In the Public Eye

Toronto International Film Festival
September 7, 2003

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson and director Peter Webber posed for the press at the Intercontinental Hotel, following a press conference for the debut of Girl With a Pearl Earrning at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch Colin being interviewed on Canadian television here

Teenage actress Scarlett Johansson was the toast of the Toronto Film Festival last week and succeeded in wrapping countless men around her finger. Now it seems even "Mr Darcy" has been caught in her web....

British actor Colin Firth, who co-stars with her in the latter, was forced to wait a full 10 minutes for Johansson when she needed a toilet break at the film's premiere at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall. 

Firth...accompanied Johansson to the public rest rooms immediately after the film. Firth, waiting for Johansson to come out, looked increasingly embarrassed as he hovered outside the women's room while bewildered fans looked on. After poling his head in on a few occasions, Johansson, wearing a stunning black dress, high heels and pearl necklace, finally emerged with an entourage of six women. "Sorry, Colin," she said with an embarrassed smile. "I got stuck gossiping."

-- The Sunday (Australia) Telegraph (Sept 21, 2003)

The Portraits


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From InStyle magazine
(November 2001)

Love Actually

Among those attending  the premiere of Love Actually at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept 7, were screenwriter Richard Curtis, who is making his directing debut, and stars Colin Firth, Laura  Linney, and Rodrigo Santoro.

"We hope you enjoy the film -- it was absolute hell to make," joked Curtis, who addressed the crowd.

Curtis also described both Firth and Santoro "as annoyingly handsome," and "the two men my wife says she would consider leaving me for." (the Toronto Sun)

Above, the after party, with Richard Curtis and
producer Duncan Kenworthy.


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