TIFF RED CARPET: Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning are both ginger at the Ginger and Rosa special presentation
Despite her famous shock of red hair, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is not the titular Ginger in Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, which had its premiere at the Elgin Theatre last night. That honour goes to Elle Fanning (like Hendricks’, her light blond hair is dyed red in the movie), who took to the red carpet in a brightly patterned purple Miu Miu suit (Hendricks was both more demure and more of a bombshell in a black Ports 1961 dress). In the film, which is set during the sexual revolution in 1960s London, the BFFship of teenagers Ginger and Rosa (played by Alice Englert) is tested when the latter begins an affair with the former’s father, Alessandro Nivola (did we mention the sexual revolution thing?). And despite playing only a supporting role in the film (that of Fanning’s mother), Hendricks still pretty much owned the red carpet as she pulled out her trademark big smiles and coy glances.