Among those who trekked to the far reaches of Eleventh Avenue — on icy streets no less — for Jason Wu’s Friday afternoon show was a trio of actresses lending their support. Australian Teresa Palmer was taking in her first New York Fashion Week show ever, an event that happily coincided with her reshoots for the forthcoming Jerry Bruckheimer film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
“I’m the love interest of Jay Baruchel’s character. She’s an NYU student, a deejay and they get involved in all this magic,” said Palmer of the role in her first action flick. “I actually do all my own stunts in it. I was like, you know, I’m an Aussie girl; I’m tough; I want to stick it out and do it.”
Also juggling some work and play was Kerry Washington, starring on Broadway in the David Mamet play “Race,” whose run has been extended through June. “It’s fairly athletic, but it’s great. When you love your job, you feel like you’re not working,” she said, fingering a sparkling Movado bracelet. Washington is a longtime friend of Wu, having first encountered one of his creations on a photo shoot when he was just starting out. “I asked if he could make it in another color for Cannes and I wore it; this beautiful, emerald green gown. We’ve just sort of been dudes since.”
Her seatmate, Amanda Peet, was certainly showing her loyalty to the designer: Six months pregnant, Wu will be her only show during the collections, even though she couldn’t display her devotion by donning his threads.
“I’m too fat,” said Peet, who was barely showing in her Dries Van Noten men’s coat and APC dress.
Peet has quite a full plate. In addition to her pregnancy, she has the highly anticipated movie “Please Give,” coming out in April, from Nicole Holofcener, director of “Friends with Money” and “Lovely & Amazing.” Peet plays a tanning bed-addicted aesthetician alongside co-stars Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall. She will be at the Berlin Film Festival, going on now, to promote the project. “[‘Please Give’] is really good,” Peet said. “And I don’t always get to say that about the movies that I’m in.”