PartyLines- photographs by Patrick McMullan

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HBO & Cinema Society Screen ‘How to Make It in America’

Landmark Sunshine Cinema & Bowery Hotel. February 9, 2010. By Bennett Marcus

Do you ever play Grand Theft Auto, since you did some voices for the games? “My experience of playing Grand Theft Auto lasted five minutes. I tried to hijack this car with two little old ladies in it, they came out with umbrellas, and they beat me to death. I never played again. I learned my lesson. Never try to carjack a car with two old ladies in it. It does not work.” —Luis Guzmán

Chloë Sevigny

Did you make a percentage of the gross profit from Avatar? “Um, you know what, I’m not going to throw the Fox team out, so I’m going to say that they’re amazing, and that’s it.” —Zoe Saldana

Jessica Szohr

Ed Westwick

Are you going to give up music for acting? “I’m trying to evenly balance them out right now, but eventually I want to leave behind music and just do acting. I only got into the music business to tell my story and inspire some people. I think four albums will do it, and when I’m done with my four, five albums, I’ll switch it up. Once the story is told [musically], there’s nothing else to say.” —Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi

Lake Bell

Agyness Deyn

Have you ever gone into business with a friend, like the two guys do in the show? “I’ve had a lot of pipe dreams. I’ve had a lot of long, drawn out conversations, but they’ve never lasted more than an hour or two. So the answer is no — that I’m either not stupid enough, or not smart enough. One of the two. I’m just not brave enough, I guess.” —Eddie Kaye Thomas

Zoe Kravitz

Leelee Sobieski

Where did you originally ask John Varvatos to make a cameo on this show? “We were at Freemans, and there’s John Varvatos, and I thought, ‘Oh shit, how can I get to him?’ I’m removed from him, but it’s that sliding doors moment. In New York, all these people are around and about and sort of at the same places. The access is there, but the introductions are not.” —Ian Edelman, Creator

Erika Christensen

Josh Lucas

Did any of the characters in this show remind you of your own friends? “Well, I don’t really go out. I don’t have any friends. I’m friends with other people that are somewhat isolated recluses. So those worlds, I don’t really know. I don’t know those young people. That’s very unfamiliar to me. I’m a loner.” —Jonathan Ames

Adrian Grenier

Rachel Zoe

On this show you play the founder of a denim line. Now that you’re in the fashion world, do gay guys hit on you? “It’s starting to happen. Well, you know, ever since I moved to New York and was in theater school it’s been happening. It’s flattering. ” —Bryan Greenberg

Steve Buscemi

Kevin Bacon

How did you study your character, the arty rich girl? “To be honest, I’ve known a lot of people like her. I just kind of channeled some friends.” —Shannyn Sossamon

Jennifer Esposito

Michael Stipe

How do you think André Leon Talley will do as a judge on America’s Next Top Model? “André’s verbiage is absolutely insane. He’ll explain a dress, and the dress is explained in a way that no one understands it.” —Miss J. Alexander

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