The cast of Anonymous stepped out last night in Toronto for the debut of the Roland Emmerich-helmed film, which hits theaters on Oct. 28. Rhys Ifans, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Xavier Samuel were on hand, along with their costars Joely Richardson and Rafe Spall, for the world premiere. The period piece explores the story of Shakespeare and questions whether the man from Stratford Upon Avon was the true author of some of the world's most beloved plays and poems. The movie enjoyed a strong reception from the audience last night, and the stars of the film were back to work this a.m. at a press day for the project, where we had the chance to catch up with them. Rhys, who last night admitted to being "vainly moved" by the film, said the strength of the cast made him decide to sign on for the project. Meanwhile, Xavier and Jamie both reminisced with us about their shared experience as part of the Twilight Saga. Xavier said he's most looking forward to seeing the birth scene in Breaking Dawn and also told us a funny story about his brother being mistaken for Jamie during a trip they took to Berlin together. Xavier said his brother had long hair at the time and that the crowd outside their hotel was convinced he was Jamie, so he signed a few autographs and posed for pictures for a laugh. Meanwhile, Xavier went completely unrecognized, and the next day, the paper ran a picture of the brothers with the caption: "Jamie Campbell Bower and friend."
Rhys Ifans, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Xavier Samuel Present Anonymous to the Toronto Crowd