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Hugh Dancy Denies He’s Suave at Adam Movie Premiere

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The quirky love story Adam, which unspooled Tuesday night at a Brooks Brothers-hosted Cinema Society screening in New York, isn’t your usual big-budget chick flick. “It’s honest,” leading lady Rose Byrne said of the film, which follows the courtship of an Upper West Side woman and a neighbor with Asperger’s syndrome, played by Hugh Dancy. “It’s refreshing for a romantic comedy, which can often dive off into complete absurdity.”

Byrne, who helped style her character’s wardrobe with pieces from her own closet, admits to being something of a clotheshorse. “I do love a bit of fashion,” she grinned (the Christian Cota dress, Bottega Veneta bangles, and Brian Atwood heels were a slight tipoff). “I wore a great pair of Prada heels in one scene,” she reminisced. “Shoes never get the right attention, but the discerning eye will see the pump.” Dancy, meanwhile, was downplaying his heartthrob status. “I don’t think of myself as any kind of suave individual,” he insisted. Fiancée Claire Danes, who, along with Zac Posen, Eva Amurri, and Charlotte Ronson, convened on the roof of the Gramercy Park Hotel after the film, would most likely disagree.

— Alison Baenen

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