Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Lisa Simpson—er, Yeardley Smith—at the Swarovski Virginia Pre-Party
Jennifer Connelly sweeps by, beautiful in a black blazer, her black hair tied tightly behind her head. Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk who’s here celebrating What’s Wrong With Virginia, his first major project as a director, charms an Entertainment Tonight Canada producer by remembering him from an earlier interview. But for TV diehards, it’s Lisa Simpson herself, Yeardley Smith, who outshone the crystals at Wednesday’s Virginia pre-party at Swarovski’s Bloor Street flagship store.
Looking glam in a high-collared black coat, she sweetly snapped pics with fans. In the film, she plays a doctor who—shocker!—does not sound like Lisa Simpson. The voice-over legend ignored the accent tape she was given and just went with her own unique creation. “It covers the entire southern United States,” she joked.
While the Oscar-winning Connelly bolted to the back (that’s where the Swarovski swag was), the other stars schmoozed with the guests, who nibbled on skewered melon and not-so-mini-burgers. Also circulating through Swarovski during the late-afternoon cocktail party were the film’s stars: Ed Harris, Grey’s Anatomy alum Amy Madigan, and High School Musical’s Lucas Grabeel, who plays “Nervous Morman” in the film. Miss Ireland 2010, Rozanna Purcell, was also on hand, although no one seemed to know why.
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