A Look Back At The First Hunger Games Red Carpet Premiere
The Los Angeles red carpet premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire is less than a week away! In a few days, fans will start setting up their campsites outside the Nokia Theater in L.A. Live, a familiar scenario for Twihards, and a totally new experience for Hunger Games fanatics. The red carpet premiere for the first Hunger Games movie was held last March 12, 2012. I was lucky to be part of it and it was, in fact, my first ever red carpet experience. There was no camping out whatsoever, I got there a few hours before the start of the arrivals and I still got in a pretty good spot.
I didn’t know any of the main actors of the film, so I just kept taking pictures of whomever I saw who happened to be in fancy clothes. Jennifer Lawrence looked really pretty in that gold dress. Back then, she was just another actress to me. Now, she’s one of my favorite Hollywood celebrities. What a difference a year and a half makes!
More information about the fan camp can be found here: http://www.catchingfirefancamp.com/
And if you’re like me who can’t make it to the event, you can watch the live stream on Yahoo! on Monday, November 18th at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be in your favor!
On The Road Red Carpet Premiere
Welcome to the AFI Fest 2012! 6 gala premieres in 8 days. Hitchcock premiered last Thursday (Nov. 1), then Life of Pi on Friday, and then On The Road yesterday. I went to the Hitchcock premiere and I got disappointed for not seeing any of their big stars. Anthony Hopkins and the other stars were apparently filming that day while Jessica Biel was on honeymoon. Good for them but what a waste of my time! I wish I was the one she’s on honeymoon with instead haha. I was wondering if any of the stars would show up for this one. I already got the idea that this festival is not taken as seriously by the actors compared to other gala premieres. It’s still nice to be optimistic though. Looking forward to seeing Kristen Stewart! As we all know, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is premiering in a couple of days and there’s no hotter names in Hollywood than these Twilight peeps right now. People from all over the world are now on their way to LA to witness the ensemble hit the red carpet in this one momentous occasion for the very last time. Due to previous commitments, I will not be around for that one so to all of you campers, have fun and enjoy the premiere!
Okay back to On The Road. This film is directed by Walter Salles. Along with Stewart, it also stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Amy Adams with Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Here’s the trailer:
I also really wanted to see Viggo Mortensen as I am a big fan of The Lord of The Rings. He was a no show though, as well as Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst. But I’ll tell you who’s there, the star of the film, Garrett Hedlund!
Let’s see who else. Oh, Amy Adams!
And last one. Whew. I’m just so glad she came! I might miss the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere but at least I won’t be missing all of it for here right in front of my very eyes (or camera lens) is Kristen Stewart!!!
That car above that partially blocks the shot, by the way, is an Audi. The official sponsor of the AFI Fest 2012. It will soon be mine. Mwahaha.
For those of you who want to see celebrity arrivals during the AFI Fest, here’s the schedule for the remaining films:
Nov. 4- Rise of The Guardians (Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, et al)
Nov. 5- Rust & Bone (directed by Jacques Audiard starring Marion Cotillard, et al)
Nov. 8- Lincoln (directed by Steven Spielberg starring- Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, et al)
All of these are to be held in Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood. For more details, please check out http://afifest.afi.com/film-results/galas