TRIBECA — The old F. Scott Fitzgerald quotation about the rich also applies to those who frequent the Tribeca Film Festival: celebrities are different from you and me. Take Ben Stiller as an example — his assistant called the publicists for the “Help Wanted” collection of short films moments before they were set to start, so they knew to hold the start of the screening for him. After he and his wife Christine Taylor pulled up to the AMC Lowes Village 7 on Third Avenue and 11th Street in a gray BMW X6, an assistant jumped into the driver's seat to keep the car from getting a ticket while it was double parked during the screening. Nice.
Olivia Wilde seems to have quite the admirer in "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis. The pair arrived together for the screening of “Baseball in the Time of Cholera,” a short film that the actress produced. And while she did her duties on the red carpet, he just watched her, adoringly. Awww.
“Caroline and Jackie” is a movie about a family dinner gone awry, something with which almost everyone can identify.
“Who doesn’t have a disfunctional family?” asked Bitsie Tulloch, who plays Jackie. “I can’t remember a dinner when someone did not leave the table crying and screaming.”
Marguerite Moreau, who played Caroline, agreed, recounting a bad experience for us: “I went to a friend’s wedding with a date that proceeded to get drunk before cocktails started. He had to be driven home early.”
Both women worked the red carpet in black and white and Tulloch’s dress was the deal of the century.
“I got it on eBay. I searched for ‘peplum’ in an extra small and I found it. I’m obsessed with it. It was $50,” she explained. However, she admitted, her Jimmy Choo shoes, “more than make up for the price of the vintage dress.”
Brendan Fraser turned the tables on the paparazzi by carrying a Leica camera on the red carpet at the School of Visual Arts Theater on West 23rd Street for his film “Whole Lotta Sole.” He dashed around to get shots of his co-stars and director Terry George and didn’t really have a good reason why he was carrying it (or at least one he was willing to share with us).
“I saw it sitting on my desk and it was calling to me: ‘it’s been a long time since I took pictures,’” he crooned in a high-pitched voice. “So here it is.”
Yaya DaCosta, who plays the love interest to Fraser’s character, literally threw on the first dress she could find to wear to the premiere.
“I’m in the middle of moving and I needed something to wear,” she explained. The Harlem native has abandoned Manhattan to move to Brooklyn. “It’s calm and new,” she said. We don’t understand.