updated 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Never accused of being pretentious, Chris Rock was equally laid-back. "I was raised a few blocks from here," he said, to laughter. "So it's good to be home. The French are soooo nice. Just like southern people!" Others, though, confessed a lack of familiarity with their surroundings, like first-time visitors Calista Flock-hart ("It's a thrilling, thrilling experience"), Haley Joel Osment ("It looks an awful lot like Beverly Hills") and Maya Hawke, who made an impact despite failing to hold a press conference: The 22-month-old toddler was spotted learning to walk in the company of papa Ethan Hawke (mom Uma Thurman was also around). But it was all a bit too much for Penélope Cruz, who plays a chef in the romantic fantasy Woman on Top but sounded as if she were auditioning for The Greta Garbo Story: "There are no parties for me, because after all these interviews I just want to go back to my hotel and be in silence." Hey, take a tip from Kinnear. His one-word survival strategy? "Chianti."