Today is the Elysium premiere and I have to tell you, I’m sure it’s going to be a little nuts. Now, here’s the thing… I don’t have the best luck with Matt Damon. There have been times where he wouldn’t even look at me, or just didn’t sign. I’m talking like just two people at a q and a. It’s odd… Cause other people have the best luck with Matt… Sooooooooo… I’m not sure.
My focus of course is Jodie Foster. LOVE HER! She’s a legend and amazing. I have my Silence of the Lambs mini poster that Anthony Hopkins already signed for her to finish (God Willing).
3:41 p.m. – I arrived and met up with Colin and Billy Beer. Billy was holding the fort and I have to be honest, there are not THAT many people here. I mean… It’s strange to be honest. I figured it would be packed.
3:53 p.m. – I just heard that Matt Damon signed his life away at a talk show before the premiere. Never a good sign, lol… However Chris was nice enough to offer to help me with Matt since he got all his stuff signed already.
4:11 p.m. – It’s a beautiful day, I brought Billy some crack to eat and he’s popping pills. It’s a good day, as read in a comment recently, uppers, downers, hashish, crack, smack… It’s all good. I’m clearly kidding.
4:23 p.m. – CB has some of my stuff and also my Elysium mini poster. Of course he’s late.
4:39 p.m. – Oh, CB and Chris arrived and CB left my stuff in his car and is acting like a 12 year old on a sugar rush who needs extra attention. Seriously… I don’t believe in violence (unless it’s a certain someone and it’s captured on youtube) but here… I’m going to choke him. I literally grab his A-Team van and hold it hostage. The fact that CB has an A-Team van is insane as it is.
4:42 p.m. – Colin has a photo of Bruce Willis that we’re all testing pens on. Hey, it’s never going to get signed so…..
4:54 p.m. – I finally got my stuff and I told Billy to make a sign for Jodie Foster. Hey you never know right?
5:01 p.m. – Billy is not Scotty the Music Man when it comes to sign making, but I have to tell you… He’s not bad. I have the handwriting of a serial killer so you know… Anytime people can draw anything I’m impressed!
5:41 p.m. – It’s getting closer and closer. I’m so hungry… HUNGRY!
6:08 p.m. – People are in place… Security and publicists are taking their places…
6:30 p.m. – The sign is in place. Nice job Billy Beer!
6:39 p.m. – First drop. It’s District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp. We all yell for him and he’s very nice and heads over.
I have a couple district 9 posters I want to get done. Neill Blomkamp signs a few and then signs my first poster. He then makes his way over but also signs my second poster as well. NICE. I didn’t get him on my Elysium mini poster though… Doh!
6:45 p.m. – Jose Pablo Cantillo just dropped. He’s very cool and comes right over.
He was great on Sons of Anarchy. I tried to get him to head over and sign for my friend Liz at the end but alas that didn’t happen. Doh!
6:52 p.m. – Emma Tremblay just dropped and she’s so cute. She comes over and signs a few probably for the first time.
She does sign Billy’s Elysium poster right on top of Neill Blomkamp though. Doh!
6:54 p.m. – Alice Braga is here and looks like she doesn’t want to come over but relents. I miss her at first but thanks to Billy Beer she signed my poster. Nice!
6:58 p.m. – Jared from the Subway commercials is here. Okay…
6:59 p.m. – The kid who plays young Matt Damon in the film, Maxwell Perry Cotton is here and comes over and signs for everyone. He really does look like Matt Damon.
7:09 p.m. – OMG there she is! Jodie Foster is here and she looks amazing! She drops and comes right over to the crowd. In fact, she’s signing quite a bit.
She starts at one end and then makes her way down the line. She’s trying to sign one each and it’s getting a tad chaotic.
A tad is an understatement. But it looks like she’s having a great time.
I have my Silence of the Lambs poster out and she picks a spot and signs it. Swoon! I then yelled out really fast how I loved her Golden Globes speech and she thanked me.
Wow, that was nuts.
7:13 p.m. – Sharlto Copley arrived and is signing further down the line. He’s so cool and just taking his time with everyone.
He makes his way to us and signs both of my District 9 posters and also my Elysium poster as well. He is so cool.
7:14 p.m. – Diego Luna runs over really fast and signs but I miss him! Doh!
7:15 p.m. – and There’s Matt Damon.
He gets out of the car and comes right on over. He’s being super cool and signing up a storm and doing photos with the crowd.
Hyper nice today!
Chris got both of my Bourne mini posters signed for me.
Extra big thanks Chris!
Then Matt makes his way to us.
He signs my We Bought A Zoo mini poster and I told him how much I loved that film.
He thanked me and then signed my Elysium mini poster as well.
He is moving pretty fast at this point because he has to get on the carpet. He stops right before CB’s section. Doh!
I have to tell you, this was a great premiere for me. I know a lot of people are probably like, “Matt Damon signs for everyone” but I’ve never had the best luck in getting to meet him, so I’m stoked. And Jodie Foster… Dude… I’m beyond thrilled. Sigh… Awesome!
Until next time kids…
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