#EDITORSNOTE: MR. WILL STAR SIGHTINGS 2021
We’re lucky to have even have had the chance to partake in any star-spotting this year given the circumstances we’ve been in! And even though what we got was a reduced version of TIFF ’21 this year, we’re still thrilled that talent still came through, while production on various Series and Films also continued around town this year. And as always we’re happy to go as close as the talent want to get, ensuring safety first. One day we’ll look back and call this our “Masked Era”.
While this is only a fraction of the quantity of star sightings we’ve had in the past, we did our best to do what we do safely. Some exciting names still passed through Toronto in 2021 and we were there!
I’d have to say it was epic that Toronto’s Simu Liu exploded onto the international stage as a mega star for his work in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Not only was it amazing catching-up in person – he actually remembered my name – we also got a quick interview with him! Other names like Rebecca Ferguson, whom we’ve admire for quite a while, came through for TIFF ’21 and we’re glad we finally got to meet her properly! And when do we not get excited to see Jessica Chastain in-town? One of our highlights was getting a Selfie with Mila Kunis, whom we love, together with beanie bright and early in the AM? While concerts were scaled back quite a bit this year, we’re happy to have met some emerging names on the international scene who actually happen to be Canadian, like Mustafa the Poet and BBNo$! And how cool was it that hot off his venture into space, earning him the distinction of oldest person ever to go to space, William Shatner came to Toronto for Fan Expo Limited Edition?
Let’s take a walk down memory lane!
See some of our favourite star sightings of 2021, in no particular order!
While we will wait a bit for these case counts to go down, we look forward to Toronto being the star-studded City it once was once again!
#SPOTTED: RICKY MARTIN IN TORONTO AT SCOTIABANK CENTRE
Ricky Martin needs no introduction. The King of Latin Pop is a certified international Megastar. One of the world’s biggest stars at the turn of the millennium and of the music video generation, Martin has electrified the world with smash hits like Livin’ La Vida Loca, She Bangs, The Cup of Life, Shake Your Bon-Bon and more, not to mention his adored Spanish-language catalog of hits!
Martin just wrapped a two night stint at Scotiabank Theatre with tour Co-headliner Enrique Iglesias, bringing the audience to their feet, each taking an hour slot to deliver their English and Spanish hits! The Show was the first to welcome audiences back to the venue since the Pandemic.
We are so delighted to catch Martin who was heading-out to his show, rolling-down his window for a masked Selfie! He is so amazing and we’ve loved him forever now! While we didn’t get to attend this Tour sadly (we love Enrique too!), we had such a blast at his Casino Rama show back in 2011. He is mesmerizing and brings so much energy to his shows!
The Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin Live in Concert Tour kicked-off in Las Vegas late September, and heads next to Montreal’s Bell Centre.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)