PARK CITY, Utah — Ask anyone at the Sundance Film Festival, and they’ll tell you the best thing about this year’s celebration is that sun is shinning rather then hiding behind clouds and causing everyone to develop mild cases of hypothermia.
But dig a little deeper, as the MTV Movies crew has been doing since we touched down in this mountain town on Thursday, and you’ll find out a whole lot more. Check out the seven best things we’ve learned at Sundance so far.
Daniel Radcliffe Rules
As if you needed any more proof that the boy wizard is awesome, check him out going bonkers in the MTV Movies condo for an “After Hours” shoot with Josh Horowitz. Dan is here to promote his Beat Generation drama, “Kill Your Darlings.” It seems like Josh might soon become one of those darlings.
Dave Grohl is the Pied Piper of Sundance
The Foo Fighter frontman’s soldout show to promote his Sundance doc, “Sound City,” was the hottest ticket in town. He was joined on stage by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Creedence founder John Fogerty and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, as the shifting supergroup members busted out karaoke classics like “Proud Mary” and Landslide,” leading us to wonder: Did Dave Grohl put on the greatest Sundance show ever?
Stephenie Meyer is the Queen of the Sundance Selfie
The perennial MTV fav and “Austenland” producer popped by our shoot space on Saturday afternoon, and when she wasn’t busy snapping glam shots of herself in front of the snowy mountains, she was dropping knowledge about what a “Twilight” theme park might look like and how the writing is coming on her follow-up to “The Host.” Stay tuned for our full interview with Meyer. For now, though: check out that dope selfie!
Shailene Woodley is Wacky in the Best Way Possible
Don’t believe us? Here is the 21-year-old star of the buzzy Sundance flick, “Spectacular Now,” explaining the appeal of her upcoming adaptation of the YA best-seller, “Divergent”: “In ‘Divergent,’ people are injected with this serum and then controlled by it, and I think that it’s really funny that right now we’re starting to chip our dogs and chip our babies. That’s just a small example. I could go on for hours. There’s also mind control that kind of gets dealt with in ‘Divergent.’ That’s going on today and nobody knows about that.” Whatever you say, Shailene!
Fun.’s Nate Ruess Thinks Obama is the Coolest
Just hours after landing in Park City, the fun. frontman confessed to us that he a) started bawling at Christmas when considering what he might play during on of the president’s inaugural balls and b) secretly hopes POTUS will de-pants bandmate Andrew Dost during the performance.
Alicia Keys Might be this Year’s Super Bowl MVP
As the Girl on Fire toured the snowy Sundance streets and promoted “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” rumors were flying that she’d soon be jetting off to New Orleans to perform the the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Chatting with MTV News, Keys not only confirmed the speculation, but revealed, “I’m looking forward to really doing it my style and my way.”
The ‘Arrested Development’ Only Had Five People In It
Guess who got to be the sixth member? George-Michael Bluth himself, Michael Cera. We knew “Arrested” creator Mitch Hurwitz had hired Cera as a writer, but we didn’t know what an intimate collective the writers’ room really was. Nor did we know that when the room was at one point packed with 10 comedy scribes, Cera got freaked out. “I was like, “Whoa,” I’m felt in over my head,” he told us.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is officially under way, and the MTV Movies team is on the ground reporting on the hottest stars and the movies everyone will be talking about in the year to come. Keep it locked with MTV Movies for everything there is to know about Sundance.