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BEHIND the SCENES

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Bradley COOPER & Jennifer LAWRENCE

AT THE PARK HYATT HOTEL

The perfect morning for Lawrence? "I like my newspaper, my coffee and my Bradley Cooper," she joked. As dysfunctional friends in Silver Linings Playbook-which won the festival's audience-favorite award-the pair vibrate with manic energy. They still have easy chemistry, with Cooper cracking up at Lawrence's kicky pose. "We're just keeping it real," Cooper quipped.

Kate HUDSON & Riz AHMED

AT THE RITZ-CARLTON

Fresh from the Venice Film Festival, Hudson sipped champagne while her fiance, Matt Bellamy, looked on adoringly. She and Ahmed play a couple in the drama The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Making the movie "was an intense experience," she said. "Riz and I got along so well."

Emma WATSON & Logan LERMAN

AT THE TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER

Taking on an iconic teen role is nothing new for Watson, who costars with Lerman in the coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But in moving on from Harry Potter, Watson took comfort in Lerman's dedication: "It helped to know somebody else was doing their best." Added Lerman: "We were nervous about our individual journeys. But we leaned on each other."

Colin FIRTH & Emily BLUNT

AT MICHAEL'S ON SIMCOE

The dashing duo play people going through midlife crises in the romantic comedy Arthur Newman. But fellow Brits Firth and Blunt were anything but anxiety-stricken when they reunited. They danced cheek-to-cheek before ducking into an elevator for a moment of hide-and-seek.

Ben AFFLECK, John GOODMAN, Bryan CRANSTON & Alan ARKIN

AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

Part spy thriller, part Hollywood satire, Argo may not be a typical popcorn movie, but director-star Affleck ably led his cast. "Okay, guys, look mean," he ordered, tossing the first handful of popcorn. Eventually, Cranston built a pyramid of kernels on Goodman's head and the floor was covered with buttery goodness. "I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," joked Goodman.

Naomi WATTS

AT THE TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER

Yes, photographer Ben Watts is Naomi's big brother-leaving the actress laughing about "the family dysfunction of having to sex it up for your brother." In the drama The Impossible, her character survives the 2004 tsunami in Thailand: "This is a movie I'm really proud of."

Greta GERWIG

AT THE MAISON MERCER

First she took the Telluride Film Festival by storm, then Gerwig and her comedy Frances Ha became the talk of the north. "It's crazy to think that just seven days ago was the first time anybody saw the film at all," said the actress, who stars in and cowrote the tale of a young adult finding her way in New York City. "To have people respond in this way-if this had been my first film, my head would explode! Now I can appreciate it."

Michael SHANNON & Winona RYDER

AT THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL

Working with Shannon in the drama The Iceman, about a hit man, "was intoxicating," said Ryder. "He's very special and reminded me why I love acting." For Shannon, the film festival will always be special. "I remember as a kid, sitting in the CN Tower, eating French toast with blueberry syrup with my dad. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be able to come back here someday because I was in a movie that the whole world was going to see."

Tom HANKS & Halle BERRY

AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

Starring with Hanks in the sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas "was a dream come true," said Berry. "He wrote me a lovely note at wrap that said, 'One actor sharpens another.' It's true." Hanks appreciated her not freaking out at his "grotesque" makeovers: "She was as calm as a pond on a windless day."