“This movie wasn’t all about being like Rambo,” scoffed Tea Leoni at the suggestion, during Monday’s premiere of “Jurassic Park III,” that her action-packed role in the film was a touch testosterone-y for her delicate limbs.
“I am a little macho, I’ll give you that,” she laughed.
Leoni showed up with her husband, David Duchovny, in tow but left their two-year-old daughter at home, explaining that her new action hero status may have had an adverse effect on her.
“She’s now into fake blood,” explained Leoni. “Most little girls like painting their toenails with it, but she likes making wounds.”
The following night the indie flick “Ghost World,” based on the cult comic strip of the same name, provided a welcome respite to the slew of summer blockbusters. Michael Stipe, Julia Stiles and Jason Lee arrived at the Egyptian Theater to check out the darkly funny film, which stars Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson.
“This movie kind of took over my life. I couldn’t get out of character,” complained Birch. “I had to do penance and apologize to people for playing Enid because she was so acerbic.”
Although Illeana Douglas’s character, a kooky art teacher, was added to the script, Douglas knew exactly who to model her after.
“I just wanted her to look like Laurie Anderson.”