The Sundance Film Festival is nearly halfway through the 11-day lineup of movie premieres and events and it has already been a whirlwind of chaos in Park City, UT. From Jesse Eisenberg having a panic attack to Harry Styles being mobbed by screaming girls, we share what really went down behind-the-scenes at Sundance’s VIP events.
On January 17, the "It’s So Miami" Lounge became everything but a relaxing place for Jesse Eisenberg, who was in town promoting his film The Double. Around 2 p.m., Jesse walked into the lounge thinking he had an MTV interview, but an eyewitness tells Life & Style, his publicist "messed up the time" and it was actually an hour later.
Once notified that the MTV crew wasn’t prepared for the interview, the Now You See Me star went into panic mode. “Jesse immediately freaked out,” the source shares. “There were so many people in the lounge, he basically froze and ran out. It was noticeable to onlookers that he was having a bit of a freakout.”
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Later on Friday night, we hear Kristen Stewart was more on the low-key side, keeping to herself at the Chefdance dinner event. A source tells Life & Style, “Kristen chose to stay secluded in an upstairs VIP area away from the crowd.” Wearing her signature plaid shirt and square glasses, Kristen posed with actors JJ Soria, Lane Garrison, Kenny Griswold and Ser’Darius Blain.
“She was thrilled with the meals served and it turns out she’s a huge fan of the Bravo chefs (Tiffany Derry and Brooke Williamson) that were prepping the meals,” the source adds. In celebration of premiering Camp X-Ray earlier on in the day, Kristen made her way to Tao's pop-up nightclub following the three-course dinner. Other stars spotted dancing to DJ Vice’s set include Lance Bass, Kellan Lutz, Paris Hilton and Lil Jon.
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The second day of the Nintendo Chalet event continued on January 18 bringing more fun to Sundance. In between events on her busy press schedule, Life & Style learns that Kate Hudson, who was promoting Wish I Was Here, was ready to try the new exercise video game Wii Fit U. “Kate immediately took off her shoes and was so ecstatic to get her hands on Wii Fit U,” a source tells us. “She was hysterical laughing playing Hose Down…and could not wait to tell her son Ryder.”
Another actress who made her way to the Nintendo station between press rounds for God’s Pocket was Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. “Christina patiently waited as her husband, Geoffrey Arend, tried out Ski Jump and Core Luge,” the source says. “He laughed hysterically and couldn’t believe how hard these games really were!’
Also joining in the action were Scrubs costars Zach Braff and Donald Faison, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Pitt, Mark Ruffalo, Chanel Iman, Ireland Baldwin and True Blood hunk Joe Manganiello, who was spotted at the event on Friday.
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A boybander who got his exercise in on Saturday by dodging screaming girls was no other than Harry Styles. The One Direction singer was in Park City supporting his new BFF Zach Braff whose film, Wish I Was Here, premiered in the morning—and we hear the film was so emotional that Harry "got a little misty-eyed during the screening."
As soon as Harry was spotted leaving a gifting suite, a source tells us, “A massive group of women and girls of all ages were literally running down the street from all sides, screaming his name frantically snapping photos and swarming around him.”
Zach, who was apparently across the street in the Columbia Sportswear lounge, appeared very concerned for his friend. "He was overheard saying, 'I hope Harry is OK'…and looked like he was trying to text him," the source adds. "The scene was utter chaos."
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse: It's On!
On Sunday morning, another Brit was spotted at the Sundance Film Festival—Suki Waterhouse, who was seen holding hands with her 39-year-old boyfriend Bradley Cooper. The night before, after attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 22-year-old model tweeted “Drunk in love bey bey.”
The couple was also seen together January 16 at Adoteca in Brentwood. CA. Bradley, a fan of the restaurant, brought along pal Leonardo DiCaprio. “It was absolutely crazy when Bradley and Leo got to the restaurant. They were being hounded by paparazzi,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “I think Leonardo even got hit in the face with the door trying to get in here.”
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