TIFF gallery: Rachel Weisz, James Franco et al trade interviews for gift bags at Holts’ Variety Studio

Rachel Weisz at Holt Renfrew's Variety Studio

While Holt Renfrew didn’t have their annual film festival bash this year, they did try something new with the Variety Studio. The in-store area, heavily blocked off from snooping shoppers, was a hub for talent to come in and get interviewed for Variety.com–and get a little something something to take home. The full complement of talent who stopped by would be tiresome to list, but some that made us a little giddy were Marion Cotillard, Rachel Weisz, James Franco and Julian Schnabel. Take a look at the photos below–they’re almost enough to make us not yearn just a little bit for last year’s party.

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