On Wednesday, April 11th I was lucky enough to be able to attend the red carpet premiere of The Avengers.
The day started out kinda chilly and rainy but as soon as we gathered at the barriers, the rain had pretty much gone away. Even though we didn’t need to stand at the barriers, Laura and I thought it would be fun to hang out with fellow tumblr/twitter friends including THE Godofbadassery who I think is a really cool sweet girl. We hung out til around 3pm and then headed back to my house(thank God it’s close to the theater LOL) to begin getting ready for our Avengers Adventure.
After picking up our premiere tickets we headed over to the red carpet when I saw The God of Mischief himself, Tom Hiddleston signing autographs and taking photos with the fans. This was actually my first time I had ever seen Tom in person and I was totally gobsmacked. Photos do not do this man justice. Tall and elegant he conversed with fans easily. Laura and I had to pass by Tom to get to the red carpet and as you can see from the gif I got a nice view of Tom from the behind. He is hella tall and it was a thrill to see him.
So we both head down to the line heading onto the red carpet. I saw Jon Favreau signing autographs for fans when I noticed a convoy of vehicles starting to make their way down the red carpet entrance. Of course this was Robert Downey Jr and his lovely wife, Susan driving the gorgeous Accura. He parked it, blew a kiss to the crowd and then headed to where the fans were to sign a few autographs. Then he headed back to the red carpet hand in hand with his wife. Let me tell you that couple is so darling together.
After Robert and Susan passed by, security started ushering the guests down the red carpet. On the way through I saw Tom Hiddleston posing for the photographers so I quickly took a couple photos.
The experience was so surreal. Seeing the cast going through the photo and interview lines was so cool. Eventually we finally made our way to the end where the Avengers stage was set up so both of us hopped on stage and got our photos taken. Very glam indeed.
We then headed for the entrance, checked in our mobiles and cameras since the premiere had a “no electronics” policy and headed for our seats. On our way we picked up our free Avengers cup of popcorn and soda along with our 3D glasses. After a bit of a mix-up with our seats we settled down and watched the cast walk in, mingle a bit and settle in their seats. Most of the cast sat in the first 4-6 rows in the center section. I saw Tom Hiddleston walk down to his seat stopping to chat with guests and chowing on popcorn. LOL Over by my section was Harry Dean Stanton. So the movie starts and let me tell you that the opening credits are action packed. That’s all I’m gonna say. The whole movie was so much better than what I expected. It had tons of action, character stories for all the cast, and humor. Tom Hiddleston brought the menace to Loki and took him to a whole new level. My new favorite however is The Hulk. Mark Ruffalo delivered a new refreshing Hulk. The fight scenes were amazing…favorites were between Thor and Loki; Thor and Hulk; Loki and Captain America; Ironman and Thor; and Loki & Hulk. As for the general vibe the audience was so absorbed in the film that time flew by. A couple times, I glanced around and noticed Tom slouched down in his seat watching the film. lol So the film ends to applause and the guests start making their way out to the lobby. We ended up walking behind Chris Hemsworth who headed outside to go to the afterparty. We headed to the restroom and then on our way back up we saw Tom chatting with a couple guests. We saw Colbie Smulder hanging out in the lobby for a few minutes as well as some of the other guests. Tom was still chatting with a few guests so I asked Luke if he was gonna be over at the afterparty to which he said yes. After a bit security kicked everyone out and so we gathered our cameras and phones and headed over to the afterparty which was on the top floor at The Hollywood/Highland Mall across from the theater. Once inside we walked around a bit, saw Tom conversing with Stan Lee; Joss sitting at a table eating; Chris Evans hanging out with his friends, and all the other cast members mingling with guests. We headed over to the buffet table for food cuz we were kinda hungry but couldn’t eat much cuz we were excited to be there. A bit after that Tom was able to pull himself away(with Luke’s help) from his admirers(he was probably the most popular guy of the night in my opinion)and headed for the buffet table where he was able to have a bite to eat. While he was eating guests kept bothering him for photos and chit chat but he didn’t seem to mind. I think he was just lapping up the attention. We hung around there chatting with guests and Samuel L Jackson comes in the buffet room chit chatting with people. Tom was still bombarded with alot of people talking to him so we decided to go ahead and talk to him too. Firstly I’m not the type of person who is so rude as to interrupt a conversation so while he was talking to a group of people we hung around in the background waiting for an opening. Eventually we were able to get his attention and he smiled at me and said Hi and what was my name. Told him who I was including my twitter name and he said he knew who I was! Same for my friend. Totally cool! I mentioned that he was really tall in person and he said it was part of the package(or something like that) cuz even with 5 inch heels I still had to look up at him. He has his own type of attractiveness that I can honestly comes from within. He has that personality that just draws you in and makes you want to converse with him. He’s that easy to talk to. He also has the most beautiful green eyes(my friend said they were blue to her. lol) and he looks you in the eye when he speaks to you. We chit chatted for a few moments and then some people came over to get photos. He asked us to give him 2 minutes and he’d be back to us but at this point we didn’t really care cuz it was fascinating watching him interact with people. So he comes back and he asks if I’d like a photo(well yeah duh! lol)and I ask him if I may have a hugging photo and he grinned and said absolutely. So this happened:
Cloud 9. He’s so warm and gives killer hugs. His scruff was rough but nice rubbing against my temple and cheek.No complaints there! I didn’t really notice if he was wearing any cologne. He just smelled fresh and clean…like a guy basically. After that my friend steps in for her hugging photo and then I asked him if all three of us could get a photo together. Laura and I mentioned that there was a contest going on twitter that Godofbadassery was doing and I told him that he should post our threesome photo on twitter with our tags saying “pimpin’ ain’t easy” and he cracked up laughing. So Laura got her autograph and we left Tom there with other guests who wanted to talk to him. On the way back inside we ran into Alex Skarsgard who is really tall! I asked him for a photo, told him I looked forward to his new movie, Battleship and said goodbye. He was heading out the door anyways so we didn’t wanna keep him. Next we saw that Chris Evans wasn’t really swamped with people so I asked him for a photo politely. I didn’t want to bother him much since he was with friends so we mingled a bit more. The party was winding down. Tom was still bombarded with people around him and we saw Chris Hemsworth leave and came across Joss Whedon chatting with someone. At this point it was the end of a glorious night so we patiently waited for Joss to finish his conversation and then asked him for a photo. He asked us to wait a second right where we were and went to talk to a guest quickly and then came back to us. I told him the movie was fantastic and was beyond our expectations. Total Whedon gushing. LOL So after that, we ended our night and headed for home:-)
Sorry the story was so long!!!!