Disclosure: I received an all expense paid trip to Hollywood, courtesy of Disney and Marvel. However, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Well, as they say, in Hollywood, everyone's got a dream, and mine just came true. I was invited to Hollywood by Disney and Marvel to attend the red carpet premiere of the much anticipated Iron Man 3. (Yes...That Iron Man...Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow. Are you swooning yet?! I know I did!)
So there were 25 ladies, scrambling to get ready for the premiere. We only had an hour, since we had just interviewed Ty Simpkins and Gwyneth Paltrow, and time was of the essence. Yes, it was chaotic, but we must have had a Fairy Godmother bippidy-boppidy-booing us, because every single one of us looked fantastic! So did our "date", Marshall!
You could literally feel the excitement in the air as we loaded into our private shuttles to Hollywood. Here we are, tweeting, sharing, and getting ready for what would turn out to be the experience of a lifetime. (What can I say....When you get a group of bloggers together, there is a LOT of tweeting!)
Here He Comes! RDJ Makes His Appearance!
When we approached the carpet, we felt like Hollywood royalty ourselves as we flashed our wristbands and were ushered directly onto the red carpet itself. We were smack dab in the middle of everything, and even had some hot celebs like Emily Van Camp walking alongside us.
Things on the carpet were very, very rushed. There were huge, burly security guards yelling "Move it along...Move it along!" and there were bright lights, tons of chatter, and celebs being interviewed just a couple of feet away from us.
Of course, we just had to get our photos taken on the carpet. We had photo-buddies, which allowed us to get those pictures taken quickly, before we were urged to "move it along" once more. My photo buddy was the beautiful and witty Becky Willis from What U Talking 'Bout Willis. (You can check out her red carpet post HERE.) Becky is one of my favorite bloggers ever, so being able to share this experience by her side was amazing.
Here is the photo she hurriedly snapped of me before we switched cameras and moved it along...
(By the way, look for my interviews of both Ty and Gwyneth soon!)
Overall, my experience on the red carpet was beyond amazing. It was so surreal, and is definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life. The best part? I got to share this experience with friends, old and new.
Check out this video for full coverage of the event, as well as some great clips from Iron Man 3. If you move ahead to between the 30-33 minute marks, you will be able to see me on the red carpet!
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