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Famous face in an endless line

Today I went to see the new Christopher Durang play Sonia and Vanya and Masha and Spike…

…and who should I happen to meet in the line for the ladies room?

alexis-bledelRory Gilmore

I believe she goes by Alexis Bledel these days — since Gilmore Girls sadly is no more — but she sees Broadway shows and uses the restroom..

Just Like Us.

The line for the ladies room before the show today was epic, it was so long.  And when Alexis entered the lounge, she walked up to the midpoint (where I was standing) to confirm that she was in the right place.  When I showed her the end of the line, she commented — in true Rory fashion —

“Geez.”

She headed that way — seemingly not expecting or requesting special treatment — but soon abandoned the line and headed upstairs to the theatre.  Perhaps her fiancee was waiting for her….with a Port-A-Potty.

Celebrities have all the luck.

Conspiracy

I saw a movie trailer at the theatre last night that looked so good, I didn’t want to see the feature anymore.

I’m serious.

Have you heard about The Conspirator?  Directed by Robert Redford, the film tells the story of Mary Surratt,  the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, and the reluctant lawyer who agrees to defend her.

Based on that description, you may think, “Huh.  Historical drama.  Could be interesting, could be mind-numbing.”   But wait until you hear the lineup of actors Redford has assembled.

Robin Wright as Mary Surratt.  James McAvoy as her lawyer.  (It’s about time he returned to the screen.  I know he was a voice in Gnomeo & Juliet, but that doesn’t count.)  Tom Wilkinson.  Kevin Kline.  Evan Rachel Wood.  Jonathon Groff.  Stephen Root.  Danny Huston.  Justin Long.  Alexis Bledel.

Heck, it usually takes a lame movie like Valentine’s Day to get that much talent in one room.

But this film looks great — epic even.  I could hardly get through the trailer without cheering.  I was disappointed when it ended and I had to watch Unknown, the movie I had gone to see.  (Don’t get me wrong — it was actually pretty fun…lots of car chases and plot twists and turns.)

But McAvoy and Redford together?  Hell, that’s a movie event!

Come on, April 15th — tax day never looked so good!