Haley Lu Richardson cozies up to boyfriend actor Brett Dier at the premiere of her film, Edge of Seventeen, during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival held at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday night (September 17) in Toronto, Canada.
The 21-year-old actress, who plays Krista in the film, joined co-stars Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, and Blake Jenner on the red carpet for the closing ceremony. Bailee Madison and Blake‘s wife, actress Melissa Benoist also hit the red carpet in support of the film.
“She just had to be so many things that were antithetical in a lot of ways,” director Kelly Fremon Craig shared about casting Hailee in the lead role. “Really tough, but also really fragile, and be able to completely nail the comedy but also slay you with how vulnerable and insecure and how much pain she’s in. And the thing that just amazed me is she could do that on a dime.”
She added, “She could go from a funny moment to a moment that just killed me. She was making things alive in a way that I just felt like I’m constantly witnessing something miraculous,” said the writer/director, who emphasized that none of the story points were autobiographical.”
FYI: Hailee is wearing a Balmain dress. Melissa is wearing a Preen dress.
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