Photo Friday: Mill Valley Film Festival (the Celebrity Edition)

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Let’s forget about travel for a brief sec and talk about all the celebrities I’ve interviewed in the past week or so, shall we?

First, there was him:

Oh, yummy, delicious, can’t-get-enough-of-ya Clive Owen. He was absolutely brilliant and kind and funny, like you’d hope someone of his looks—erm, intelligence—was.  His movie, The Boys are Back, was quite endearing, as well.

Then, there was her.

Gabby Sidibe. Don’t know her? Ah, well, then it’s just a matter of time. She’s already garnered Oscar buzz for Precious, which has yet to open, and it’s her first. Acting. Role. EVER. Chew on that one for a bit.

(If you want to see her and Clive on camera, check out my interview here.)

Her co-star Paula Patton is my new number one girl crush. Or rather, I’d like to be part of her entourage for a short while, she’s just that cool and bad ass. Not to mention, smokin’!

I skipped over Jason Reitman and Clooney’s Up in the Air—no Clooney wasn’t there; I’m not that close to insanity—to save up for Woody Harrelson and his withering glare. That’s right, he breezed past me entirely and wouldn’t give me the time of day. Typical, from what my celeb reporter friends tell me. But his new movie The Messenger was pretty darn good regardless.

Though, if you truly want a cause to hate him, here’s a snippet of his onstage interview, proof that he’s not ever—nor will he be—over his 13-year-old catfight with Gloria Steinhem.

“I was dining in NYC with Paul McCartney, and Gloria Steinem came up to the table to say hi to Paul. She turned to me and I wouldn’t shake her hand.

“‘Gloria,’ I said and she said ‘Steinem.’ I said ‘I don’t care. I have no respect for you.’

“I have no respect for the woman—for many reasons. She was paid to go state to state, by whom I don’t know, to say bad things about the movie (Larry Flynt). And it worked; the movie tanked.”

Then, he received the big festival award for his contribution to film. He picked up the statue and remarked, “no head? No genitalia? Niiice.”

You keep it classy, Woody.

And then there was the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. Not only was Emily Blunt a late addition to the game, to close out the film fest with The Young Victoria

(I wanted her dress in a baaaad way.)

(Not to mention, her hair, accent, talent, etc. etc. etc. We do share one thing, which we talked about, natch: Being born on the exact same day! Oh, and being recently engaged, too.)

but she arrived with this guy on her arm. How jealous are we all?!?

And just one more for good measure.

(Yes, John Krasinski, I only have eyes for you, too. Err, and SVV, of course!)

OK, I lied—and this, which will surely make you melt.

And here’s her ice if you enlarge the picture and look really closely.


Yeah, it wasn’t bad to be me for a short while, that’s for sure. Aside from the fact, that this is the one I get to take home with me at the end of the night, and in my opinion, he’s the best-looking of them all.

(He’s not stoned, just contemplative. And enjoying the San Francisco skyline from the luxe Hornblower ship after-party.)

*Clive/Precious photos taken by Terry Ward; all others taken by Scott van Velsor with a Canon XTi, 17-85mm lens, housed in a LowePro SlingShot.

**For more Photo Friday fun, head over to Delicious Baby.

  • October 23, 2009

    Oh, John Krasinski. So boy-next-door charming… Swoon!

  • October 23, 2009

    Clive Owen, nah. John Krasinski, woo!

  • October 23, 2009

    What fun times!!! Looove Clive. Super sexy! I would have been drooling instead of interviewing. 🙂

  • October 23, 2009

    Ooooh! So jealous! John and Clive, two of my boyfriends!

  • October 23, 2009

    Must have been an exciting evening. I’ afraid I don’t know any of the stars. But I’d take that Clive Owens home in a sec. Have to check out his movie now that I’m back in civilization again. Paula & Emily are both very hot, but then so are you. And you’ve got the best in SVV.

  • October 23, 2009

    I’m still stuck on the Clive photo…Good work!

  • October 23, 2009

    That picture where Jim and Not-Pam are looking at each other is adorable!

  • October 23, 2009

    I guess I finally understand why I can’t go you job and why you can. I would have tackled Clive Owen to the red carpet and kissed him. Then I would have stood up and kidnapped John Krasinski. And I’m guessing that would not have been considered “professional.”

  • October 23, 2009

    It probably won’t surprise you to know that I have no idea who Emily Blunt’s fiance is. Just like I didn’t know who Emily Blunt was until you explained it to me. Hanging out with me must be like inviting an unwashed savage over for dinner and having to explain the purpose of a knife and fork. HOW DO YOU PUT UP WITH ME?

  • October 23, 2009

    How do you get all these good gigs? AND work with your beloved SVV also! Your a partnership made in heaven! Clive Owen is such a dream…I liked him in the movie, Closer. But wait, John Kransinki and Emily Blunt together? Is she engaged to him? Really?

  • October 25, 2009

    omg omg omg omg CLIVE!!!

  • October 26, 2009

    So glamorous! You are one lucky gal.

  • October 27, 2009

    I love your job. That is all.

  • October 27, 2009

    wowee this is so unbelievably cool! I know you hear this all the time but you have the coolest job, hands down

  • October 27, 2009

    I’m sort of bummed to hear Woody is less than awesome, conversationally speaking at least. (How do you keep your cool when you’re interviewing? Is it just second nature by now?)

  • October 27, 2009

    I just have to say that since you’re a blogging celebrity in your own right it just seems fitting for you to be surrounded by superstars 🙂 And you travel all around the world and happen to be home when two beautiful leading men are in town. Hard working karma smiles on you, my friend.

  • October 28, 2009

    OMG!!!!!! How did I miss this post originally?? I have lusted for Clive for years, in fact Sunday I just watched Beyond Borders again because I hadn’t had a fix in awhile. I am beyond jealous and very happy for your awesome assignment. Pics are yummy.

  • October 29, 2009

    Wawawawait. You travel all over the world…AND you get to meet super-cool celebrities? AND take home a super-hottie?
    PS-I want to be you.

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