When did the first Twilight Saga hit the big screens? I think it was in 2008 yes? Well whatever the date, since its release I have had to deal with a mother who is obsessed, and I mean obsessed with Edward Cullen. Slightly embarrassing yes, but also totally endearing! I have had to moderate conversations with family friends where my Mum has gone off on some tangent about the Twilight movie and how wonderful Edward Cullen is. I still don't think my Dad has any idea what's going on or that my Mum has a huge crush on some a third of her age! So when I found out the the Water for Elephants premiere was going to be so close to my home in London I called Mum to tell her, the gasp I received on the other end of the phone illustrated all of the above yet again and I knew I would have to to go for her.
I arrived at the premiere 2 hours before the stars were due to arrive and waited until at 5.45pm the host announced Robert Pattinson would be attending and within seconds he appeared from a sashed red wall of fabric. Totally gorgeous and tall he spoke about the film before spending the next hour and a half signing autographs and taking photos with fans. I was one of the last fans he saw before heading up to the movie screening and when he came over he looked absolutely exhausted. I was snapping pictures with a long lens the entire time he was making his way over and the poor guy looked so overwhelmed.
Taking so many photos and being pushed left, right and center actually made me feel guilty for being there! I felt like a paparazzo and yet here he was, taking it all in his stride and pushing through the screaming and name calling. I have to say that I admired his composure throughtout the whole ordeal. To be honest I was so exhausted after dealing with screaming fans after 15 minutes yet he deals with them all day, everyday.
Reese Witherspoon was also at the premiere and she is just so petite! Her dress was a bright blue off the shoulder number and looked fabulous with her killer heels. I have seen nearly all, if not all of Reese's films at the cinema and adore her! As she walked by signing autographs she appeared so gracious and delicate. Also at the Premiere was Christolph Waltz and Francis Lawrence.
Oh and I got the best present for my Mum while at the premiere. As Robert was signing autographs in front of me I asked him to say hello my Mum and he did! I haven't told her yet that he said hello on film for her and am thinking of sending it in an email as a surprise. After such a horrible month with my grandma's passing this will cheer her up so much!
All Photos taken by me and are not to be copied.