WINNING PAIR: In a move likely to fan rumors of a budding romance, Oscar winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o both attended the Miu Miu show in Paris on Wednesday — though the two avoided being photographed together. Leto jokingly referred to Nyong’o as “my future ex-wife” at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles last Saturday, but insisted he was in Paris to visit his friend, photographer Terry Richardson, before heading to Finland for a gig with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. “I’m attending the show with Terry — Terryta,” he said.
Leto’s award-winning role in “Dallas Buyers Club” came after a four-year break from film. “It certainly makes you want to do more movies, it makes you want to follow more dreams,” he said. “I was actually in the middle of a tour, and I took a few days to go back and join the celebration.”
While guests waited for Rihanna to arrive, Nyong’o snapped selfies with Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, stars of the controversial “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” The Kenyan actress is one of the faces of Miu Miu’s spring ad campaign, alongside Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote and Elizabeth Olsen, who also attended the show.
Olsen said she would start filming soon on “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in which she will portray the Scarlet Witch opposite Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. “She has mind-control powers and she’s one of the most bad-ass characters. It’s really cool,” Olsen said.
Fanning was fresh off presenting “Low Down” at the Sundance Film Festival. It centers on the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany, and she immersed herself in his music. “I didn’t know much about it, but I learned a lot more on that set just because the director knew everything about jazz. He was like a huge fan, and we were always playing records,” said Fanning, who will also embark on a worldwide promotional tour for the release of “Maleficent” in May.
Bella Heathcote has been flirting up a storm with Hugh Grant. The two star together in the romantic comedy “The Rewrite,” which also features Allison Janney and Marisa Tomei. “There’s some sexual tension but not necessarily real romance for my character,” she said.
Margot Robbie was relishing the prospect of filming “Tarzan” in London opposite Alexander Skarsgård. “Weirdly enough, my costars seem to be getting taller and taller and taller, whereas normally in this industry it seems to, you know — generally actors are on the short side,” she said, noting that Skarsgård was almost 6-feet, 5-inches tall.
“Kissing scenes are just going to be inconvenient. Yeah, I think he’s going to have to be the height limit,” Robbie concluded with a laugh.