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April 20 2014

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Mélanie Laurent Screens The Adopted

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Mélanie Laurent was struggling to calm her nerves Wednesday night: “I had one glass of Champagne, but it’s not enough,” she told the crowd assembled at the Tribeca Grand Hotel for the Cinema Society’s screening of The Adopted. Laurent wrote, directed, and acted in this tale of an unconventional family unit dealing with sudden tragedy—in short, it’s her baby (and her first outing directing a feature-length film). Luckily for the Inglourious Basterds actress, she had a handful of cast mates from the thriller (Now You See Me) she’s been shooting in New Orleans—including Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Isla Fisher—present at Wednesday night’s event, co-sponsored by Dior Beauty, to help her send it out into the world.

“It was really interesting to write something that’s so far away from me,” said Laurent, who turned up wearing head-to-toe Dior. (The Adopted centers on two sisters, for example, whereas she has only a brother.) “I had that freedom of great distance, where you’re free to write anything you want.” The touching drama had more than a few audience members running to the bathroom to fix their makeup before the after-party at the Soho Grand. Laurent stayed late, drinking celebratory Champagne and eating macarons. She’ll be back in town for the next film she directs, she told Style.com—”a story of a life,” set in the eighties, that requires some New York scenes. In the meantime, though, she’s got a few acting roles to fulfill. “Give me one year,” she promised.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni / BFAnyc.com

Orlando Bloom, From Shower To Stage

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Last night at the Sunshine Landmark Theatre, at the debut of his new Mark Ruffalo-directed film, Sympathy for Delicious, Orlando Bloom revealed a hidden talent: singing.

Bloom stars in the rock-music-meets-faith-healing (yes, really) flick as The Stain, a self-absorbed, Russell Brand-esque rocker. And though the English actor takes to the stage throughout, he never actually had to test out his vocal chops to get the part. Luckily, it turned out they’d been there all along. Bloom impressed his cast mates, Laura Linney, Juliette Lewis, Christopher Thornton, and Ruffalo—not to mention himself—when it came time to record the live concerts. “Singing was a happy surprise—that was a big one, especially since my character does a lot of it in the movie,” he said. Before now, his performances were mostly of the private variety. “I sing in the shower all the time,” he admitted. “My wife thinks I am pretty good.”

Mrs. Bloom—a.k.a. Miranda Kerr—was on hand at the DeLeón-fueled after-party at the Mondrian Soho to confirm. “He has got an incredible voice and I’m really proud of what he did with the role; it was something different for him,” Kerr told Style.com. As for her preferred role at the moment? New mom. “I just started back working a little bit, but not too much because my priority is being a mother—it’s a magical experience.”

Photo: Jimi Celeste / PatrickMcMullan.com