Thank you to Disney for sponsoring my attendance at #TheBFGEvent!
Today is one of those days where I’m sitting in my office and thinking back to last Tuesday, wondering how did I get so lucky? Tuesday morning we interviewed the stars of The BFG along with director Steven Spielberg. That afternoon, we were the first members of the press to screen Queen of Katwe. Tuesday evening we walked the red carpet for the LA premiere of The BFG. And today? Well, today I have to do laundry.
This was my second time walking a red carpet, and it was fun noting the differences between The BFG and The Jungle Book. The BFG had a pre-party instead of an after party. Because of that, the pace was a little slower and we actually spent a lot more time on the red carpet taking photos and spotting celebrities.
Looking through the photos from the premiere, I’m seeing tons of celebrities I missed, and I’m totally kicking myself. I did, however, talk to both Ruby Barnhill and Mark Rylance that night, which is helping me get over the fact that I never actually spotted Bill Hader in person. Fun fact: I gave (via publicist) a safety pin to Mark’s wife at the pre-party. So I saved an academy award winner’s spouse from a wardrobe malfunction. How many people can say that?
The BFG is an amazing movie, and I’ll be back soon with a full review. Stay tuned for full coverage of #TheBFGEvent right here on As The Bunny Hops.
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.
The BFG opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.