Man, James just keeps racking up the events huh? Just wait until I finally get around to coding his one epic report.
For now, though, James headed to the LFF for the Inside Llewyn Davis premiere. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, the Coen bros.. Not a bad sampling of the cast. Check it out below!
Oh London how I do love you. I was quite critical when the LFF schedule came out at the beginning of September, but I’ve warmed to it since the festival started.
Last night saw the “Centrepiece Gala”, and the UK premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest offering from the Coen Brothers. We’d been promised the Joel & Ethan Coen, Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac on the red carpet – as awesome as the Coens may be, I was only really worried about meeting Carey at long last. I’m a massive Doctor Whofan, and she’s been one big gap in my collection since her episode, Blink, was aired 6 years ago. Anyways.. After realising yesterday the crowds were rather small at the premiere of Labor Day, I took a gamble that I could show up pretty late.. and I was right. 4.30 for 6pm arrivals, and no more than 20 people at the barriers. Mental. If this wasn’t part of LFF it’d have been packed out by midday. Very odd.
Anyways, I arrived and met a couple of friends, and within 30 seconds spotted Australian singer Iggy Azalea walking through Leicester Square. No one else recognised her, but she was more than happy to sign an index card and pose for a photo with me. Nice start to the evening!
Arrivals started, and first to arrive was Oscar Isaac. The star of Drive posed for the photographers, and started signing. He got to where I was, and happily signed an index card and posed for a photo.
Not long after Carey Mulligan arrived, and did much the same, she was as friendly as I’d been told she was, despite her success in An Education, Drive, Shame and the Great Gatsby. She happily signed my Doctor Who character book and an index card, and also posed for a photo with me. Happy James! I’ve watched all of David Tennant‘s Doctor Who episodes, and I still find Blink the scariest episode. Go watch it if you haven’t!
Then we were just waiting for the Coen brothers to arrive. Crap John Goodman just appeared out of nowhere! He’s not come in a car, we’re right by the drop offs, he’s walked in amongst the public who’ve bought tickets! Madness. He poses for the press, but doesn’t pick up a pen. We see him doing interviews further down the carpet, after which he signed 2 or 3, but that was it. Crazy! The film was due to start at 7.15, and by 6.55 the Coens were still nowhere to be seen. It was becoming clear they weren’t gonna be signing for everyone. Two cars pulled up, and out they got. Did they sign? Nope. Not a single thing. Press photos, interviews and then straight in. That’s what happens when you arrive 15 minutes before the film’s start time, and 40 minutes after the cast. Hmm. But I met who I came for, once again, so I went home happy. Especially as it was a short wait once again.
Check out more of James adventures in London here!
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