If the Toronto International Film Festival is Christmas for Sandi Leung, Scarlet Johansson is her Santa Claus. And a selfie is on her wish list.
The 26-year-old corporate accounting professional works overtime every TIFF in a different, unpaid job: celebrity selfie seeking. This year, the “Avengers” actress is her main focus, having missed her in the past.
Leung and a small group of friends, who call themselves “TIFF-ers,” chase stars around Toronto every September, sometimes clocking 12-hour days, hoping to get a coveted red carpet-side photograph. Leung even takes the Friday and Monday off for the festival, which the TIFF-ers treat like an extra holiday.