Marking the first full week of the running of the 51st London Film Festival, ensemble drama "Things We Lost in the Fire" took its turn to show up as part of the festival's lineup yesterday, October 24, 2007, and let the spotlight go down on its female lead Halle Berry.
Despite the cold weather, the four months-old pregnant actress looked comfortable and radiant in Grecian-style low-cut royal blue gown as she made her way down the red carpet to the premiere held at Odeon West End in the city's Leicester Square. The beauty was noted to spend over half an hour showing her bump off to photographers also signing photographs.
In the Susanne Bier-directed, Berry, 41, portrays a grieving widow who invites her late husband's best friend, played by Benicio Del Toro, to move into her home, only to find out that his presence brings unexpected consequences to her family.
Prior to the premiere, ironically, a fire was reported to break out in a restaurant's kitchen at the Square around 4.30 PM local time. Fortunately, fire crews were able to bring it quickly under control before the flame could reach the Odeon West End.