My bon vivant writer friend Matthew Phillp, who does reluctantwhore.com, went to the gala Life Ball charity event in Vienna so I wouldn’t have to, and here’s what he came up with:
“Hey, Michael. Lydia Hearst literally flew the plane for like 15 minutes on the way over until she started trying to lecture the pilots on how well they were flying the plane and she was banished from the cockpit.
Plus, here are two short films I shot of Kim Cattrall speaking at the press conference. She opened up her speech with an address in German. Who knew? Check out her weirdly contrived Hamptons accent.
I’m sure Cattrall was simply doing her accent from Sex and the City, just on a larger, more international scale. Meanwhile, other sources swear the glam goddess wouldn’t stand with the group when the other celebs were being photographed and took several first class seats all to herself on the way back. Maybe she thought Lydia Hearst was in the cockpit again and she wanted to die with some leg room.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 19, 2008