quickly has risen to Hollywood's top-tier of talent with high-profile roles in critical and commercial successes Creed and Black Panther. In addition to a surprise visit to Toronto to promote his latest effort Creed II, in which he reprises the titular role of boxer Adonis Creed, he also made time to do good for our community. Jordan returns ...
#INTERVIEW: EVAN MITCHELL ON “CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT” AT SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
For the first time ever in Canada, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will be the home to CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT on October 11 and 12, 2018. The audience will be able to experience the James Bond experience accompanied by the power of a full symphony Orchestra performing live and in-sync with the Film. Best known as Daniel Craig’s debut as the heroic and dashing 007, this promises to be an exciting, not-to-be-missed opportunity. I had the great fortune ...
#INTERVIEW: SAM LEVINSON, ABRA, HARI NEF, SUKI WATERHOUSE ON “ASSASSINATION NATION”
By Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Assassination Nation had its International Premiere in the Midnight Madness Programme at TIFF this year. However, if you happened to miss it you’re in luck it will be releasing in theatres on September 21. While it was showing at TIFF ’18 we had the chance to sit down with the Director of the Film, Sam Levinson and Cast members Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse and Abra about this imminent cult classic.
See the Trailer:
Q: Sam, why did you ...
#TIFF18: DAY TEN – KRISTEN STEWART, LAURA DERN, JAMES JAGGER, JIM STURGESS + KELVIN HARRISON JR.
By Mr. Will Wong
It's hard to believe TIFF '18 already has come to an end! Amidst the half-hour sleeps and hustling venue to venue we now can finally take a deep breath and appreciate what a wonderful Festival it was yet again! While this edition definitely was a bit of endurance test - we were working right to the end - it is one of those things you look back at and miss greatly. We already are strategizing for TIFF '19 and believe us, we'll be ready!
A warmhearted thank you to all our ...
#TIFF18: “HOTEL MUMBAI” PRESS CONFERENCE
Photos and Words Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Hotel Mumbai had its Press Conference at the TIFF Bell Lightbox today. The Film depicts the terrorist attack that happened in Mumbai in 2008 and follows the victims and those who survived. Actors Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Anupam Kher were on hand along with Director Anthony Maras to talk about the film.
When asked about what the actors think the main takeaway from the Film is they all ...
#SPOTTED: THE CAST AND CREW OF “LITTLE ITALY” IN TORONTO FOR WORLD PREMIERE
Call it a homecoming! The Cast and Crew behind LITTLE ITALY brought it all back home for a festive bash at Scotiabank Theatre tonight in Toronto! The Romantic-Comedy directed by Donald Petrie (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) took over the City last summer and Torontonians have been excited to see this pizza delivered!
Attending the event were Petrie himself and the Film's stars, Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Andrea Martin, Danny Aiello, Jane Seymour, Andrew Phung, ...
#INTERVIEW: BRIAN HENSON ON “THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS”
Puppeteer Jim Henson and his creations have left an indelible mark on the world and continue to this day to speak to generations well beyond his all too short a time here. You'd be hard-pressed to find a child of Generation X, Y or Z, who hasn't been touched deeply by The Muppets or Sesame Street, firm proof that his legacy still continues on to this day thanks to The Jim Henson Company and his surviving children.
Among them, eldest son Brian Henson is priming the release of his ...