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Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan at Toronto Premiere of The F Word

Scotiabank Theatre was buzzing with fans at the Toronto Premiere of The F Word, a romantic comedy that stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. The film is extra special to Toronto, as it is set right here in our city, something we rarely get to see on-screen. Actress Megan Park, who co-stars in the film, mentions that although she gets to shoot in Toronto quite frequently, it is rare to actually have a film set in this city, and that is one of the stand out features of this sweet romance.

Toronto welcomed back director Michael Dowse, who is a London, Ontario native and who was excited to use Toronto as a supporting character in the film. Writer Elan Mastai based the screenplay off of a play he saw at the Fringe festival in Vancouver over ten years ago. He discusses how the play was just the two characters of Wallace and Chantry and was set in a diner, and he was thrilled to expand on the universe of these two people.

Actresses Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Meghan Heffern were both on the red carpet and discussed their transitions from television acting to film, both expressing a love for the two mediums, but with a slight preference towards film acting.

The crowd got extremely excited when the film’s stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan arrived on the red carpet. Zoe was accompanied by longtime boyfriend Paul Dano, wore a gorgeously quirky embellished black dress, and divulged information that she is working on more writing projects after she had much success with her screenplay for the 2012 film Ruby Sparks. The indie actress shines as Chantry, a girl who is intrigued by her new friend Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), but cannot pursue anything beyond friendship as she is in a committed relationship. When asked about how she felt Chantry dealt with her dilemma, Zoe maintains that Chantry handled the situation with the most grace as she possibly could.

If we’re honest, the crowd was mainly excited for Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who after completing the popular franchise, has gone on to some very interesting career choices, and The F Word is one of the best films he has made post-Hogwarts. Daniel Radcliffe enjoyed the challenge of acting in a romantic comedy, as it was a diversion from anything else he has ever done.

Scene Creek was honoured to have the chance to speak to this slate of stars, and you can check out our conversations in the video below. Be sure to see The F Word, which hits theatres August 22nd.

Photography Credit: Melissa Semedo

Adriana Floridia

Adriana Floridia is a singer, writer, and film critic from Toronto. She loves watching movies, but even more than that, she loves discussing them with film lovers alike.