The “Entourage” movie won’t reach theaters until June 3, but its cast members are already arguing over which metropolis trumps the other – New York City or Los Angeles. Four of the film’s main characters – Eric Murphy, or “E”, Vincent Chase, Johnny Drama and Salvatore Assante, or “Turtle,” grew up in Queens, New York, and later moved to the West Coast after Vince’s acting career took off.
“I grew up in New York. I live in Brooklyn. I’m loyal for better or for worse,” lifelong New Yorker Adrian Grenier, 38, who plays actor Vincent Chase in the film and the series, told US Weekly on Thursday during the red carpet premiere of “Entourage.” Grenier was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but raised by his mother in New York City, where he attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The 38-year-old actor even raved about the city’s weather – frigid cold temperatures in the winter and hot, humid conditions during the summer months. “It’s the best weather!” he said. “When it’s hot, it’s hot, it’s sexy, it’s sweaty. And when it’s cold, it’s romantic. You bundle up, you cuddle up, and you contemplate the world.” He added that “my mom lives here, so this is where I’m gonna stay.”
“New York is one of these places where it’s so completely alive. You have to be so resourceful to make it here,” Jeremy Piven, who plays Vince’s agent Ari Gold, said.
Though actor Kevin Connolly grew up in New York, he now considers LA his home. “You couldn’t drag me out of LA, it’s not steamy and muggy like it is here,” Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy, said.
“City wise, New York is the greatest city in the world,” Kevin Dillion, who plays Vince's on-screen brother Johnny Drama, added.
“Entourage” will reach theaters Wednesday.