One of the things that I love about blogging are the unexpecting opportunities that you get! I never dreamed to be able to walk on the Red Carpet at a World Premiere, but yes this can happen with my job! We had the amazing opportunity of being invited by Fox Searchlight Pictures to attend the Goodbye Christopher Robin World Premiere in Central London.
The premiere was during the week at the Odeon in Leicester Square! I remember a few years ago, when I arrived in London, I used to go to english lessons in Leicester Square and used to see a lot of red carpet events taking place there with a lot of people outside hoping to get a photo with their favourite movie stars!
Who would have thought that this time, Nick & I would be walking down the Red Carpet! How amazing is that? I had my hair done that day (it needed a cut and my highlights redo so it was the perfect ocassion to do it) and wore a red wine dress with a beatiful Peruvian Silver necklace that my mother bought for me a few years ago! Isn’t it lovely?
We collected our tickets at the Hampshire Hotel which is on Leicester Square and then we were ready to walk the Red Carpet. I am not going to lie, I was super nervous, like I was part of the cast, LOL! Having never done it before I didn’t have a clue what to do!
Thankfully the people around us were very friendly and guided us around the Red Carpet. To be honest, it wasn’t a long Red Carpet but it was enough for me to feel a high adrenaline. There was a section which was closed for us which I think was only for the cast members, people involved with the movie and high profile celebrities.
We walked towards the entrance of the theatre. Just while we were walking, the little boy that plays Christopher Robin was also going around signing autographs. It was very cool. After us, Domhnall Gleeson (he plays A. A. Milne) started to walk the Red Carpet. It was really exciting! They had the original Teddy Bear on display. It was massive! I managed to get a photo in front of it!
Crossing the entrance of the theatre they had an area with a wall featuring the logo of the movie so I took some photos there too. I wanted to feel the complete Red Carpet experience! LOL
You can see below a short video that I published on Twitter where we were crossing the Red Carpet so you can have a little idea of how a Red Carpet experience is:
— A Moment With Franca (@WithFranca) 20 September 2017
We then were asked to get into the screening room and sit down. We had an orchestra welcoming us and then the director, writers, producers and the cast made a short appearance before we were able to watch the movie. It was really nice to be able to see people involved in the movie.
Goodbye Chirstopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
You can see the trailer below:
Additional cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The film is directed by Simon Curtis (Woman In Gold, My Week With Marilyn) from a script written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Railway Man, Millions) and Simon Vaughan (“War and Peace”). Damian Jones (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The Lady In The Van) produced with Steve Christian (Belle), and Curtis and Vaughan also served as executive producers.
We both really liked the movie. It was very interesting. I didn’t know the real story behind Winnie The Pooh and the author, A. A. Milne. It was surprisingly very emotional. I actually cried a lot. There were some very sad moments but that helped bring the story to life, transporting me to that time. The actors were superb. In particular, the little boy playing Christopher Robin was spectacular. The scenery was amazing too. We definitely recommend the movie.
It is out since September 29th, so if you have not seen it yet, what are you waiting for? I promise, you will like it, just prepare for the tears! I ended up crying more than I thought!
Have you seen this movie already? Did you know the story behind the author of Winnie the Pooh? Are you a Winnie the Pooh fan?
*Disclosure: we were invited to attend this premiere for the purpose of this blog post. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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