|Toronto Premiere of Cosmopolis - June 2012|
Just one year after wrapping Production on David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, The Twilight Saga Megastar Robert Pattinson returns to the City where it all happened. Premiering earlier this evening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Co-Stars Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, Kevin Durand and Paul Giamatti joined-in on the fun with Cronenberg, presenting the Film to Toronto Fans.
Hundreds gathered in front of the Building with some Fans camping-out 30-plus hours in advance for a chance to get up-close to Pattinson today. Although many Fans succeeded in getting Autographs and Photos with Pattinson, there were a number of complaints heard from others, especially those who lined-up overnight. Without any particular structure and Barricades finally being set-up less than an hour before the Red Carpet began, many who waited overnight saw others by-pass them to the front of the queue. One upset Fan tells me, "This isn't fair. I got nothing!". Another tells me, "This is really disappointing.". Some felt the Venue wasn't particularly Fan-friendly without a sufficient area designated for Fans to wait.
Pattinson as always looked handsome in Dior Homme, arriving on the Red Carpet to screaming Fans shortly after 7:00 PM, making his way briskly though his Fans. He spent most of the earlier part of the day doing Interviews out of his Hotel together with Giamatti, Durand, Gadon, Cronenberg and Hampshire. Later in the day, he along with a four-SUV Fleet took an underground entrance into the CBC Building to do Interviews with George Stroumboulopoulos.
Catching-up with Durand earlier in the day as he happened to be sitting one table away from me at Lunch, the Canadian Actor tells me "RPatz is amazing in Cosmopolis", an evaluation he made after watching a Screener of the Film recently. He tells me to expect it to be gritty and it would appear Audiences who have seen it already are loving it, judging by its Standing Ovation at the Cannes Film Festival recently.
We've been following Cosmopolis closely for a while now. Click here to catch-up with its developments since it began filming in Toronto last Spring.
eOne Films release Cosmopolis on Friday, June 8, 2012 in Canada.
See a quick Clip of Pattinson on the Carpet greeting Fans:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)