Talk of TIFF: Matthew McConaughey's good-mood song, mermaids at #Hello10, Amy Adams talks Tom Ford and more

By Sarah Walker

The first Sunday of the Toronto International Film Festival did not disappoint with several red carpet premieres and even more star-studded events. Here's Day 4 of our TIFF talk roundups. (Be sure to check out our map to the stars each TIFF morning to track your favourite stars and keep an eye on our best party pics!)


It was a star-studded carpet as Matthew McConaughey joined Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Hudson, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll and Taron Egerton at the premiere of Sing, alongside his beautiful wife Camilla Alves. Reese made her way to the Shangri-La hotel later in the evening for a dinner hosted by Tiffany & Co, where Lupita Nyong'o was the guest of honour. Michelle Williams and Gerard Butler were among the well-heeled guests.

One of the most anticipated premieres of the festival, Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, was buzzing with energy! Hot on the heels of a Venice win, cast members including Amy Adams and Armie Hammer keenly discussed the film and how meticulous their fashion-designing director was with every detail.

Rachel Weisz walked the red carpet of her new film Denial alongside Tom Wilkinson at the Princess of Wales Theatre, while expectant Natalie Portman made her second TIFF red-carpet appearance supporting her role as Jacqueline Kennedy for Jackie.

Natalie Portman celebrated her second TIFF film at Soho House. Photo: Getty Images

Christian Bale proved he was in the running for best-dressed actor at TIFF (yes, even with a mustache) while premiering his historical drama The Promise. His date for the evening? Well-dressed wife Sibi Blazic.


Mermaids at Hello! Canada's bash! Photo: Ernesto Di Stefano/George Pimentel

The party to experience on Sunday was our very own 10th anniversary bash at Thompson Toronto. Spread across the lobby bar, where guests were bedecked with Pandora foil tattoos and given a fashion caricature courtesy of Estee Lauder, to the rooftop pool and it's live mermaids, guests like Most Beautiful couple Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci, Francesco Yates, Stephan James, Karl Wolf, Jonathan Keltz and Kevin Pillar sipped on champagne and posed at the Audi selfie wall.

Artists for Peace and Justice also held its eight annual gala in support of Haitian communities, with a bevy of big-name stars taking over Casa Loma (think Sean Penn, Jim Belushi, Jeremy Renner, Catherine Keener and Maria Bello).

Sean Penn joined Maria Bello and Paul Haggis at the APJ bash. Photo: George Pimentel

Lily Rose Depp couldn't resist the Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the Tastemakers Lounge and walked out with a swag bag stuffed with Indulge Gourmet Kettle Corn, greeting cards from Love Like Red and CND nail polish.

At the official Nespresso after-party for It's Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan, Nathalie Baye, Lea Seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel enjoyed a delicious dinner including grilled whole branzino, zucchini fritti, tagliatelle with clams and strip striploin at FIGO.

The gorgeous setting at FIGO. Photo: Getty Images

A bevy of well-dressed A-list celebrities (like Kate Hudson, Evan Rachel Wood and Christian Bale) sipped on Grey Goose cocktails late into the night at Soho House.

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