Admitting to be nervousness over letting fans into their private world of making music, Rock icons U2 descended onto the Toronto International Film Festival’s red carpet on Thursday for the premiere of new documentary “From the Sky Down.” The movie, which is the first documentary to open the Toronto film festival in its 36-year history, looks at the creative process of making their 1991 album “Achtung Baby,” tensions back then in the band.
Singer Bono and guitarist The Edge was the first stage of the festival and confessed that even superstars nervous when entering a new arena – from music to movies.
“We are very protective of our privacy, especially the creative process, not only because we are precious, we are,” said Bono, a public laugh, hoping that the anxiety seen in public rental as they struggle to the music did.
“If what you went into the sausage knew you did not eat,” said Bono. The Edge said it shocking, was a big part of the video 20 years old and see “to see how our group came close to disintegrate at the moment.”
The appearance by Bono and The Edge, the first showing of one of the best tickets in town for the 11-day festival, where documentaries are other rocks of Pearl Jam and Neil Young still top billing.
The festival, which is an event widely viewed often seen as a starting point in the film industry annual race of the Oscars, has a long list of Hollywood royalty, Brad Pitt and George Clooney and Keira Knightley to Glenn Close.