US stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long paid tribute to the Victoria fire victims as they walked the red carpet at a rainy Sydney premiere of Hollywood film He's Just Not That Into You. The pair graciously supported the outdoor movie screening of their film while acknowledging the losses brought by the fire. Goodwin and Long were joined by Australian celebrities at the St George Open Air Cinema at Mrs Macquarie's Point in the Botanic Gardens tonight.
Wearing jeans, black shirt and sneakers, Long said he was delighted to be in Australia but sorry to be promoting the film amid the sadness of the fire tragedy. "We just came from Melbourne. It was so nice and friendly and a pleasure," he said. "It's strange promoting a movie with such tragedy happening as we speak. So it's been a bit coloured by that, and our hearts just go out to everybody affected. I'm sorry it has to be at a time like this."
The pair happily posed for photographs at the outdoor movie premier, despite the rain.
Goodwin, stunning in a yellow knee-length dress, said she was delighted with the film's success so far in the US, where it premiered at number one at the box office.
"We're doing naked cartwheels in the street," she said.
Among Australian celebrities were singer Leo Sayer, Australian Idol winner Wes Carr, actor Callan Mulvey and designer Wayne Cooper.
He's Just Not That Into You, based on the book of the same name, centres around a group of 20- and 30-somethings trying to read the signs of the opposite sex. The movie was adapted from the book penned by Sex and The City scribes Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. The all-star cast includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore.
On its opening weekend in the US, it raked in an estimated $27.47 million at the box office, making it the number one film.
The movie opens in Australia on February 12.
Source: "Hollywood stars pay tribute to Victoria fire victims" by Katherine Field and Samantha Broun -The Australian. Read full article at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25031824-5006784,00.html