Gerard Butler is a little 'fried'
Harvey Weinstein knows how to throw down.
The head of the Weinstein Company film studio, here with a handful of films, took over the pop-up Soho House private club for a packed bash Monday night. Madonna, in town for W.E., was the star attraction on the second floor. And downstairs, Abbie Cornish, one of the stars of W.E., was having a glass of red wine with Coriolanus director Ralph Fiennes.
Over at the bar, Gerard Butler was quite the social butterfly. Did have a second or two for a quick chat? "Everyone wants to grab me for a second and I have to say no. Everyone is going up to me. You end up frazzled," said Butler, here for Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus.
Well, it's the flip side of having two good movies at a film festival, right? You wind up in demand and doing interview after interview.
"It's been busy. It's been full-on. But it's been extra-special because I have two movies here and I'm really proud of both of them. They've been received well," said Butler. "I've spent four days in rooms doing interviews. By tonight, I was a little bit spun out, fried. I love this city. I hate being stuck in a room here. I look out the window and see everyone out and about -- any chance I get, I get out. "
Speaking of being out, the night started off with a laid-back bash at the BlackBerry Lounge for 50/50, the heartfelt, funny cancer dramedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Word is, the film earned a standing ovation at its screening earlier that night.