TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman walk the red carpet at the premiere of The Bang Bang Club

TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman walk the red carpet at the premiere of The Bang Bang Club

Actors Malin Akerman and Ryan Phillippe arrive for the premiere of The Bang Bang Club at Roy Thomson Hall (Image: Karon Liu) 

At last night’s premiere of The Bang Bang Club—a Canadian–South African collaboration about real-life war photographers Kevin Carter, Joao Silva, Greg Marinovich and Ken Oosterbroek’s experiences in South Africa during the late Apartheid period—fans raved over hottie headliners Ryan Phillippe (who plays Marinovich) and local girl Malin Akerman (who plays a photo editor based on the real-life Times picture editor Robin Comley). The only problem was that the crowd couldn’t quite get Akerman’s name right. We heard “May-lin,” “Maa-lin” and a few “Marlins” as the crowd attempted to lure the former York University psych student away from the cameras to sign autographs. Finally, one of the red carpet organizers yelled out, “She’ll probably come back if you say her name correctly!” Akerman never did return to the fan pit.

For the record, it’s “Mall-in.”