Every movie premiere boasts its own kind of celebrity power, specific to the film in question, but how many stars are there that can paralyze, fully occupying each gaze and every conversation in a room of unflappable New Yorkers and causing photographers (and anyone with an iPhone) to nearly topple over craning for a picture?
The Observer was afraid of getting swept away on the frenzied red carpet at the MoMA where Jane Fonda, the source of such widened eyeballs, was headlining last night’s premiere of her film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which cast her as the hippie mother of a straight-laced lawyer played by Catherine Keener. Fonda’s male co-stars were as enraptured with her as everyone else in attendance. For example, Chace Crawford, of Gossip Girl, endures constant conjectures about his romantic life, and not to perpetuate the rumor-mongering, but did Fonda, perhaps, catch his eye? Read More