Canadians in Cannes

May 18, 2009 02:17:00 Posted at May 18, 2009 02:17:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Saturday night, Grey Goose party at the Chateau de la Napoule. A real chateau. Not some fake Adrien Brody upstate New York cheese ass girlfriend sh-t. Legit French chateau, spectacular setting. Grey Goose parties are the best. If you ever get invited to one, put aside everything and go. Be like Tara Reid and book on points. You have to.

Robin Wright was there, so skinny in a green dress. Saw her from behind. She looks hard. Very hard and sculpted. Reminded me of that scene in Forrest Gump when she wanted to jump. Hasn’t changed, is exactly the same.

And Olivia Palermo has been all over Cannes. Not sure why. Is very pretty, but SOOO skinny. You think she’s skinny and then you see her and it’s like Victoria Beckham is suddenly fat.

But this is about Taylor Kitsch and Malin Akerman. They were here for The Bang Bang Club – just wrapped in South Africa on May 5th. The film is not ready so a 3 minute clip was screened here and the cast was available for press on Friday.

Malin is lovely. Is here with her husband. Can’t say I’m crazy about her hair. Kinda like a mullet. Am assuming it was for the role. Hope so. But she’s so nice, very sweet, very appreciative, very excited about her Cannes experience, and much prettier in person.

So yeah, Taylor Kitsch.

We were at the bar at the same time. He ordered a vodka soda. In dark jeans, black long sleeve fitted shirt under a short sleeve grey tee. And a black skull cap. Yum. I’ve interviewed him before – a couple of years ago in Vancouver. He remembered so we talked. Said he had a great time shooting Bang Bang, said he was leaving the next day back to Austin, said he had a few things on the go he’s excited about but doesn’t want to jinx it, and also said he’s starting work again on FNL in September, hopes to direct a few episodes this year, and is crushed about the Canucks.

I asked him why he was so scrawny. He said he lost weight for the Bang Bang role but was like – I’m workin’ on getting it all back!

What does scrawny mean? Please. He’s still cut. I know this because, well, you know when it’s loud you have to lean into someone when you’re talking to them? Sometimes when you lean, you might touch your hand to their biceps.

What?

Is that a problem?

Not a problem. More than once isn’t a problem either.

Anyway, it wasn’t long. Had to get back to my girls. Can’t remember if this was before or after Laura decided we had to down some Grey Goose pear flavoured shots – the pear flavour is dangerous because it’s like fruit juice only you wake up the next morning not so fruity. Whatever the case, lingering is never cool. And we had an appointment with Quentin Tarantino’s ass. Gawking at it. Because it’s massive. Seriously, it was probably the AD on Inglourious Basterds.

As for Taylor and the height issue…

Here it is: I was wearing 5 inch heels. I am 5 ft 3. He was an inch or so taller. Maximum two.

Whatever. I can go home now. My trip is made.

Malin and Taylor were on the beach for a photo call on Saturday. You know, Ryan Phillippe is in The Bang, Bang Club too. He was not at the photo call even though he is in Cannes with Abbie Cornish. What will he do when Abbie becomes more successful than him too?

Photos from AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM

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