Thursday, April 21, 2011


Elizabeth Olsen & Mr. Will-W.
Don't even doubt that 22 year-old Elizabeth Olsen already is one of the hottest new names in Hollywood. The younger Sister of Multimedia Queens Mary-Kate & Ashley is just now working on her third Feature Film Red Lights, a Thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried). Only recently did she win accolades for her work in Horror The Silent House at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City.  She also goes by Lizzie.

Olsen, who graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (yes, the School of Lady Gaga) not long ago, stars in Red Lights as the love interest of Cillian Murphy. The Film is about a Psychologist named Margaret (Sigourney Weaver) who with her Assistant Tom (Murphy) study Paranormal Activity.  They then travel to Spain, visiting a world-renowned Psychic (Robert DeNiro).

Although a majority of filming for the Movie has taken place in Barcelona, two weeks' worth of Production was completed Toronto. Olsen wrapped early today and was actually a bit surprised to see that she had Fans asking for Autographs and wanting to take a Photo with her.  "Ugh, I look like a mess!", she chuckled.  Still though, she was incredibly friendly about posing for Photos as opposed to her Co-Star Murphy who was reported to be a little more shy about being photographed.  Filming wrapped officially after midnight with Olsen being the first to finish today; Murphy was the last to leave the Set at Pinewood Studios this evening.

Sigourney Weaver & Mr. Wil
But guess who else I ran into also?  Yes, her Sigourney Weaver!  Three-time Academy Award nominee.  Star of Ghostbusters, the Aliens Franchise, Avatar, Heartbreakers, You Again, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl and overall hotness.  After reporting yesterday that I spotted her out and about with a Richtree Market bag carrying her Dinner, I do admit to getting a bit of  extra help with this one.  To the kindhearted person who brought me together with one of my favourite Actresses for this Photo, I appreciate it.  Thank you!

Weaver wrapped her portion just before midnight and despite being scheduled to speak at the Power of Women Conference today in Calgary, it doesn't appear that she was able to make it out due to obligations filming Red Lights.  Known widely as a Sweetheart, Weaver was seen giving her Driver a generous tip and giving him a big hug.  And can I say how amazing she looked up-close even with little Makeup?  Weaver, with some of her Cast mates, is set to fly out tomorrow.  For those of you who are curious, DeNiro was confirmed not to have been in Toronto despite rumours and alleged sightings.

Signed Photo from Cillian Murphy

Red Lights is slated for a 2012 release.  With Cortés' last Film Buried being a hit at TIFF 2010, perhaps we'll be seeing a TIFF Premiere for this one? 

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)

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