Celebs gather north of the border to kick up their heels and fete the celluloid
U nited Nations envoy Angelina Jolie beamed alongside her brood at the Sept. 10 premiere of animated film The Breadwinner, in which an Afghan girl dresses as a boy to provide for her family. While the message of the movie—co-produced by Jolie—is serious, the star looked relaxed as she shared time with her four youngest children: Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and Knox and Vivienne, 9. It was one of many snaphappy moments at the 10-day Toronto Film Festival, which has come to rival Venice and Cannes for its star-pulling power.
And just the start of a busy time for Jolie, where her focus seemed to keep coming back to family. As well as premiering her directorial effort First They Killed My Father (see spot, left), the actress and director, 42, spoke about her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at an “In Conversation” event later on Sept. 10. “I remember my
mom telling me how she wanted to be an actress,” said Jolie. “I did get into acting because it made her so happy. Now I do it for my kids. And I do love it! Who doesn’t love to get silly?” Also being candid about family was
Suburbicon director George Clooney, 56, who was quizzed about three-month-old twins Alexander and Ella. “Right now, because I have no breasts, I don’t exist,” he told WHO. “I pick them up, I give them a bottle and hand them back to my wife.”
Less loquacious—though not by choice—was Nicole Kidman, there to promote comedy The Upside and horror-drama The Killing of a
Sacred Deer: “I’m not allowed to talk about my children. I’ve been silenced,” the actress, 50, tells WHO, laughing. “I’m very, very proud of them and would love to be able to discuss them but have been told to cut it out.”
Fom left: Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Nicole Kidman partied at Entertainment Weekly’s do on Sept. 9. Lady Gaga flounced in to the Sept. 8 premiere of her Netflix biographical doco Gaga: Five Foot Two. Julianne Moore wore Dior to the Sept. 9 premiere of her film Suburbicon. Quantico star Priyanka Chopra was in the pink at her “passion project,” Pahuna: The Little Visitors, on Sept. 7.
The couple shared a moment with Upside star Bryan Cranston. The Upside’s Nicole Kidman wore Oscar de la Renta for a date night with hubby Keith Urban to the film’s premiere on Sept. 8 On Sept. 9, Brits Mirren ( The Leisure Seeker) and Maisie Williams ( Mary Shelley) promoted their films.