Sometimes the best celebrity and bizzer quotes happen away from the formality of a lunch date or photo shoot and during off-the-cuff moments on the red carpet. Here are some of our favorite moments from covering the past year’s parties and premieres.
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#10 “August: Osage County”: George Clooney’s Tips on Working With Julia Roberts
George Clooney and Julia Roberts have a long-running personal and professional relationship. Clooney was a producer on this winter’s “August: Osage County,” in which Roberts stars. How does their friendship survive the work environment?
“As you well know, Julia is an alcoholic. It was easier to work with her because you just offer her booze, apply that with anything,” joked Clooney in November at the AFI Fest’s “August: Osage County” premiere.
#6 “The Counselor”: Reading Cormac McCarthy is Hard
“To be honest with you,” star Michael Fassbender said in October at New York’s Cinema Society premiere of “The Counselor.”
“I started reading ‘The Road’ and unfortunately, I haven’t finished a book since probably 2006. I just end up reading scripts all the time, and I’m a very slow reader. But I was a big fan of ‘No Country for Old Men.’ And this script blew me away.”
#5 “Homeland’s” Damian Lewis on the Hazards of the Job
Playing a suspected terrorist on the run is hard.
Just ask “Homeland’s” Nicholas Brody, Damian Lewis (pictured here with co-star Claire Danes’ husband Hugh Dancy).
“This morning I had some guy say ‘I’m surprised they let you on the plane,’” Lewis said in September at the Showtime Pre-Emmy Eve, dropping his native English accent for a Southern drawl to describe fans’ sentiments for his marine on the run. “Maybe they think I’m Walter White.”
#1 ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’: Leonardo DiCaprio Waxes Authentically
While there may be some creative liberties taken with the adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir, we know one scene wasn’t exaggerated for effect.
The scene involving DiCaprio’s character, a prostitute and a strategically placed candle “was in the book, but I didn’t write it into the screenplay,” scribe Terence Winter said in December at the film’s New York premiere.
“Then the day they were going to shoot it, Leo was brave enough to tell Marty that the scene originally started with a candle up his butt and then, well there you go. It was there!”