Stars from television, screen, and stage came out for the New York premiere of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut about a New Jersey ladies’ man who loves pornography more than the real thing. While the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored event was intended to toast the hardworking team that’s carried the film from Park City to Toronto, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for fan-girling–even if it was coming from an Oscar nominee.
Fellow New Yorkers might know that Julianne Moore (who plays Jon’s night school classmate, Esther, in the film) is a diehard Knicks fan–one who is particularly fond of Iman Shumpert. For out-of-towners who need proof, look no further than her Twitter account.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) April 9, 2013
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) May 19, 2013
Happy birthday @I_Am_Iman !
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 26, 2013
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) July 17, 2013
As we watched No. 21 breeze down the red carpet on premiere night, we thought it was only right to fill Moore in on who she might find inside. (Basketball season is just around the corner–maybe these two could talk strategy?) And watching her light up upon hearing her favorite sports hero was just a few feet away? Priceless.
Fortunately, that’s not all that happened…
Yep, our work here is done.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) September 13, 2013
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, @I_Am_Iman]