TORONTO — While the Soho House Toronto is still very much under construction, that didn’t stop the folks behind it from opening the doors for a slew of parties for the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival.
While workers were still carrying ladders around, revelers enjoyed a toast to The Master ahead of its Friday night premiere, with star Amy Adams in attendance representing her less outgoing colleagues Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson. Later in the evening, Anna Karenina co-stars Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson caught up, while Jude Law chatted with friends. Also spotted throughout the night were Kristen Wiig, Kate Hudson, Julianne Moore, Matt Damon, Nina Dobrev and Alexander Skarsgard.
Hudson returned — along with fiancé Matt Belamy — Saturday to fete her festival film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Upstairs, guests enjoyed a pre-screening gala for End of Watch, to which star Jake Gyllenhaal arrived late — reportedly due to a delayed flight.
He was greeted with a playful beard rub from co-star Anna Kendrick. Later in the night, cast-members from The Silver Linings Playbook took over the space, with Bradley Cooper conferring with mogul Harvey Weinstein in one corner while co-star Jennifer Lawrence was more social. Later that night, Hunger Games star Lawrence found herself in a film franchise trifecta with Harry Potter alum Emma Watson and Miss Twilight herself, Kristen Stewart.
Lawrence had apparently invited Stewart along after meeting her earlier. The space was clearly a hit with the celebrity clientele. Just imagine what they’ll think when it’s actually finished.