What an amazing experience walking a red carpet at a movie premiere is. The crowd was screaming, there were cameras everywhere and celebrities as far as the eye could see. It was such a surreal experience to be a part of it.
It was a cool night in Sydney and I was expecting to freeze during the walk down the red carpet into the theatre, but there were heat lamps and it wasn't cold at all. I walked past both Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson as well as several Australian actors and sport stars (I won't make a list).
I made my way down the red carpet (over 300m long) and into the State Theatre which is a historical looking building with gold, carved doors, pillars and chandelieres. The seats were red velvet and the whole place had an 'old-time' feel to it, which fit very nicely with the time the movie is set.
There were presents on our chairs - chocolates, bottled water and magazines - and there was an excited hush through the cinema as we waited for the stars of the movie to take the stage. The movie's director was brought out first, followed by Reese and then Robert. When Robert walked out there was a round of screaming from some people in the audience. Reese did most of the talking, joking around about how no-one would be there to see Rob and then introducing the movie, before they all left the stage and the movie began,
I won't go into a review of the movie, as I'm sure that many of you will have seen it already. I will only say that I loved it. I think the acting was wonderful and the costumes were so realistic and vibrant. I laughed and cried and had my heart-strings tugged - the same emotions I felt while reading the book. I think it was a lovely adaption of the novel and I hope that Sara Gruen is happy with it, because I think it did her novel justice.
Looking back on the night, I can't help but wonder (and hope) that maybe one day, one of MY novels could be made into a movie. I wouldn't go so far as to think it would have a red carpet premiere with world famous movie stars, but how amazing would it be to see something that was created in your mind come to life. It would be my wildest dream...
But, I believe that dreams can come true - I've already been published which I never would have dared believe would happen before I was 30, or even at all - and it HAS! So, if I keep working hard and dreaming as hard as I can... that might be my novel on the big screen one day!!
Until next time...