Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War Premiere

The Huntsman: Winter’s War Premiere

Los Angeles, CA

April 11, 2016

The canopy of the theater advertising the premiere

I had already seen The Huntsman: Winter’s War at a screening the previous Saturday, but premieres can be a lot of fun and this was no exception.  We were placed into the fan pit about 20 minutes prior to the star arrivals, and we were given Ice Queen masks and Evil Queen crowns to wear.  

My semi-obstructed view of the press area of the red carpet

I didn’t have a very good view of the carpet from my spot because of the large “poster” on my left.  There was a family near me, and I helped the daughter who was about 8-10 years old get pictures taken with the stars. 

Charlize Theron posing with fans in the fan pit
Charlize Theron

I was successful in all my attempts except with Emily Blunt, who wasn’t taking pictures with anyone as far as I could see. 

Charlize Theron taking photos with fans. The back of her dress has sparkly insects on it.
There are insects on the back of Charlize Theron's dress.
When Charlize Theron was in front of us, I yelled “Charlize!”  really loud and she looked right at me.  I paused for half a second, then pointed to my right and asked, “Could you take a picture with her?”  She looked to where I was pointing and smiled as she walked over to the little girl and took a selfie with her.  I have to say that Charlize Theron is exceptionally stunning in person.  Just, wow. 
Charlize Theron smiling at fans in the fan pit.
Charlize Theron

I also managed to get Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain to take selfies with the little girl.  She was too shy to yell for the celebs so I was just trying to help her out.  I’m so glad we were successful.  The truth is that celebs are much, much more inclined to sign and/or take pictures with kids at premieres because there are so few kids there.  

Chris Hemsworth taking photos with fans
Chris Hemsworth
We were given our tickets pretty late and I didn’t get to my seat in the balcony until after the movie began, and it was so dark that I couldn’t see the seat, forget the seat number, I couldn’t find where to sit so I wouldn’t fall.

Chris Hemsworth signing autographs
Chris Hemsworth

I noticed one of Freya’s (Emily Blunt) costumes on display near the restrooms when I came down the stairs from the balcony.  I quickly took a picture before leaving the premiere. 

Jessica Chastain chatting with fans in the fan pit
Jessica Chastain
I ended up seeing this movie three times at advance screenings as I won guaranteed seats for another screening the following week.  At that screening, they had a few trivia questions, and I won a poster and a $25 Fandango gift card. 

One of Emily Blunt's character, Freya, costumes on display in the theater lobby
One of Emily Blunt's (Freya) Costumes

I enjoyed this film so much more than its predecessor.  What did you think?



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