So I accidentally notice the Hobbit premiere because I went to watch Catching Fire with some friends just in time they were installing the set in Cinestar. I thought that was the premier day, but then I checked online that it was on Monday.
I left office early, brought my camera, my lab notebook (hah!) and arrived in Cinestar by about 15.45 or something. It was lightly raining and lots of fans were there already. I thought that the premier would be around 16.30 but it was not until 18.20 when the actors arrived.
The first one to arrive was Peter Jackson, and he was, like the usual premiers, took his time to go around giving signatures almost one by one to every fan who were there. His main competitor on giving back was Benedict Cumberbatch, but Peter Jackson was pretty much the coolest. He wore his ‘working shoes’, the one we always see him using while running the set. His daughter was also with him, mostly waiting patiently for her father to give his signatures. And well, I did say, and I hope it’s not a stupid thing to say, to her, ‘You’re so grown up!’ and she laughed and said ‘Yeah, I was 3 years old!’ haha and signed my paper too. When Peter Jackson was signing my paper, I also told him, ‘It’s an honor, Sir’ in which he looked up! I hope he always understood that his work means a lot to all of us. And the world he created will lasts for a very long time. Martin Freeman didn’t stop or anything! Lol, that man. He came and he walked straight to the stage. I’m not sure whether he returned or not, but I waited until about 20 minutes after all the celebrities arrived, but he didn’t come back. Schade.
And then, Richard Armitage was also there, and I didn’t have anything smart to say. Mostly while he was there, I was just letting him going around and enjoying the sight of the beautiful him. Lol. Also when Aidan Turner came around, I took a picture and enjoy his beautiful existence. I tried to memorize Adam Brown’s name, but I mixed it up with Andy Serkis!!! Not the face but the name… I’m sorry!!!! But one of the manager or publicist told me about his real name before he came in front of me, so I managed to disembarrass myself. Thanks!!!! And then there’s also Sylvester McCoy walking with a cool stick! Graham Mc Tavish, James Nesbitt. And then, there come our tumblr king (?) Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh God this beautiful man! He wasn’t as tall as I thought he would be! But he was also generous while giving the signatures, and I managed (wuhuu) told him while he gave his signature ‘Can’t wait for Sherlock’ and he looked back and said ‘It’s coming out, soon!’. GAAAAH. MISSION COMPLETE! By the way, the crowd was a bit tone down after Benedict left (and he was around for a very long time, and we were standing in the beginning of the red carpet) but then…. Orlando Bloom. Oh yeah. This beautiful human being. The girls across us yelled something like ‘Er ist so schoen!!’ and yelled directly to him,’You’re so hot! Marry me!’ lol, it was amazing. Seriously, the screaming for him was the loudest. And he dutifully signed our papers! Thank you! Oh and additional note on Benedict, these girls in front of me was yelling for him for the longest time to take picture together with them since it was one of their birthday, and after he walked back and forth signing our papers, he actually came back and took a picture with them. He’s just sweet. He also did that pose with the finger again and said like he once said ‘I’m not trying to give you the mid finger, it’s just the pen’ or something around that. Haha. This man is a gem!
Anyways, you won’t wanna know the rest of my afternoon, but yeah, I was still floating on air afterwards. Took a commemorative picture in a free facebook booth or something. And one of the staff even gave me a medal with a symbol of ‘The Hobbit European Premiere’. I’m sorry for the lousy pictures but most of the time I was fan girling and sighing by the existence of Benedict and just looking at him walking around…
It was awesome. I’m happy.