It was a gruelling weekend temperature-wise in Toronto but these lucky stars escaped the humidity, appearing at San Diego Comic-Con! Like all good things, the fun must come to an end and they returned back to the City to continue work on their respective projects.
Amazon Prime‘s THE BOYS comes out of Comic-Con with a lot of buzz and while the first season still hasn’t premiered on the streaming service, it already has been green-lit for a second season in Toronto. Production already began in June and wraps this November. We spotted several of its stars including Chace Crawford, Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Tomer Capon and Nathan Mitchell. The Series premieres July 26, 2019.
Wynonna Earp‘s Kat Barrell also was spotted returning back to Toronto, along with Star Trek: Discovery’s lead actress, Sonequa Martin-Green. The Series wraps production February 2020.
Rachael Harris, who has had turns on New Girl and The Good Wife, returns to Toronto to work on the ninth and final season of SUITS. Filming wraps late August.
Also seen was Mad Men‘s John Slattery, who is in-town filming F/X Mini-Series Mrs. America, directed by and starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett. It wraps in November.
Fans of SUITS will love this! Introducing its Spin-off, PEARSON starring Gina Torres coming soon to W Network in Canada.
Powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson leaves New York behind to take on the city of Chicago in this spinoff of the hit legal-drama, Suits. The former managing partner of Pearson Spector Litt is determined to make a difference as she navigates the corrupt and intimidating world of Chicago politics.
Additional cast includes: Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), Simon Kassianides (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Eli Goree (Riverdale), Isabel Arraiza (The Oath) and Chantel Riley (Wynonna Earp).
See the Trailer:
PEARSON airs in Canada on W Network, release date to be announced.
We’ve loved Katherine Heigl for what seems like forever and we aren’t sure what’s taken her so long to come out this way! The Emmy Award winner and star of successes Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up, 28 Dresses, New Year’s Eve and The Nut Job began work on season eight of acclaimed U.S.A. Network Series SUITS this past spring in Toronto.
While she’s been spotted on set in Financial District many times, we found her finally as she returned back to work after a week off in her beloved snowy Utah, which she called home before relocating here to work on the Series. In fact, she even got married there to husband, Country Crooner Josh Kelley.
Heigl has received warm reception for her role on SUITS in which she stars as Samantha Wheeler, a ruthless and hardworking lawyer joining Specter Litt and continues to work on the Production through November in the City.
Travelling solo today, she looked every bit the star despite being incognito in sunglasses and was extremely kind to stop for a moment to chat and snap Selfies with Billy and I before looking for a taxi. She was everything we had hoped and is just as gorgeous in person!
We’ll be the first to say that 2017’s delicious Thriller UNFORGETTABLE was so underrated. Love her.
It was an awesome Easter/Passover Long Weekend in Toronto. Some stars arrived back in town, some stayed in town!
As production is set to resume on the eighth season of acclaimed Series Suits this week, Amanda Schull who stars as Katrina Bennett and was upgraded recently to a Series Regular, made her way back to town with husband George Wilson. With stars Patrick J. Adams and Meagan Markle exiting the Series, we see some exciting additions to the Cast like Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) who just arrived last week.
See our Snap:
While Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy continues to film around town through July and potentially August, we haven’t seen many of its stars around but one interesting thing is that Mindhunter star Cameron Britton has been cast as Hazel in the Series based on My Chemical Romance Frontman Gerard Way‘s Comic Book Series. Other recent additions include R&B Queen and Actress Mary J. Blige.
See our Snap:
For the Soccer fans, Mexico’s Club América arrived to much fanfare at the Airport which hoards of fans and Media awaiting their arrival. They will be in a much-awaited clash against Toronto FC! Hover cursor left and right to navigate the slideshow!
Some other talent we’ve seen around town, although exactly what for, still is unconfirmed:
We also saw Ruby O. Fee, a German Actress finishing the last leg of filming for Jonas Åkerlund‘s Assassin Thriller POLAR starring Katheryn Winnick, Vanessa Hudgens and MadsMikkelsen.
Ruby O. Fee
The Cast of Shazam! continue to make a splash around the City and we love following how big a family they’ve become over Social Media, bonding over TV, Movies and game nights. They even went to CN Tower together last week and also had a special private screening of Ready Player One at Warner Bros. Pictures Canada‘s Head Office uptown. Film wraps May.
The Cast largely have been really nice to fans and we have been extra cautious with the younger talent ensuring their caretakers and parents were okay with photos.
A Reader who requested to remain anonymous sent us this Snap of Zachary Levi in-costume as he filmed on-location a while back. The costume appears faithful to the original Comics. Dare we say it may even veer a bit to the nostalgic/campy?
Expect a huge unveil July at San Diego Comic Con after it wraps here in May. Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release SHAZAM!April 2019.
Father of Emma, Brother of Julia. Talented certainly and accomplished in his own right. We’ve met Eric Roberts a few times before, but every time has always been a pleasant experience. The Toronto-loving Vegan Star is currently in Toronto filming the fourth season of USA Network‘s SUITS as Billionaire Charles Forstman.
Roberts was out and about last night with his Wife Eliza last night getting ready for a Long Weekend of relaxation! Roberts was seen around Yorkville throughout the day and was gracious to stop for a quick Snap. His signature move with Fans always is to cuddle them from the back. Good to know he’s staying true to form!
Although his introduction to North Americans in 2001’s Glitter wasn’t such a fair start (even though I saw it 13 times!), Max Beesley has returned to the same City that Film was made, Toronto. A bona fide Musician and Actor, Beesley has made a name for himself on British Television on popular series such as BBC‘s Hotel Babylon, Sky1‘s Mad Dogs and now USA Network‘s acclaimed Suits.
The Actor who is based now out of Los Angeles, only recently was cast in the upcoming third season of Suits as Stephen Huntley and after a couple weeks of work, he returned back home this past weekend for some rest and relaxation. Beesley arrived back at his Hotel to stop for Photos with a few Fans and was amazingly nice, multitasking a goodbye to his Driver with some Autographs. “Who else is staying here? Surely you can’t be waiting just for The Beesley!”, he says humbly. Uh, actually we were. Noticing how cold it got in the City since he left last week, the massive Manchester United Fan himself rushed back in quickly, telling us to stay warm.
See our Snap:
Suits continues to film around Toronto till the end of October. Season Three premieres Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Finally, some life is breathed into Toronto’s Film Industry with a few exciting updates! Sam Claflin, whose star quickly is on the rise starring in upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, arrives in Toronto for a few days of shooting next month for Romantic-Comedy, Love, Rosie, based on the Novel by Ceceila Ahern. The Film centers around Best Friends Rosie and Alex who are separated after the latter’s Family relocates to America. Lily Collins, who has been in Toronto much of late for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and recent Re-shoots, also stars. Love, Rosie sees a 2014 release.
Pompeii from Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers, Resident Evil: Retribution) just began Production and will continue to film till July in the City. Several Game of Thrones Fans around Toronto have had to do a double-take after spotting Kit Harington. The Actor has been sporting lighter-coloured locks for the Film and confirmed to some Fans recently that he has met the entire Cast which includes Jared Harris (Mad Men), Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) already, who are scattered in separate parts of the City. Paz Vega (Spanglish) was recently added to the Cast along with Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix).
Those of you who like me are looking forward to Sony Pictures’ Carrie Remake will be excited to know that some of the Cast will be back in Toronto early May for a couple days to do Re-shoots for the Horror. In the meantime, several of the Cast Members have gone-on to do some great things. For one, Julianne Moore of course was just cast in David Cronenberg‘s Map to the Stars, set to film in L.A. reuniting that Director with Robert Pattinson. Gabriella Wilde filmed Squatters with Thomas Dekker (just in Toronto this week). Ansel Elgort who calls Carrie his first Movie ever, was cast in what sure is to be a Hit in Divergent alongside Shailene Woodley. Of course, its Star, Chloë Moretz filmed Kick-Ass 2 here in Toronto last Fall right after Carrie.
The Big Bang Theory Star Kunal Nayyar also just arrived in the City to film Dr. Cabbie’s Meter’s Running starring Vinay Virmani(Breakaway) and Adrianne Palicki (G.I. JOE). The Cast have been in and around the City and last week were spotted in-and-around Bay x Wellesley filming and are expected here till late May.
In another bit of casting news, British Actor Max Beesley (Glitter, Hotel Babylon) has just been cast in USA Network‘s Hit Legal Series Suits and is expected to arrive in the City shortly to begin filming. Filming continues throughout the Summer into October.
The Stars came out in support of The Colony‘s upcoming release at Scotiabank Theatre last night in Toronto. Our v. own Kevin Zegers and Academy Award Nominee Laurence Fishburne walked the Red Carpet, each embarking on a two-day Press Tour in Toronto to promote the Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller.
Handsome Zegers who confirmed he will be getting married this Summer (we broke news of his engagement first last August!) we all know practically is a Torontonian even though he hails from Woodstock, especially having filmed both The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and The Colony here last year. And even though Fishburne technically isn’t a Torontonian, he pretty much is one honourarily! The Actor has filmed here over the years as has his Wife and Toronto-filmed Suits Star Gina Torres who accompanied him on the Red Carpet last night. More recently, he just wrapped production on upcoming Series Hannibal(premieres April 4, 2013 on City) alongside Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen.
Director/Writer Jeff Renfroe filmed The Colony last Winter between North Bay and Toronto. The Film is set in a post-Apocalyptic World, amidst the next Ice Age. Members of Colony 7 must fight desperately to save themselves after realizing they may be facing a far worse threat than imagined originally.
More Snaps from the Red Carpet below (thanks to Contributor Jonathan Godfrey and Keith McCalmont):
Some Snaps from The Colony‘s Press Day including a Visit at Global Television‘s The Morning Show:
eOne Films releases The Colony on April 26, 2013. I’ve seen The Colony personally and thought not only was it beautiful to look at, but the Action is outright fierce. Review to come release day!
(Photo credit: Keith McCalmont/Jonathan Godfrey/Mr. Will Wong)
This has to be one of the ultimate highlights of the TIFF 2012InStyle Magazine Party – getting a Snap together with Suits Star Patrick J. Adams and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Tatyana Ali! Both are completely unrelated and this pairing is completely random – a perfect example of the mishmash of people we see here at the Festival.