Bettina’s Take: Cinema Society Screening of The Lucky One

Taylor Schilling, Zac Efron

A Nicholas Sparks movie starring Zac Efron? Guaranteed to be easy on the eyes.

The Crosby Street Hotel's screening room was packed at the Cinema Society's screening of The Lucky One, in which Efron plays an Iraqi war veteran who finds a picture of a woman during combat. He believes the woman has kept him safe and helped him survive impossible situations. He searches for her when he gets back. I won't give the rest away.

Men's Health sponsored the screening, so naturally Editor-In-Chief David Zinckzenko was there, along with Lee Daniels, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nicky Hilton and Natasha Bedingfield.

Keytt and Alex Lundqvist kindly gave me a ride to the party at Jimmy at the James Hotel, where Grey Goose cocktails were served, but no one indulged enough to end up in the rooftop pool—or was it still just a little too cold out?

Taylor Schilling, the sweet and beautiful star of the movie—her first major starring role—was waiting for the elevator.

"Were you the star?," asked FashionEtc.

"I was the star. I AM the star," she replied sweetly, happily and humbly. "We had so much fun making this movie. We had a great time."

The elevator doors closed, and she waved. With that attitude, she will go far.

Photo: Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron