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All Our Celebrity Interviews From the Toronto Film Festival — in One Spot!

Sep 12 2013 - 12:00pm

The stars were out in full force at the Toronto International Film Festival [1], and we had a chance to catch up with some of our favorite actors during the cinematic celebration, including Daniel Radcliffe [2], Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, and many, many more.

Click through to watch all of our dispatches from the red carpet premieres — and our conversations with the stars — from this year's TIFF!

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals His "Huge Concern" Over Playing WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

When Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, he knew he was up for a challenge. Not only does the controversial figure have a distinctive look, but when Benedict reached him by e-mail, he tried to convince him not to make the movie. We caught up with Benedict at the Toronto International Film Festival to get his take on the true motivations of the man he plays and his dramatic physical transformation — bleached eyebrows and all.

Michael C. Hall Describes His Very Last Scene on Dexter — Did He Drop a Big Hint About His Fate?

Michael C. Hall headed to the Toronto Film Festival with his new film Kill Your Darlings, and we caught up with the actor at the Sony Pictures Classics party to talk about the role and life after Dexter. The series is coming to a close after eight seasons, and Michael described his last scene and moments on the set of the Showtime series. He also gave us a preview of what's ahead for him now that he's bidding adieu to the character who has arguably become the most likable serial killer in history.

Daniel Radcliffe on Life After Harry Potter: "There's No Grand Plan or Big Strategy"

Daniel Radcliffe [3] plays a young Allen Ginsberg in his upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, and we caught up with him at the Sony Pictures Classics dinner at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about the role and his own connection with Beat poetry. Daniel also reflected on life after Harry Potter, why he refuses to refer to actors as artists, and being in the company of Benedict Cumberbatch and Dane DeHaan — two other actors who, like Daniel, have three films at TIFF this year.

Why James McAvoy Thought His New Movie With Jessica Chastain Was a "Mistake"

James McAvoy [4] and Jessica Chastain play a couple in their unique new movie, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. The story is told in two distinct films — one from his character's perspective and one from hers. James joked with us at the film's Toronto International Film Festival premiere, saying he didn't realize he'd signed on for a double feature and that when he did hear the movie was in two parts, he thought it was a mistake. Meanwhile, Jessica told us the story says a lot about how women and men take different views of the same situations.

Chris Hemsworth Explains Why Prepping For Rush Was a "Boring" Process at the Film's Premiere

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl may play rival F1 racers in Ron Howard's Rush, but the two presented a united front at the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere their film. Chris, who trimmed 30 pounds off his frame after playing Thor to portray racer James Hunt, talked with us about what he missed most while he was on the bare-bones diet. The transformation was more than physical; Ron compared his leading man's performance in the film to one of Robert De Niro [5]'s most memorable roles. Rush hits theaters on Sept. 27.

A Pregnant Kate Winslet Talks "Wonderful" Chemistry With Josh Brolin at Labor Day Premiere

Kate Winslet [6] and Josh Brolin [7] star in the upcoming Jason Reitman film Labor Day and joined forces to debut the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. We were on the red carpet to talk to Kate, who is expecting her third child and glowed in a Jenny Packham [8] gown at the premiere, as well as Josh and Jason. Josh responded to critics who have lauded the chemistry between him and his leading lady. He insisted it was "just luck" that their rapport over the years translated to the big screen, and Kate explained to us why working on this movie was a "quite different" experience for her.

Dane DeHaan Explains Why He's "Worried" About His Upcoming Movie, Life, With Robert Pattinson

Dane DeHaan is at the Toronto International Film Festival with his movie Kill Your Darlings [9] this week, but the actor is also looking forward to an upcoming role in the movie Life opposite Robert Pattinson [10]. Dane will play James Dean in the movie, while Robert will portray a photographer assigned to capture his image, and Dane told us he's somewhat "terrified" of taking on the iconic role. He also said that he hasn't yet had a chance to meet his costar but hears he's a "great guy."

Jack Huston on Playing Jack Kerouac and What's Ahead on Boardwalk Empire: "Killing"

Jack Huston is back as masked man Richard Harrow on this season of Boardwalk Empire — which premiered last Sunday — but the actor is also enjoying a burgeoning film career. We spoke with him at the Sony Pictures Classics bash at the Toronto Film Festival about taking on the role of a young Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings [11], which he admitted was a terrifying prospect, and his own unique experience reading On the Road for the first time. Jack also explained how Richard's past will have "taken a toll" as Boardwalk Empire unfolds this season.

Tom Felton on Being at TIFF With Daniel Radcliffe: "We'll Catch Up Over a Pint"

We caught up with Tom Felton at The Hollywood Reporter Breakthrough in Film Awards up in Toronto, and he filled us in on starring alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange in Therese, as well as his plans to catch a pint with a certain former Harry Potter costar who's also debuting a film at TIFF [12]. Check it out!

A "Generous" Hugh Jackman Joins Jake Gyllenhaal at Their Prisoners Premiere

The performances by Hugh Jackman [13], Jake Gyllenhaal [14], and the cast of Prisoners are already catching the attention of critics. The film, which follows two families in the wake of their daughters' disappearance, also stars Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, and Paul Dano. We were on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of the high-intensity drama, where the film's director, Denis Villeneuve, lauded Hugh Jackman for his choice to "give it all" to the role. The cast also told us that, while the film might be hard to watch, it carries an important message.


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