RSVIP: World Premiere of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
"I like anything to do with the water . . . the ocean," said Nicolas Cage, star of the film, standing with his beautiful wife, Alice Kim, his hair tinged blond. "The deadliest catch," he added. "I have a lot of respect for the snow crab fishermen, Alaska king crab... for anyone out there trying to help the environment. Those are my dream jobs."
"Right now," answered Kelly Choi, the sexy hostess of "Top Chef Masters," inspired by the outdoor sauna, "I should be a pool tester. I should be testing whether they are cool enough or not."
"Oh, being a hairdresser," quipped Helen Mirren, also on the carpet. She had sported a particularly severe coif when she played the title role in "The Queen."
A somewhat stout Cedric the Entertainer also replied to our query. "A coveted NBA player like LeBron James, though I know I'm a little short for that one," he said, laughing. "I can't dunk. I don't know if I could even do a layup right now."
Jay Baruchel, of "She's Out of Your League" fame, who stars opposite Cage in the movie, said that he would simply like to "direct horror movies in Montreal . . . that's all I've ever wanted." Why Montreal? "That's where I live," he explained.
"Interior designer or 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant," answered Jill Zarin of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York" when we caught up with her inside Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre. The interior of the theater is particularly luxe, a Herts and Talant-designed beaux-art construction with ornate painted plaster roses and swirls.
Meanwhile, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" breakout star Danielle Staub says she is already doing it all: " . . . music, mom, published author. . . the sky is the limit."
The very next night, we caught up with Roxy Olin, of the hit MTV series "The City," during a small private screening of the same film hosted by the Cinema Society and Amnesty International. "CIA," she said. "But I've already ruined it for myself," admitted Olin. "When I was young, I was crazy. And they don't want anyone who has a little bit of a past."
Before the Cinema Society and Amnesty International screening, Cage, who has already donated $2 million to Amnesty International to help rehabilitate child soldiers in Uganda and assist flood victims of New Orleans, was invested with a rather cool title,"Luminary," by Larry Cox, director of Amnesty International USA.
Cage had mentioned to Luxist that on camera in "Sorcerer," his
luminescent quality was actually screen magic, a special effect. And while accepting the honor of being Amnesty's very first Luminary, Cage told an audience full of Amnesty supporters, "Family movies do make the world a better place . . . if there is one less angry child."
The dream menu at the Cinema Society and Amnesty International afterfete in the breezy, open-air The Yard at the nearby Soho Grand hotel included mini-lobster rolls, barbecue bacon buns, shrimp bruschetta, and stone fruit with ice cream.
How did Cage prepare for the dream job of the starring role in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"? "Nikola Tesla," whose work figures prominently in rhe film, "died the day I was born," said Cage. "So I went to the room at the New Yorker Hotel where he died," he said. "It was kind of spooky. A pigeon hit the window while I was there. Tesla had been ripped off and lied to by Thomas Edison. And I later learned that pigeons were his friends . . . his only friends, so I put pigeons in the
Cool move, Nick.