AUSTIN, Texas — One of the most exciting parts of SXSW is, let’s be honest, the celebrity sightings. And this year is no exception.
Actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and creative types alike descend on our city to talk, to perform, to experience what’s so special about the place we call home.
No, they probably won’t “get it,” but that’s okay. We’ll have fun ogling them anyway.
'Armothée' aka: Armie Hammer + Timothée Chalamet
The “Call Me By Your Name" co-stars are real-life buds, and it shows. Hammer, a San Antonio native, will be here to premiere his new movie 'Final Portrait,' directed by Stanley Tucci which focuses on the relationship between James Lord and renowned artist Alberto Giacometti. Hammer will also be honored at this year’s Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards where his wingman is expected to be a part of the ceremony.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
Pretty much the most adorable Hollywood couple ever. Krasinki’s made his directorial debut in a horror movie starring none other than his beautiful wife, Ms. Blunt. 'A Quiet Place' is opening the fest. The couple will be here to premiere the flick.
Perhaps no one embodies the word “star” more than Luke Skywalker himself. He’ll be appearing at SXSW for the documentary 'The Director and The Jedi,' which gives a glimpse behind the scenes of filming The Last Jedi, with director Rian Johnson. So, you know, the name of the film is super appropriate.
'This is Us' Cast
Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will speak together on a panel, and if the talk goes anything like the show, we’re all going to need a tissue/mascara touch-up by the time it’s through.
Wes Anderson’s Posse
Bill Murray (who will also be featured in a premiering documentary called 'The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man'), Jeff Goldblum, two frequent Wes Anderson collaborators will be in town with UT grad Anderson’s latest 'Isle of Dogs,' which will close out the fest. Still no word if we'll see fellow co-stars Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, 'Lady Bird' director Greta Gerwig, Liev Schreiber or Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet yet.
The beloved 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will sit down with CNN’s Jake Tapper to talk politics and the future of the country.
Terminator, Governator, Austrian body builder — the jack of all trades will be in town to discuss his political career with POLITICO’s Isaac Dovere.
The rapper/actor/all-around creative genius will make an appearance to promote 'The Chi,' Lena Waithe’s new Showtime drama, which he produces. No word on performances, but at SXSW, anything can happen y’all.
"A Conversation with Keith Urban" will be an intimate sit-down with the artist. Over the course of his career, Urban has earned four Grammy Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, a People’s Choice and an American Music Award. Oh, and he’s married to Nicole Kidman in case you forgot.
Journo Queens Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour
Couric and her podcast co-host, Brian Goldsmith, will dive into Katie’s upcoming six-part National Geographic series America Inside Out. They'll focus on one episode, The Muslim Next Door. In a conversation with Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher, Amanpour will dive deep into the stories that inspired her new series Sex & Love Around the World.
Cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright of the HBO drama series Westworld will join showrunners and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for an inside look at the award-winning show, which will return for its second season on April 22.
Two of the most important and outspoken chef personalities in America, Zimmern and José Andrés, will discuss the power of food.
Stars whose films are premiering/MAY or may not show up:
- Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco for their latest ‘6 Balloons’
- Danny McBride for his latest ‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’
- Living members of Lynyrd Skynrd for 'If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd' debut
- Ben Foster and Elle Fanning for ‘Galveston’
- Tye Sheridan, upcoming ‘Ready Player One’ star, also starring in premiere of ‘Friday's Child'
- Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, Kate McKinnon, Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry and Veep's Matt Walsh costar for ‘Family’
- Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom, Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser for 'Most Likely to Murder’
- Daryl Hannah in her directorial debut of 'Paradox'