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On the scene: Film Society Lincoln Center hosts 'Grand Budapest Hotel' premiere

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On Feb. 26, was on the scene for the New York premiere of Fox Searchlight's latest film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tulley Hall. From the film: Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody (in a shiny red Dolce&Gabbana suit), Saoirse Ronan, Director Wes Anderson, Tony Revolori, Waris Ahluwalia, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray all walked the red carpet. Other notables that we spotted at the premiere were Patti Smith and Bob Balaban (who starred in Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom"). What made this red carpet unique is that there was a gigantic replica of The Grand Budapest Hotel and the stars posed for photos in front of it.

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Tony Revolori plays Zero in the film. Check out what he told us on the red carpet:

What was it like working with such a star studded cast?

Revolori: Brilliant, fantastic, amazing all those synonyms - you can throw those all in. It was really really great. These guys really helped me feel comfortable, they really helped me feel relaxed, and so I was able to build my confidence, quite quickly and work with them easily and it was beautiful, they were so so great. I learned a lot from them, too subconsciously. I picked up their process and I kind of incorporated it into my own.

Who did you hang out with the most on set?

Revolori: I hung out a lot with Saoirse, Ralph and Jeff a lot, too.

What was it like working with Wes Anderson?

Revolori: He's great, he's an absolute genius and he knows what he wants and he'll take his time to get there and you just can't help, but feel fortunate to be a part of this amazing world he creates.

Waris Ahluwalia also makes a cameo in the film.

Tell us about your character?

Ahluwalia: I'm a conceirge in Italy.

What was it like working with Wes Anderson?

Ahluwalia: It's a treat. It's always a blessing and a lot of work. He makes it look easy but it's a lot of work.

What did you love about the script?

Ahluwalia: It's an adventure and I love adventures. It's probably one of my favorite categories so to be in an action/adventure, but Wes' action/adventure!

A fabulous party continued at the Russian Team Room. The film hits theaters this Friday, March 7.


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