Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt arrived at the Artists for Peace and Justice Luncheon in Toronto yesterday arm in arm, fresh from debuting their film Friends With Kids the night before at the Toronto Film Festival to great reviews. The couple were on hand to support the fundraising party, hosted by APJ founder and writer-director Paul Haggis, and stopped to talk with us about collaborating on the big screen. Jon said, "We work together well, it turns out. It was very nice, it was a very complementary relationship. We serve each others' strengths and weakness very well." So, we asked Jennifer, is there another team effort in their future? Jennifer replied, "We'll see what happens with this one!" We also spoke with Paul about his organization and his latest effort to build new schools in Haiti. Paul said, "We've got grades seventh and eight, now we're doing ninth and 10th, so it will be about 120 kids. We know where every dollar is spent . . . and we do things fast. We're renegades. We go down there and we do it." The event, held at a private Toronto home, featured a memorable performance by Eddie Vedder and Régine Chassagne from Arcade Fire and raised more than $600,000 for the cause.
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt Enjoy Their Friends With Kids Success at the Artists For Peace and Justice Luncheon