Universal bows pic on Valentine's Day
There was plenty of love at the world premiere of Universal’s “The Adjustment Bureau,” held Valentine’s Day at the Ziegfeld in New York City.
Matt Damon was joined by wife Luciana Barroso, while co-star John Slattery brought his other half, Talia Balsam.
On the red carpet, Emily Blunt, who stars in the romantic thriller as Damon’s love interest, had high praise for her co-star. “It was just an easy ride every day,” she said of her leading man. “Is he the easiest? We mustn’t ever tell him but he might just be.”
“She’s the hardest I’ve had to work with. She’s really catty and diva like, rarely comes out of her trailer,” Damon later joked. “No, she’s awesome . . . we’re really lucky we got Emily.”
Slattery, who spends a lot of time in the film running after Damon, said he was hard to catch up to. “He is a very fast runner,” said Slattery. “But I can outrun Anthony Mackie. You wouldn’t believe that, but I can definitely beat him in a race.”
Cast members including Michael Kelly, David Alan Basche and Anthony Ruivivar also showed up for the festivities, as did actor Josh Lucas.
Inside the theater, writer-director-producer George Nolfi gave a special shout out to Comcast and also apologized for ruining Valentine’s Day for some. “Please keep your wives from throwing darts in my face,” he said.
The evening continued with an after-party at the New York Public Library, where some of the pic was filmed. The staff remained true to “Adjustment” standards, sporting fedoras while guests munched on Valentine’s Day candy, chocolates and heart-shaped chicken potpie.