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Mark Wahlberg played hard to get at the Deepwater Horizon after-party

By Jennifer Cheng| Photography by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Brilliant Consulting

The Addisons on Wellington didn’t just look like a Beverly Hills manse last night—it actually felt like one. The swanky bar’s 5,000-square-foot backyard patio was packed with hundreds of guests for Deepwater Horizon’s premiere after-party, where leading man Mark Wahlberg played peek-a-boo with fans. He was the first to arrive on the red carpet at 9 p.m., but stayed for only a minute before jumping back into his car due to an “emergency.”

The Stars

Mark Wahlberg, who was almost unrecognizable with long hair, started producing (Entourage, In Treatment, The Fighter) because he had to wait for people like Brad Pitt to pass before landing roles. Oh, how far he has come from his teen pop idol days:

Johnnie Walker Presents Deepwater Horizon Premiere Screening Party in Toronto

If you look closely, you’ll see that director Peter Berg‘s cuffs are monogrammed:

Johnnie Walker Presents Deepwater Horizon Premiere Screening Party in Toronto

Kurt Russell played down his outfit with jeans and red shoelaces:

Johnnie Walker Presents Deepwater Horizon Premiere Screening Party in Toronto

Gina Rodriguez wore an elegant lace Badgley Mischka gown:

Johnnie Walker Presents Deepwater Horizon Premiere Screening Party in Toronto

Kate Hudson in a sheer bustier top and even sheerer floor-length skirt:

Johnnie Walker Presents Deepwater Horizon Premiere Screening Party in Toronto
The Scene

It was a low-key party, with no one attempting selfies and the cast members spread out at three tables—Kate Hudson stayed close to her stepdad, Kurt Russell, all night. Guests sipped on Cîroc cocktails (aptly named “Directors Cut” and “Red Carpet”), while savouring shrimp cocktail, cheeseburgers, chicken tacos and key lime pie. DJ Daniel Buckman from Bellosound played old-school hip-hop, soul, disco and funk.

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The Gossip

Peter Berg and Gina Rodriguez spent most of the night mingling with guests. They left at round 10:45, followed by Kurt Russell. Kate Hudson was the last to leave, 15 minutes later. She paused to chat and give hugs during her exit. Directors Jim Sheridan and Terry George were just down the street, having a conversation on the sidewalk towards the end of the shindig.

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