Sure, confirming that Colin Firth is dashing doesn’t exactly rank high on the revelatory scale (in other news, the sky is blue, tiny tacos are delicious). But still, the man is as dashing, maybe even more dashing, than all of us Mr. Darcy fans ever expected him to be at the after-party for the TIFF screening of his new movie The Railway Man, held at the Live at the Hive on King West and hosted by Moet and Chandon, one of the 2013 film fest’s buzziest party locations (bee pun intended!).
Firth wore the crap out of his tux (of course, when a man can wear the crap out of a Christmas sweater, a tux isn’t much of a challenge). He spent most of the party chatting on the back patio, and he even posed for a snap or two with fans. He bummed a cigarette, had an animated conversation that involved acting out a fight sequence and was overheard referencing his musical movie Mama Mia… so he must have been in a good mood. A really good mood.
Meanwhile, co-star Nicole Kidman held court inside, sipping a Soda Stream cocktail (Soda Stream is the fancy make-your-own-fizzy-water company that sponsored the event) and doing some impressive suit wearing of her own in a black Altuzarra number with racy, lacy cutouts. After a long day of red carpet pounding, Kidman refuelled on a chocolate cupcake and gave her little piggies a rest by slipping out of her Louis Vuitton pumps. Achy feet and a chocolate hankering: the stars really are just like us!