I’m really trying to test myself with the video camera this week. So I’m documenting my trip to LA for the Real Steel and Muppets Press Junkets. Yesterday was all about Real steel. I started out the day wondering what you guys would want to know from the stars, directors and producers. Oh and a quick side rant about hackers taking down my site.
Then I documented my impressions of the day and how the interviews went. Everyone we talked to was AMAZING. Hugh Jackman was an excellent father figure off screen.
He’s such a people person. I’ve interviewed a few actors now and he’s just like talking to a really good friend. He’s very genuine. You’ll see what I mean on screen when I watch the movie about how he’s not necessarily a good dad on screen (and I’m not allowed to give any spoilers away, wish I could but I can’t). But he’s Hugh Jackman, even when he’s being a BLEEP, you still can’t hate the man.
Sugar Ray Leonard (The Champ) is an amazing very talented and I must add very photogenic man. He doesn’t look his age not one bit and I took a lot of photos of him and they all LOOK good. He took his whole family to the theater including his mother in law and everyone liked it. So in his words, Real Steel is a multi-generational movie.
Shawn Levy is the director of the movie and I love him to pieces. He’s all about his three girls and he would never ever make a movie just for boys. He told us that one of his girls was upset at first, they felt betrayed that he would make a boy ROBOT movie and he told them to wait and see. In the end, even they agreed it Real Steel is for the whole family.
We also met the robots and producers and I’ll save those for another day.
I topped it all off with a bull ride. Oh yes I did! I was a little terrified (a LOT terrified) and I did better the first time which wasn’t captured on video, but this looks much easier than it actually is. Riding a mechanical bull is NOT easy. But I do have to admit that it was so much fun that I had to do it twice, which is why there is a video in the first place.
This trip and all expenses were covered by Disney/DreamWorks.