There was some “Pulp Friction” at a star-studded after-party for “To Kill a Mockingbird” — when an apparently overserved fan saw “Pulp Fiction” stars Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson chatting, and he asked them to re-enact an iconic scene from the film.
Said a spy, “The opening-night guest who appeared to have had one too many drinks” spotted Thurman and Jackson at the Harvard Club bash, when “the guy started shouting, ‘Do the dance! Do the dance!’ ” at the stars — apparently referring to the famous dance-off between Thurman and John Travolta in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino classic.
Without missing a beat, Jackson deadpanned to the confused fan, “I think you have me mixed up with someone else.”
But a spy said, “Undeterred, the fan continued trying to goad the pair into dancing, before an onlooker firmly informed him, ‘This is not that kind of party.’ There was no music and no dance floor!”
Jackson’s married to “To Kill a Mockingbird” star LaTanya Richardson — who won raves for her performance alongside Jeff Daniels in the show from Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.
Also at the Shubert Theatre opening night were Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Magic Johnson, Spike Lee, Steve Martin, Iman, Jessica Chastain and power players Barry Diller and Ron Meyer. But the curtain didn’t go up until a final arriving star was seated — Oprah Winfrey.
Earlier, Sorkin told us at a pre-party at venerable Sardi’s that to combat any opening-night jitters, he had a picture of his daughter, Roxy, in his pocket for good luck. Also at the party were guests including anchor Lawrence O’Donnell, who told us he’d taken the night off from his MSNBC show for his “old friend” Sorkin.
Allegedly at the show was Molly Bloom — the inspiration for the Sorkin film “Molly’s Game,” in which she’s played by Chastain.
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