Last week, I had the honor and pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. This was such an amazing and star-studded event and I still feel like someone needs to pinch me because it was a dream come true! I was interviewed by my fellow bloggers about the experience and wanted to share it with you all!
What were your first thoughts/impressions when you saw the yellow brick road & Oz Balloon?
I was so excited! I expected some type of fun spin on the red carpet and secretly hoped for a yellow brick road. The hot air balloon was over the top and an incredible final touch that really represented just how big of an event this actually was! I was reading that James Franco actually arrived IN the balloon!
What was your most memorable experience while on the carpet – did anything really stand out?
There were SO many things to take in when we were walking on the carpet! There were people yelling at the stars and trying to get their attention, cameras flashing everywhere, and security trying to rush everyone through the line. It was a little overwhelming! Seeing the stars on the carpet right in front of me was so amazing. Everywhere you looked, you would see famous faces getting interviewed, posing for photos, and reuniting with their cast members from the film! The day after the premiere, many of us were finding pictures of ourselves behind the stars on all different websites – E Online, Huffington Post, Just Jared, Pop Sugar, and more! I found me and my baby bump in a few great pictures right behind Michelle Williams!
How did you decide on what to wear for the event?
Well, since I was 32 weeks pregnant at the time of the event, my options were pretty limited! As I was online shopping for the perfect dress, I was finding that many formal maternity dresses were slouchy and not very flattering. It took me a long time to find a gorgeous dress that I thought was “the one”. The model wearing it had the perfect bump – but it was a lot smaller than mine. When the dress arrived and I tried it on for the first time, I was disappointed because it didn’t fit very well. I guess my bump was just too big. With only a short time before the event I didn’t have time to select another and have it shipped, so I had to settle. The night before I left for LA, I was going through my closet for clothes for the rest of the event and ran in to a dress that I bought for a wedding at the beginning of my pregnancy that I never ended up wearing. It still had the tags on and everything. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I couldn’t have been more pleased because it turned out to be exactly the dress I wanted! Funny how that worked out!
What was your impression of El Capitan Theatre?
I have always wanted to see the inside of the theater, and was so impressed with it from the moment we walked in the doors! I loved our seats in the balcony – it was the perfect view! I think my favorite part though was the giant organ that was playing when we arrived. When it was time for the movie to start, it descended into the floor! It was really incredible.
What was it like being one of the first people to see this movie, right alongside with the stars themselves?
Oz The Great and Powerful is gearing up to be one of the hottest movies of the year. It was an absolute honor to be able to be one of the first people to see and experience the film and to get to do so right with the stars themselves. I feel like I have this big, important, and incredible secret because I already know the movie while there are so many people just waiting for it to be released next month! I especially loved during the opening and closing credits when the stars names flashed on the screen, there were uproars of applause to show the support and excitement for the stars!
What about the after-party?
The after-party was AMAZING. It was at The Lure Nightclub and was just as star-studded as the premiere itself. There were some really neat promo booths set up, lots of yummy food, a giant gum ball machine filled with cupcakes, music, and so much more. The nightclub was huge and everywhere you turned you were nearly bumping up to someone famous. At one point in the night, I was standing back to back with Ashton Kutcher, standing next to Mila Kunis, standing right in front of Rachel Wiesz, and gazing across the room at Zach Braff & Donald Faison, and so many more. It was hard to not act like a fan and to keep myself together!! You know I wanted to run up to each of them and beg for autographs and photos, but I didn’t want to spoil their night or fun, so I kept my cool and just took it all in and snapped lots of mental pictures!
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL will play at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA from March 8th – April 30th in Disney Digital 3D and Real D 3D!
- For the First 3 weeks only (March 8 – 31) See “Disney Mysteries of Magic” live on stage! Be dazzled by the artistry of illusion in a magical showcase. See our expert wizard perform mystical magical illusions before your very eyes!
- Plus, see an exclusive display of costumes from the movie from March 8 – April 30.
- For tickets call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit www.elcapitantickets.com
Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful opens in theaters everywhere on March 8th, 2013!
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