Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Adam Driver breeze by the crowds at While We’re Young’s red carpet

Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Adam Driver breeze by the crowds at While We’re Young’s red carpet

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What gives, guys? At the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, the stars of While We’re Young—an offbeat comedy about an older couple befriending a younger couple—seemingly all decided they don’t care much for red carpets. Director Noah Baumbach flat-out refused to field questions. Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Driver jumped ship 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Ben Stiller was the exception. He spent most of his time with the King Street crowd outside, then stayed with the press gallery for as long as his handlers would permit.

The premiere wasn’t a total wash, though. Ryan Serhant, the real-life real estate agent from the TV series Million Dollar Listing New York, whose character in the film IMDB calls “Hedge Fund Dave,” used his 100 feet of carpet to talk about the Toronto housing market (“It’s like New York. Buy now”). Leave it to the guy who hawks condos to know a little about the power of promotion.