I am a full week late, but here’s a short recap!
We didn’t actually see the film at the premiere. Apparently, none of the celebrities or Hollywood insiders actually watch the film at the premiere – they’re mostly there for press, publicity, and the party. So on Monday evening, the night before the premiere, we attended a private screening of the film.
I loved it.
It was exactly my type of movie – cute, quirky, and fun. I was so, so proud of Marvin (the executive producer of the film) and thankful that I have the opportunity to work with such great talent.
The next night, Tuesday the 10th, was the night of the premiere.
(On a side note, thank you for your help on the dress selection! I did order the Bluefly dress and I liked it a lot. However, I found a BCBG dress that I liked slightly better, and it was a steal at 70% off! I ended up returning the Bluefly dress but if I weren’t so cash-strapped I think I would’ve kept it for a future event.)
The party was held at the penthouse of the swanky Soho Grand hotel and it was an experience to say the least.
Outside the lobby was a small group of fans who were waiting for the stars to arrive. I felt a small adrenaline rush as we gave our name and security ushered us to the elevator. The space was smaller than I expected but still spectacular with gorgeous views that could not be beat. The cityscape was so mindblowing that we braved the freezing cold for a few minutes to stand outside on the terrace.
When the stars of the film finally arrived, I couldn’t help but get giddy. However, I did my best to keep my cool. Unfortunately, I was a bit too star-struck to get photos with the stars (and I admit I didn’t want to act like a total dork and go camera-happy) but I did manage to snap these of Marvin…
Tom Hanks was exactly how I expected him to be: very friendly and charming.
I kind of froze up around John Malkovich, because I am such a huge fan. He was a bit reserved but still very nice and polite.
Our little team: Marvin, me, and James.
‘The Great Buck Howard’ opens this Friday the 20th! Go watch it – I highly recommend it!
It looks like you had a great time!
They must do premieres differently in NYC, as in LA everyone really does go and see the film. The limos aren’t allowed back until the end of the film, and the parties don’t start until 10pm for a 7 o’clock premiere. I’ve always tried to squeeze in near actors/actresses… but usually end up in the technical sections. Mr. M has had much better luck than I, so he must just schmooze better when he’s grabbing his free drink & popcorn (my favorite part of the experience!).
you meant if I weren’t cash straped?
Oh my gosh this looks awesome! And I can’t wait to see this movie!