Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to the Iron Man 3 premiere courtesy of Marvel/Disney. All opinions are my own!
Walking the red carpet is something that happens to Hollywood A-Listers and other major Hollywood Executives. It’s not something you would think a little ole green living blogger like myself would get the honor or the privelege of doing. Even though I know it happened, and know I was there, it still feels like a dream! It was truly one of those experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life!
April 24th was truly an amazing day! Not only did our day start out with interviewing Gwyneth Paltrow (interview post coming later in the week), but I was able to strut my stuff on the red carpet! Myself and 24 other amazing bloggers had the opportunity of a lifetime when we were able to walk the red carpet. We were all dolled up to the nines, and ready to make our Hollywood debut. It was something that you normally only see on television or E News, but this time we were actually there!
If I had to describe the experience in one word it would be SURREAL! Our fearless leader, Marshall Weinbaum, had us waiting on the street next to Hollywood Boulevard. We were timing to mark our arrival at just the perfect time. As we were ready to head up to the boulveard, we saw this gorgeous car with a pretty good looking man driving slowly past!
The car was surround by police officers, and the shrill screams of fans because to reach a fervored pitch. It could only be the one and only, Robert Downey Jr. Hollywood boulevard was blocked off for the red carpet event, but we got to see him drive by in a 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder complete with the license plate “Stark16”. It was as if my brain were going in slow motion to really take in what I had just seen, but as he drove up to the red carpet we heard the high pitched scream of fans, and we knew that Robert Downey, Jr had just hit the red carpet.
As we got up to the carpet, it was absolutely mind blowing! There were lights every where paparazzi flashing bulbs everywhere to get that perfect shot. Photographers yelling “over here,” “smile”, “turn for us.” For a quick second, I totally thought they were talking to us I mean we were drop dead gorgeous, but alas I had to settle on some few photobombing shots as we walked past the live Iron Man 3 premiere stream (and walking behind Emily Van Camp of course) Check out around minute 32:00 to see the bloggers and I make our red carpet debut on the live stream!
As we were hustled along the red carpet, it was just amazing to take it all in. I was able to see Robert Downey, Jr (and his big burley body guards) signing autographs for fans. We were also able to see Ty Simpkins, whom plays Harley in Iron Man 3, and we had also interviewed earlier in the day. Plus, for most of the red carpet I was walking right behind Emily Van Camp from the ABC show Revenge (I LOVE that show btw!)
Once we got off the carpet we entered the gorgeous El Capitan theater. It was so absolutely breathtaking. To keep the movie top secret, we had to check all of our cameras and phones, but it was ok because it forced me to take in each and every second with my own beady little eyes instead of from behind a lense. After we passed through security, we collected our Iron Man 3 themed 3D glasses, souvenier cups and hit our seats.
As if the red carpet itself wasn’t enough, the atmosphere in the premiere itself was amazing. There were claps, oohs, and aahs. You could just feel the appreciation for film and the actors and crew that put their heart and souls into this movie. It was fascinating to be a part of the audience that was seeing all of their work in its final stages. It wasn’t your normal “hush, hush” movie audience by far!
Even after the film, the experience continued. The lobby was filled with Hollywood A-listers as well. As we exited, I was able to capture a glimpse Loki and Chris Hemsworth from Thor: The Dark World. Unfortunately my phone was still checked with security, but ladies I can tell you that is just as gorgeous in person as he is on screen. I think Mr. Crunchy will forgive me for burning that images into my retinas permanently!
It was truly a night to remember, and one that I will never forget! It brought an even extra added passion to my love of the movies, and will be something that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Make sure to check back for tidbits on my trip to the Iron Man 3 premiere including our interview with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ty Simpkins from Iron Man 3!