December 9th, 2015
Just one day ago, I was observing the fine acting powehouses of Redmayne / Vikander / Koch / Schoenaerts promote the adaptation of the lifestory of a transgender pioneer directed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper ('The Danish Girl')
Tonight? Marky Mark vs Zoolander's Mugatu.
Here's how it went down:
And then we were kept in the pen for about ten minutes, waiting for the red carpet to be cleared so we could leave. And although both Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell had long since gone inside, there were still random people being interviewed and nobody seemed to have (a) any idea of when we'd be allowed out, or (b) whether Wrongful Imprisonment was, like, a crime anymore.
So what happened is that our pen was asked whether we wanted to watch the film (for free) to which many people said yes... and it seemed like the easiest thing in the world to say 'yes' and then look for a discreet way out of the cinema through any one of a number of doors. So that became the plan.
However, security lined every exit and led us as a group into a cinema where we were... uh... made to sit there until at least the end of the scheduled Q&A. We were also given a bag of maltesers and a bottle of water for our trouble.....
So.. that was kind of fun, and we did eventually (and discreetly) make our exit. It's not that I don't want to watch the movie, it's just that I've got what will be three premieres in three days and what will actually end up already being seven late nights in succession. And the deficit I'm already running on beauty sleep could be used to frighten African dictators with.
.. but there's another one tomorrow, along with (allegedly) rain and Biblical flooding. Can't wait.
Until next time!