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Cate Blanchett, Andrew Dice Clay Get Nostalgic at ‘Blue Jasmine’ premiere

Allen a no-show at L.A. premiere

At the July 24 Los Angeles premiere of “Blue Jasmine,” Cate Blanchett allowed that she left a bit of her heart in San Francisco, where most of the Woody Allen dramedy is set.

“It’s very much like Sydney with the fog and with people doing a lot of different activities at once,” the Australia-born Blanchett noted at the post-screening bash at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “And I really loved The Tadisch Grill, which feels like it’s been there forever.”

Castmate Andrew Dice Clay admitted he wasn’t a huge fan of the city’s climate, adding, “The sky turns dark and all of the sudden, it’s 40 degrees.”

The comedian was in an expansive mood, conceding that he had been intimidated by the notion of being directed by Allen and acting opposite Blanchett and Sally Hawkins.

“Doing stand-up for as long as I have means I have a lot of confidence but I told my son Max that he had to come with me to San Francisco to keep me totally focused on doing this film right,” he admitted.

Sony Classics co-topper Michael Barker introduced the screening but admitting that the famously reclusive Allen wasn’t in the house, adding, “What a surprise.”

Blue Jasmine” is the sixth Allen title that Sony Classics has handled.

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