The other day, I made some catty comments about a dress Jennifer Connelly had on that reminded me of something a little girl in the Kansas dust bowl of the 1930′s would wear. A fashion-forward reader told me to shut it, because the dress was Balenciaga or something and it was a hot piece. What the hell do I know? I’m happy when something from H&M’s clearance rack actually fits my hairy manboobs and won’t fall apart after one washing. But I can say with some confidence that what she’s twerkin’ at this event is all sorts of heinous. Damn, it’s so heinous that it sucked the hot right out of Mark Ruffalo and that’s hard. The combination of that weird Grandma mermaid dress and Joaquin Phoenix’s grump might have killed Mark’s hotness permanently. Mark better get away from those two stat. Her shoes are hot, though. Just not with that nasty attic item she’s sportin’. It’s probably worth $3000 clams but she got it for free. Actresses get all the free shit. Thankfully for her. This was the premiere for Jennifer’s new movie “Reservation Road”. Jennifer and Joaquin play parents who lose their son to a hit and run driver who, unbeknowest to them, is their lawyer. That’s a painful twist of fate. Jennifer found filming to be psychically painful and will do a comedy next.
But shutting out her own reality often proved impossible. “Of course, the film is informed by it,” she says.
As a result, the actress exhibited physical symptoms of stress during the shoot, even though the set itself was relatively calm and relaxed. “I am an Olympic sleeper. It’s one of the things I do best in life. But I was having nightmares and having a hard time sleeping. My jaw kept locking up, and I couldn’t eat. I got a week into it, and I thought, ‘What have I done to myself?’ “
You’ve put yourself on that Oscar train, is what you’ve done. This job ain’t all free dresses! I’m just happy Mira Sorvino found work. Unless she’s there to serve cocktails or something. I don’t see a tray, though.
Many more photos (Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Rebecca DeMornay, Mark Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Mira Sorvino, Alison Lohman, Jane Seymour, Tara Reid) from the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Reservation Road’ at Samuel Goldwyn theatre in Beverly Hills are after the jump