vrijdag 20 augustus 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Afterparty

Because I met almost everyone from the movie before the premiere, I decided not to go to the premiere at all, but go to Drew Barrymore instead, which was quite succesfull. I decided to go to the Afterparty afterwards, which was at Circus, a club in Covent Garden.

The world's most famous childhood star Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Good Son, Ri¢hie Ri¢h) posed for a picture.

Brandon Routh, known for his role as Superman in Superman Returns posed for another photo.

Chris Evans, who plays one the seven evil exes in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, signed my DVD-cover Fantastic Four but didn't pose for a photo, unfortunately. Chris's star will rise even more due to his new films Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers.

Ellen Wong, who plays Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World posed for a picture.

Jessica Hynes, known for her roles in Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix posed for a picture. I obtained her autograph long before at the premiere of Hot Fuzz.

Shane Meadows, director of This Is England, posed for a picture.

Justin Long @ Claridges Hotel

Justin Long, who was with Drew Barrymore at The Apple Store, refused to sign there but promised to sign at his hotel. When we went to Claridges he held his promise and came out of the hotel, just to sign for us. for me signed the DVD-covers of Drag Me to Hell, Accepted and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, for which he thanked me for stomaching him in his leather slave outfit on the playground. After he signed for me, he posed for a picture.

Drew Barrymore @ The Apple Store

On my last day in London I was also able to obtain autographs of Drew Barrymore, which was nice because I had to miss the premiere the day after I would leave again. Drew Barrymore is most known for movies like Charlie's Angels, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Donnie Darko and Music and Lyrics. When she came out of the building she got mobbed by fans (including Shitman, She-Boy and a pushy, old, bald collector with no teeth, who has actually nothing good on his body, or mind) and papparazzi. Still I was still able to obtain two autographs, on my DVD-covers of Charlie's Angels and Music and Lyrics.

Whoopi @ Claridges Hotel

Because I wasn't able to obtain a picture with Oscar winning actress Whoopi Goldberg at the theatre the day before, I decided to try my luck again when she left her hotel. This time I was able to get a picture Whoopi! Woohoo!!!

Michael Cera @ GMTV

Because Michael Cera, Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, refused to sign at his hotel, I decided to wake up early to try him when he made his appearance at the ealry morning show GMTV in London. After his appearance he signed my DVD-covers of Juno and Superbad but I was unable to obtain a picture with him, because he was mobbed by collector's such as "Shitman", "The Penis", "Pratsjkop 1" (I know the English readers cannot understand this, but this has been nicknamed long before I became in contact of some of them.)

Whoopi Goldberg @ Sister Act

Oscar winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is known for movies like Ghost, Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Color Purple and off course Sister Act, in which she also makes part of the West End musical for three weeks only. When she came out of the stagedoor, she didn't look very suprised when 300 people were waiting for her. I was waiting next to her, so I was the first one to obatain her autograph. For she signed the DVD-covers of The Color Purple, The Lion King, Girl, Interrupted, Rat Race and offcourse Ghost, for which she received her Oscar. Unfortunately it was impossible for her at the theatre to pose for a picture with me...
This sign was on the wall, where Whoopi signed for her fans at the barriers, which made it look like a small premiere.

Celebrities @ Soho Hotel

Like my last trip, this trip I also went to the Soho Hotel, seeing if I could spot where the stars of the upcoming gala-premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World were staying. And my first guess turned out to be good. I was able to get most of the stars even a day before the premiere!

Brandon Routh, who is most known for his role as Superman in the movie Superman Returns. He also played some supporting roles in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Unthinkable and the TV-series "Chuck". This time he is one of the seven evil exes in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. When he checked into his hotel he posed for a picture.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, known for her roles in Die Hard 4.0, Death Proof and Final Destination 3, plays Ramona Flowers in the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. When I met her, she signed my DVD-covers of Death Proof and Die Hard 4.0 and my Blu-Ray cover of Final Destination 3. Luckily she was also willing to pose for a picture.
Anna Kendrick, who plays Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is best known for her roles in the Twilight movies and Up in the Air, for which she received an Oscar nomination. I already met Anna earlier this year, but this time she signed the Blu Ray covers of Up in the Air and Twilight the DVD-cover of New Moon. She also posed for a picture...again.
Kieran Culkin, who plays Wallace Wells in the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is known for movies as Igby Goes Down, Nowhere to Run and off course Home Alone where he plays Fuller, the younger cousin of Macaulay Culkin's character. Macaulay Culkin is his real life brother. For me Kieran signed my DVD-covers of Nowhere to Run, Father of the Bride Part II and Igby Goes Down. He also posed for a picture, which is actually quit rare, because he doesn't like doing them.
Jason Schwartzman, who plays Gideon Gordon Graves in the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comicbook adaption, is best known for his roles in Wes Anderson's movies like Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. For me he signed the DVD-covers of The Darjeeling Limited, Funny People, Spun and Marie Antoinette. On all DVD-cover he wrote something funny as well. He was willing to pose for a photo, but only if he could hold his very masculine espresso, which offcourse I didn't mind at all.
Jeff Goldblum, who is also staying at the Soho Hotel, is an actor I met several times now. I also have several pictures with him. And at none of the he looked into the camera. So I decided to try anonther one, when I met him one-on-one. And guess what, again he didn't look in the camera. He did sign the DVD-cover of Igby Goes Down though...
Britain's bad boy Danny Dyer, walked up to the Soho Hotel. He is known for his roles in Pimp, Malice in Wonderland, City Rats and The Football Factory. Danny who is also nice for his fans posed for a picture...

Stephen Dillane @ Old Vic Theatre

Stephen Dillane, who won a BAFTA TV Award, is best known for his roles in films like 44 Inch Chest, King Arthur, Spy Game and the HBO-show "John Adams". He was actually the only interesting actor in this year's Bridge project at the Old Vic Theatre. For me Stephen signed the DVD-covers of God on Trial, 44 Inch Chest, The Truth About Charlie, Spy Game and the filmcell of King Arthur. Because he hates photo's, he was not willing to pose for one.

Salt - European Premiere

The most important premiere being held in London this august was the European premiere of Salt, the new actioner starring the Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie, probably the hottest and most wanted female star of Hollywood. For this premiere only Angelina Jolie came to London to promote the film. And she is probably the only female actress who can get Leicester Square that packed at a premiere! Jolie, known for her starring roles in Wanted, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. For me she signed the DVD-cover of Gone in Sixty Seconds, but as long as you're not in wheelchair (or helping someone who is) you cannot get a picture with her at a premiere...or anywhere else. I was very happy to obtain an autograph of her on the DVD-cover of Gone in Sixty Seconds. Although some collectors were complainng that she was using a shitty pen, and that they (and myself) were getting a faint autograph, I find my autograph quite visible and it can be displayed next to my other Angelina Jolie autograph I obtained on the Bafta red carpet last year.

Robert Downey Jr. @ London Hotel

I was one the extremely lucky persons to meet the legendary actor Robert Downey Jr. during his stay at one the most luxurieus hotels in London. Robert Downey Jr., two times nominated for an Oscar, is best known for his roles in the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes franchises. He is also known for his role in "Ally McBeal" and for his numerous arrests and addiction. For me he signed the Blu-Ray covers of Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man. He also posed for a picture, when he arrived back at his hotel together with Jude Law and Sienna Miller.

Moviecon @ BFI London

Living in Holland is not always easy, the summers are always quiet (some people refer to this as cucumber time...), no movie-premieres at theaters and only re-runs of TV-shows on the telly. Unfortunately the winters are not any better. Waiting that long for the stars to show up in Holland is almost as wortwhile as Ajax winning a football match. The only way the meet the stars is to go abroad. So, I decided to go to London...again!This was the third time Britain's magazine "Empire" held a Moviecon at BFI London. This is not a movieconvention like I ussually attend, but a convention where new movies are being shown to the public. So no signing sessions, photoshoots or stalls where you can buy a DVD or a collectible.
Every year some special guests make an appearance at this Moviecon to introduce a movie or to take place in a Q&A session afterwards. This was the first time I decided to take a look at this movieconvention and it is not easy to collect here due to unknown guest appearances.

Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the new movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World signed my DVD-cover of Hot Fuzz and posed for a picture.
John Landis, director of classics like The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Beverly Hills Cop III, which might not be a classic, but still highly entertaining), posed for a picture.