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I did it! I walked down the red carpet and didn’t trip. The BFG Premiere in Hollywood was such a fun experience and my first ever walk on the red carpet!
I kind of knew what to expect from following other bloggers, but every red carpet is different and this one started off on a very HOT day!
The BFG Premiere red carpet was placed along Hollywood Blvd so it ended at El Capitan theatre. It split off towards the middle so that you could walk across into the pre-party that took place in the Hard Rock Cafe (across the street from El Capitan).
We actually were among the first to walk along the red carpet which meant that it wasn’t packed and made it very easy to get pictures of ourselves at the different photo opps (this doesn’t always happen).
This is at the end of the red carpet and here’s the view all the way down to the beginning.
The sun was blaring and we had gotten lots of photos so we headed into the Hard Rock Cafe. At this time most of the celebrities were arriving as we were inside (of course) but here are some favorites that I eventually spotted inside the theater at some point or another. I love people watching so it was fun to basically wade through a sea of celebrities while getting my popcorn before the movie.
I’m not a big “hey can I have a selfie with you” type of person so it was just fun to people watch, though I did say hi/make small talk with Kristen Shaal (Trixie from Toy Story, Mabel from Gravity Falls, Last Man on Earth etc) while we got caught in a crowd coming out of the bathroom lol!
So while those celebrities were arriving, I was people watching inside the Hard Rock Cafe at the pre-party.
There was food, ice cream sundae bars, green screen photo fun, music and celebrities! Once we came out, the air was much cooler and the sun starting to go down. The red carpet was much busier as well! We went straight to the El Capitan to find our seats.
I’ll give my full review on the movie next week, but to sit in a theater with the incredible talent that created the very film you’re watching is so crazy. We even spotted John Williams, the incredible composer of films like Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, the first three Harry Potter films. Just think about how iconic the music is in some of those films for a second. He’s amazing and created the music for The BFG as well.
The energy while watching the movie and after was so great and it was such a special treat to be able to experience this with all of them!
It was dark when we came out into a sea of people and there were lots of fans yelling their favorite actors’ names to try and get them to turn their way for a photo or signature. We snapped a quick photo of our whole group
and then walked over to the “Oscar stairs” for one last photo of the night.
I’ll be sharing more from my trip next week! If you want to know how I chose my outfit you can read about that here.
The BFG opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth!
“The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.”
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