Ed Norton celebrates Leaves of Grass premiere by ignoring media

Ed Norton celebrates Leaves of Grass premiere by ignoring media

The fierce Keri Russell (Photo by Jen McNeely) 

Last night at Cheval, the famously withdrawn Ed Norton encountered a swarm of reporters upon his arrival to the Leaves of Grass after party. (He was not as lucky as Colin Farrell and Bono, who faced just one journo at their party at Atelier.) Media workers had been camped out for a couple of hours on King Street, but when the recluse arrived he had a snarl on his face that read, “I hate you. All of you.” He declined to walk the red carpet or even glance toward a camera. The party, billed as “Ed Norton Presents,” was really just Ed Norton Pissed.

Danny DeVito and family (Photo by Jen McNeely) 

Feeling our pain of useless waiting around, kindly publicists delivered Vitamin Water to the dehydrated, semi-irate and exhausted photography pit. Although Norton stormed off, we were fortunate to catch a dainty-yet-fierce Keri Russell (who also despises the limelight), as well as Danny DeVito and his family, who were even shorter than we’d predicted. Inside, DJ K-os had the crowd knocking hips and getting down, but the rooftop VIP was strictly off-limits to us. Perhaps Norton should take a cue from his film Leaves of Grass and chillax with a fat one.