Stars of two Oscar-nominated films were seen “canoodling to the max” behind the scenes at Sundance on Friday, ahead of the awards. Sources told Page Six that “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan and “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress Kiki Layne arrived separately — “within 10 minutes of each other” — to Tao’s Park City, Utah, pop-up club before getting cozy together. A source said: “They were put at separate VIP tables, but Kiki quickly made her way over to Michael’s table. And they seriously never left each other’s side. Canoodling to the max.” The source added, “She would have her hand on the back of his head rubbing it as he whispered in her ear and [he] kept kissing her cheek.” Even though “it was clear to everyone in the room that they were together,” the source surmised, we hear that the stars’ entourages were “protective about them not taking a photo together.”
They exited at the same time.