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Zac & Claire Do DC

Efron, Danes and Linklater at the Georgetown AMC for a screening of “Me and Orson Welles” and a Q&A.

Actors Zac Efron and Claire Danes were in DC yesterday for a screening of “Me and Orson Welles” at the AMC in Georgetown. Director Richard Linklater joined the stars for press at CBS and WaPo earlier that afternoon, as well as a visit to the White House– with someone who’s no stranger to Hollywood, Kal Penn.

The Georgetown Ritz was the site of the pre-screening red carpet. Washington Life‘s John Arundel, The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie and Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly all got a few questions in. But it was “kid correspondent” Jocelyn, Susanna Quinn‘s daughter, who stole the show!

The first few rows of the theater last night were filled with teeny-bopper girls for the PG-13 screening. WaPo co-sponsored a Q&A after the movie’s showing with Efron, Danes and Linklater. “Let’s not get hysterical,” WaPo educational reporter and moderator warned Efron’s adoring fans. Americans for the Arts’ Bob Lynch also joined the conversation- this is a cause the actors and director support and discussed with Penn and White House reps yesterday.

This is one of Efron’s first films since “High School Musical” fame. While Danes admitted she wasn’t familiar with his previous work, Efron said he learned a lot from the more mature actress and that he enjoyed the change of pace.

Another Efron, Danes fan? Or maybe just a supporter of the arts in schools? FBDC also spotted WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in the screening’s audience.

Though there were plenty of fans staking them out in the Ritz lobby, Efron, Danes and Linklater had drinks there with just a small group after.

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Hey Isn’t That…

Actors Zac Efron and Claire Danes at the CBS News Washington bureau today.

Bob Schieffer interviewed the “Me and Orson Welles” stars for the daily webcast “Washington Unplugged.” The interview airs Friday at 12:30pm. We hear the actors also have interviews at WaPo and were at the White House earlier today. There will be a movie screening in Georgetown tonight.

Photo by CBS’ Scott McCrary.

Morning Reading List 11.10.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Sesame Street is coming to DC… in celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, Union Station will display an exhibit called “Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World.” Kick-off party with Elmo and Telly tonight.

Happy Birthday to Glenn Ballard! And happy three-year anniversary to Pamela’s Punch! Pamela Sorensen will celebrate with friends and loyal readers tonight at Hudson Restaurant.

Zac Efron and Claire Danes are in DC for a meeting at the White House today and to promote their new film “Me and Orson Welles.”

What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…



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