It was hard not to bump into a movie star in lower Manhattan over the weekend, with celebs flooding the Tribeca Film Festival for premieres, Q&As and, of course, after parties.
Among the sightings on Friday night: Julianne Moore, Katie Couric and Carla Gugino attended the “Wolves” after-party at No. 8 in Chelsea.
Katie Holmes, Judy Greer and Kelly Ripa hit up Vandal in NoHo to fete Holmes’ directorial debut “All We Had.”
On the red carpet Saturday for “The Family Fang” premiere, Nicole Kidman addressed recent reports that she’ll return to Broadway with “Photograph 51,” clarifying that it wasn’t yet a confirmed deal. “We’d like it to happen but there’s a lot of factors. When it happens, we’ll announce it. I’d really like it to happen,” she said of the play she performed on London’s West End last year. She went on to discuss her love for the stage and theater’s ability to have “a direct connection with audiences.”
“Many times, I would cry in my curtain call, because it was so emotional to have that connection,” she said. “I think when you do films a lot of times you don’t have that immediate relationship with the people who you are performing for.”
Asked about life away from Australia and what they miss, Kidman and husband Keith Urban said they’re never away from the Land Down Under for too long and were most recently back home for Easter. “We go back often enough to get our fix of what we need,” Keith Urban said. “And I think it helps having an Aussie in the house, to have it not feel so far away.”
Jason Bateman, who directs and stars alongside Kidman in “Fang” told amNewYork what it means to premiere his film at Tribeca: “It’s one of my favorite places in the world, the fact that there’s a festival named after it is pretty cool and it’s also a festival I’ve never been a part of, so it’s an honor to be included, especially since we shot this film here.”
Bateman was spotted at White Street for the premiere’s after-party, hanging out with “Scandal’s” Jon Tenney.