The TIFF (as mentioned in an earlier blog entry) is in full swing in the hostel’s area.
The Bell Lightbox Theatre is one block south of us and the Scotiabank Theatre is directly opposite the hostel’s front door! These are two of the most important film festival venues.
So it stands to reason that this should be the place to “bump into” some celebrities. On our street (Widmer St.) we have seen Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Brad Pitt, and Matthew McConaughy in past years.
The 2011 incarnation of TIFF has been no exception. The festival was in it’s first day this year when the hostel guests had a run-in with their first celebrity.
Cory Monteith, an actor acclaimed for his role as “Finn” in the hit FOX TV Series “Glee” was at the Scotiabank Theatre’s screening of his latest big-screen movie. He exited via the rear stairwell which brings him out directly opposite our front doors.
While he was waiting for a friend to join him, he felt “nature’s call”. So he wandered over to the hostel to request the use of our “facilities”.
Myriam (a.k.a. “Muffin”) who was working the front desk was stunned and starstruck! She is a huge fan with a long-standing crush on the actor. Needless to say, she gave her assent to his request.
Another guest Marnie McIlrath from Australia ran straight into him at our front door. She boldly introduced herself to him and began a ten-minute dialogue with him.
Marnie (and other’s who were present) avered he was personable, humble and well-spoken. He actually took time to speak and interact with his fans.
The fact that both Marnie and Muffin are attractive young ladies just might have influenced his decision. Do you think?