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[Read my previous post - LA Film Festival: Day 3 - Scarlett Johansson & Toshiba]
The Last Shift
This day was my last and most exciting volunteer shift. My shift this time around was held in the Regal Stadium.
I first started on the second floor with 3 other volunteers next to these cute guys:
Then later on in the evening we got transferred to the ground floor where the main theater was premiering Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. This is when things get really exciting…
I really didn’t know what to expect, and start to feel anxious but excited. As we wait for the movie premiere to end, the volunteers and I play around with the new Volkswagen Beetle Coupe in the room, plastered with the LAFF ad.
I then sort of blank out as a horde of people come bustling out of the main theater, all dressed in designer dresses and suits. From businessmen, to producers, to the director Lorene Scafaria herself, they were all surrounding me as I guided people out. I saw Drew Barrymore and her husband, and Keira Knightley who snuck out the back after only appearing 5 seconds. And one of my favorite actors: Steve Carell, who was standing literally 6 feet away. I’ve never experienced such a “fangirl” moment in my life. My mind was racing, especially when Steve looked at me for a hot second as he passed by. But I’m proud to say that on-the-surface, I played my cool pretty well. I tried holding back from taking pictures (and would like to refrain from posting the few that I did take…) but here’s one of the director and Drew just for the heck of it.
Then some volunteers start whispering frantically that Manny Pacquiao is in the house. As more and more people exit the theater, we walk across the room and introduce ourselves to him and his posse. They were all super friendly and Manny was more than happy to take a picture with us.
For more on my spontaneous week in LA, check back soon for LA Film Festival: Day 5 – Disney & Matthew McConaughey’s Three-Pointer