Bullock and Barrymore, Clooney and Cumberbatch. These are the boldest faces of the TIFF 2015 celebrity lineup, which means they’re unlikely to exit their hotel rooms without security detail. So forget your dream of bumping into Sandy in the Starbucks line and instead, keep your eyes peeled for the festival buzziest B-listers—tomorrow’s up-and-comers who might actually talk to you today
Who: Ben Foster
TIFF sitch: Foster plays Lance Armstrong in already buzzy biopic The Program, directed by true story master Stephen Frears. Frears directed Philomena (which scored an Oscar nom for Judi Dench), and The Queen (which led to an Oscar win for Helen Mirren). So basically, Ben better start practising his speech.
Who: Mackenzie Davis
TIFF sitch: Davis is a relatively small, but significant fry on the celebrity heavy cast of The Martian starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwitel Ejiofor and Kate Mara.
Possible conversation starter: She’s into taxidermy, so if you’ve got a good animal-stuffing story, don’t be shy.
Topic to avoid: Skip the cheesy club-dude pick up lines—she has a degree in gender studies, and probably doesn’t go for the whole “hey, doll face” routine.
Who: Brie Larson
Who: Nicholas Hoult
TIFF sitch: Hoult has two festival leads, the first opposite Kristen Stewart in Equals, a sci-fi flick about a (gorgeous) young couple, on the run in a futuristic society. The second is Kill Your Friends, a comedy about the ’90s music scene in the UK.
Who: Francesca Eastwood
Where you know her from: If you’re a trashy TV junkie, then you know her from Mrs. Eastwood & Company, a short-lived E! channel docu-soap about Clint’s current wife Dina (Francesca’s mom is the actress Frances Fischer), and their unconventional family unit.
Possible conversation starter: Compliment her Instagram game
Topic to avoid: How her dad would totally dig this script you’ve been working on.
Who: Donald Glover
TIFF sitch: Glover has a meaty role in The Martian, and will also be performing this week in the live reading of The Princess Bride. Glover will play Vizinni, the Sicilian mastermind (originally played by Wallace Shawn) who gets to deliver the movie’s key catch phrase: “Inconceivable!”
Where you know him from: Glover stared on the cultishly popular small scree comedy Community.
Topics to avoid: How he lost out on the leading role in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot (yes, another one).