W MAGAZINE – On a recent Thursday evening, Musso and Frank Grill, an old school steakhouse widely heralded as Hollywood’s oldest restaurant, was packed. And not just your typical weekday crowd. It was wall to wall with famous people, from all different realms of celebrity. There were actors (Sasha Lane, Bella Heathcote, Selma Blair, Natasha Lyonne), directors (Miranda July, Gia Coppola, Amanda de Cadenet), musicians (Kim Gordon, Chloe and Halle Bailey), and a smattering of It-teens (Rowan Blanchard, Yara Shahidi) thrown in for good measure.
Also in the mix: Odeya Rush, the 19-year-old Isreali actress who rose to fame with 2014’s The Giver, which saw her acting alongside Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, and Taylor Swift. And yet, Rush was still starstruck.
“I love Parks and Recreation, and Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza were just standing there talking,” Rush recalled. “I kept looking over being like, ‘No, I’m not going to do it. But then I was like f— it and went over. My mind went blank and I couldn’t think of anything to say. Somehow I collected my thoughts and came back to reality. They are just the coolest people.”