My Gigantic Trip to the Red Carpet Premiere of Disney’s THE BFG – In Theaters Everywhere July 1st #TheBFGEvent

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This week I had the amazing opportunity to head out to Los Angeles, CA for a few days and attend the red carpet premiere of Disney’s The BFG starring Mark Rylance (The BFG)  and Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) and directed by Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies). Lined along the streets of Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the historical El Capitan Theatre, fans and press from everywhere came to see Steven Spielberg’s first film with Disney, The BFG, starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader and other celebrity guests. Disney’s The BFG, which premiered to one of the longest standing ovations at the recent Cannes Film Festival, is based on the beloved Roald Dahl book, it tells the imaginative story of a young girl, Sophie and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 13524556_10208701189521201_7496691971863099817_nWe started out at The Hard Rock Cafe to get a bite to eat before the premiere of the movie began. The scenery was amazing and people were coming and going in anticipation of the movie premiere at the El Capitan Theatre. 13495240_10208701188161167_294029502131018745_n 13466515_10208701188561177_100873603733248695_n 13417686_10208701188401173_8189178289098164170_nThe real excitement was outside where there were tons of press and celebrities coming to watch the premiere. Even in the intense heat (100 degrees), everyone was dressed up, chatting and having an amazing time on the red carpet. They even had props and activities you can enjoy and take in. My personal favorite was trying to lift The BFG’s bag of dreams. 13533315_10208701184241069_2807707410301468091_n 13516388_10208701187361147_8423967680651879280_n 13494894_10208701184641079_5959220991743292032_n

I also enjoyed seeing the stars of the movie as they walked the carpet and talked with press and fans. A few even stopped to take a selfie with us! We also got a glimpse of other celebs that brought their families to the movie premiere.
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It was amazing to meet some of the stars of the film including Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Penelope Wilton (The Queen)

Loved meeting Jemaine Clement, Fleshlumpeater, from @thebfgmovie #thebfgevent #thebfg with @coralieseright

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Loved meeting the lovely Penelope Wilton, as The Queen, in @thebfgmovie #thebfg #thebfgevent

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The red carpet was filled with colorful, magical moments as you step into the world of The BFG. As the press junket was over, we all gathered into the theatre to watch The BFG. It was an amazing feeling to watch this movie knowing that just a few rows behind sat the cast and crew, including Steven Spielberg, for the first US premiere. 13445374_10108423069503014_8977332713024926017_n13510786_10108423069468084_4624242159203653602_n

Once the movie ended, we headed back out to the carpet for a few more photos ops before finally heading home for the evening. I must say that this was the best press trip I have taken in years. The movie was so heartfelt and loving and the cast and crew did an amazing job bring Roald Dahl’s book to life on the big screen. 13522008_10208701190121216_3607855683606253337_n

Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.

Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”

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 for the most up-to-date previews and release information. You will find it all here as we learn more about this exciting summer blockbuster. Walt Disney Studio Motion PicturesThe BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip as part of a press Junket with Disney to cover this and all The BFG media.

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  • Looks like you had a blast!

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  • It looks like you had lots of fun! I’m jealous!

  • What an amazing experience! Looks like you had a blast!

  • I enjoy movies directed by Steven Spielberg . I am very excited about seeing this movie, I might see it opening day

  • I would like to see BFG with my nephew. I think it looks like a wonderful movie.

  • I want to see that movie, look interesting.

  • I enjoy these kinds of movies there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

  • What an amazing experience for you! I can’t wait to take my daughter to see this. We’re both really looking forward to it- and from what you and others are saying it doesn’t disappoint!

  • Th pics are awesome!! I know that you had fun there. Thanks for sharing.

  • What absolute fun that must have been. I love all the great photos too.

  • This is so cool and the movie looks fun.

  • Wow how wonderful! I’m jealous! LOL

  • I bet this was a blast!

  • This movie looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  • What does bfg stand for? I have a couple of ideas, but they;re probably wrong.

  • That’s awesome! I would love to attend a premiere. I can’t wait until this movie comes out, it looks like a good one.

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