Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 4: Disney Event ~ Press Junkets

Day four of my trip was a long but fun one. We headed out early to go catch a screening of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of a Rebellion. This is an animated series on the Disney XD channel. I love cartoons and animated movies. I also love Star Wars so I really enjoyed the series. It had good storytelling and great characters. I would so watch this but I am sure Tom would put the kabosh on it.

After the screening we headed out to the Four Seasons Hotel where we had a late breakfast and then spent the day interviewing the stars of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Star Wars Rebels.

Our first interview was with Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, who is the producer of Alexander. Then we interviewed Steve Carrel and Jennifer Garner. She is amazing. She was so sweet and funny. Steve Carrel was a lot quieter than I thought he would be but he was also super nice and funny. And Jennifer is even more beautiful in person than she is on screen. They were a lot of fun to interview.

Our next interview was with the kids of the movie: Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould and Kerris Dorsey. They were a hoot. They were so cute and you could tell they loved working together and are great friends now. They were funny and so interesting.

Next up was Bella Thorne, who is also in Alexander. Bella was super honest and very open. She was a breath of fresh air. I have to admit, I knew little about her but she has a huge fan base. I tweeted out I was interviewing her and all of a sudden tons of people tweeted me questions to ask her. I enjoyed this interview because she did not come off as a star at all.

After Bella, we interviewed Freddie Prinze Jr. and Dave Filoni. Dave is the brains behind Star Wars Rebels. Freddie is one of the voices. Freddy is so cute and it was nice to know that he was a huge Star Wars geek! And Dave Filoni, was even a bigger Star Wars fan. It was cool listening to them talk about how the show started and how it is created.

The next two interviews were with the rest of the cast from Star Wars Rebels. Vanessa Marshall and Tiya Sircar and also Steve Blum and Taylor Gray. They were all so interesting, funny and I loved interviewing them.

I can't tell you how cool it is to be on a press junket. Our group of 25 bloggers was the only group in the room when we had the interviews so that was nice. It is amazing to watch a movie then be able to talk to the stars about why they took the role or what they liked about it. It was an experience I won't forget.

When we were done, we headed out to dinner. We went to dinner at Tokyo Wako where part of Alexander was filmed. We all had a great dinner and great time. Then our trip came to and end. It was a fantastic trip and I loved it.

The next morning before I left, I was able to see my mom and sister for breakfast! YAY!

1 comment:

  1. You guys really got the star treatment! I'm glad you go to see your mom and sis, too.