Not only did Robert De Niro not stay for his post-screening Q&A, he also bailed on the after-party at Maison Mercer on Saturday night. Arriving at the Mercer Street rooftop was like entering a world that only Bret Easton Ellis could cook up: areas were sectioned off for people of varying importance, including one gentleman who was double-dipping with women at least half his age. In another bottle-serviced area, we overheard two suits waxing poetic about their preferred type of sexual partner (note: she’s Asian, and on one occasion, one of the gents somehow confused a “Norwegian chick [in L.A.] for an Asian woman and it just wasn’t the same.” The same gentleman later remarked that “there just aren’t any Asian chicks in Toronto.” It was an undeniably classy affair, and we can’t imagine why De Niro wouldn’t want to attend, but thanks to a darkly lit VIP section, castmates Clive Owen, Jason Statham and Yvonne Strahovski were able to chat freely—Strahovski was even able to let loose and rub boyfriend Tim Loden affectionately until the next photo opportunity. Find out what else happened at the party after the jump.
The night was young (9:27 p.m.) when a slickly dressed Owen decided to rush downstairs to leave, prompting Strahovski and Statham to follow soon after. As we left, we witnessed Strahovski and Loden getting very touchy by the washrooms—she rubbing her fingers along his waistcoat in a way that screamed “Take me home,” and he playing coy. It was after all, a night to celebrate (with or without a Norwegian chick).