TIFF Party: Benedict Cumberbatch eyeballs a moose and Michael Fassbender slow-dances to R. Kelly
Michael Fassbender is a dancing machine. The 12 Years A Slave star strolled into Grey Goose’s party at Soho House just around midnight yesterday, greeting Tom Welling and Colin Hanks, who are both in town for the red carpet presentation of their new film Parkland, and making nice with other guests over a cup of coffee at the bar. Then he hit the dance floor. Hard.
Fassbender’s favourite tune: R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix).” The Hollywood hunk semi-slow-danced with Hanks and bumped-and-grinded with a random woman (all in good fun, of course). The only dance-floor antic he missed was singing, “After the show it’s the after-party.” (Which the rest of the crowd happily picked up in his stead.)
Fassbender’s sweet dance moves upstaged the guests of honour, the cast of WikiLeaks thriller The Fifth Estate, who filed in shortly after 1 a.m. While Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten weren’t quite as serious about the d-floor, we did spot an enthralled Cumberbatch motioning wildly to his fellow actors to check out the moose head hanging over the fireplace. He even twice made his own makeshift finger antlers, gesturing to Juno Temple, whose film Horns will be feted at Soho House tonight.