August 5, 2008

Red Carpet Sisterhood

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Kid Reporter has her first red carpet experience at the premiere of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

After a long car ride, I finally arrived at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City for the red carpet world premiere of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. I was early, and the only people there were other reporters and photographers. When no one was looking, I knelt down and touched the red carpet. I couldn’t believe I was actually there!

After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, the cast started to arrive. I was so happy and a little nervous, but I was ready to start reporting.

The photographers were screaming and yelling at the stars, “Look over here!” They were really loud! Luckily, I didn’t have to yell. As each celebrity arrived, they made their way down the red carpet and almost all stopped to talk to me. I spoke with America Ferrera (Carmen), Amber Tamblyn (Tibby), Alexis Bledel (Lena), Michael Rady (Kostos), Jesse Williams (Leo), Leonardo Nam (Brian McBrian), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Professor Nasrin), Cory Nichols (Nicky), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Kathryn), director Sanaa Hamri, and author of the books, Ann Brashares.

When I talked to Amber Tamblyn, I asked her about her real-life friendships.

“I brought six of my best friends from Los Angeles. I flew them here because they wanted to come to the premiere so bad,” Amber said. “They were such fans of the film, so I brought them here and got them a hotel room, and we hung out and got ready together. It was really fun!”

Then I asked if she was anything like her character in the movie. “I’m kind of funny. I’m a little funny. Alright I’m really funny. I’m super super funny,” Amber said. I laughed. I think she’s really funny and a good friend.

Next, America Ferrera came down the red carpet. She looked beautiful in a blue dress. I asked America if it was harder being in Ugly Betty or in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. She explained that neither of them was hard. “They’re both so much fun because I love the girls in Sisterhood, and we have so much fun, and I love my cast in Betty,” America said.

I also got to speak to some of the male stars of the film. This was the first movie for Jessie Williams, who plays Leo. He told me this was his first movie premiere, his first time on the red carpet, and that I was one of his first interviews. I told him it was my first time on the red carpet too!

Before I knew it, all the celebrities had gone inside the theatre. It was time to watch the movie! As I was leaving the theatre, I saw Ann Brashares, the author of the books on which the movies are based. I had met her earlier on the red carpet. She saw me and gave me a wave and a smile. It was the perfect ending to a great experience!

Be sure to check out my review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2!

— Jacqueline M., Scholastic News Kid Reporter

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