Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pinch me: My Dazzing weekend revealed.

As I mentioned on Friday my weekend was very top secret and all sorts of amazing. So without further adieu the wait is over and I present to you one of the greatest weekends of my life! (my birthday weekend of this year is still the number one slot, obviously) *and note, it's a bit lengthy*

Friday: After work I headed to the west side for a very special event. I went to a press screening of The Twilight Saga: NEW MOON. Yes the New Moon. I got there, signed in, got a wrist band then got some free popcorn and a drink (I need to go to press events more often!), it was awesome. It was pretty cool to be press and I actually recognized some of the people there from local TV news channels and what not and it was just a really interesting feel overall. But the most important part, the movie!! Unfortunately I can't technically give a review of it yet or how I felt about it but um let's be honest it's not that hard to figure out if you know me, haha. And why and how did I see New Moon you ask? Well that's what Saturday is for.

Saturday: I slept like crap on Friday, kept waking up, my stomach was a whole bunch of nerves and I was just too excited for my day. Eventually it was time to go and I was on my way to Beverly Hills. I arrived at the hotel, valeted my car and saw a slew of paparazzi hanging out on the street as I made my way inside. After asking where I was supposed to go I made my way to the elevator and to the right floor and ultimately to the hospitality room. Turns out I got there too early (not my fault though!) and they were just going to fit me in the schedule however it worked out which was fine for me. And what schedule you ask? What was I doing in Beverly Hills?

Only interviewing THE ENTIRE CAST OF The TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON!!!!!!! Did you get that? Do I need to repeat it again? INTERVIEWING THE ENTIRE CAST OF NEW MOON!!! Haha, yes it did need repeating because it still doesn't totally feel like it happened. Now even if I wasn't a New Moon fan I'd still be dying because interviewing celebs is always something I've wanted to do, but the fact that it was for New Moon didn't hurt.

By an amazing set of events I was sent to interview the cast at the official press junket on behalf of AT&T. Yeah I just about passed out when I first found out on Thursday and had to reassure myself that it was really happening on Saturday. So now I present to you the day!

After they figured out where to send me I made my way over to wait to interview the director, Chris Weitz. When I finally got in to see him it was pretty surreal and just how I had envisioned it all. And the interview went great, Chris was incredibly nice, had some great answers and was just a really fun way to start off my day. After Chris I was sent down to Kristen's room to wait. As I was waiting the door to Rob's room (which was right across the hall) opened and out walked Rob Pattinson and a small entourage. Yeah I may have melted into my chair. After my Rob encounter I was sent down to another floor to interview the Volturi group (fine by me!). The group consisted of Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Jamie Bower and Cameron Bright and they were great. Really sincere, pretty talkative, great handshakes. Yeah it was pretty fun to interview them I gotta say. After them was my favorite interview of the day, the Wolfpack (Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon,Tyson Houseman and Alex Meraz). Seriously these guys were just so fun to talk to, they had a lot to say, obviously loved hanging out with each other, love the new found attention and knew how to make a great interview. And they even asked me questions before the interview officially started which was great, seriously best interview of the day.

After I finished with the wolf pack we were on a break for lunch. So I went upstairs to check it out a bit and who is in my elevator? Kellan Lutz and Peter Facinelli (oh hellooo gentlemen). I wandered around a bit before finally deciding to head downstairs and outside for a bit. So I'm hanging outside on my phone and who do I see outside? Chris Weitz with his wife and kid moseying around outside as well. As I looked over his way he waved at me and said hi and I waved back and felt pretty cool in the process (yes I am a huge nerd if you haven't figured this out by now, haha). Eventually I headed back inside and hopped in the elevator to grab some lunch and who's in the elevator with me now? Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser! Seriously the elevators were magical, it was like I was Grey's (which is so appropriate since Elizabeth was on it, haha). After lunch it was time for another elevator ride with Nikki and Kellan as I made my way down to interview the Cullen family.

The interview with the Cullen's (which consisted of Peter, Elizabeth, Kellan, Nikki, and Ashley Greene) was a little hard since they really aren't in New Moon all that much, but it was still incredibly fun to talk to them. And seriously they are all so good looking it's crazy. Afterwards I was sent back upstairs to finish off the day with the holy trinity, haha. Seriously I loved my schedule it was perfect.

First up with Kristen Stewart.



I have to admit I was really nervous to interview her since she is notorious for being awkward and giving short answers. But she was the complete opposite it was amazing! She was so talkative and assertive and totally listened attentively when I asked questions. And on top of it she looked super cute! Her hair was done back, she was in a cute blazer and yeah she just looked good, I was so impressed and so happy and I definitely look at her in a whole new light now.

After Kristen I went across the hall to wait for Rob Pattinson.



I'm pretty sure I looked like I was practicing lamaz (is that how you even spell it? Eh whatever) as I waited in the hallway for Rob. You'd think after interviewing so many other people before him I'd be fine, but I was still just so excited and a bit nervous and man, exciting. So finally they call me in, I shake his hand (like I did with everyone else that day, woo), le swoon. Other than that he looked just lovely in a gray coat and typical Rob attire. He did look a bit sleepy and he had a cup of coffee in hand so I guess that also attributed to his soft spoken responses as well. But he was incredibly sweet answering my questions and elaborating when I asked him and yeah just awesome. I didn't get to ask anything too scandalous or crazy but it was fine enough for me. And his British accent really is dreamy, I may have had some inner swoons going on the whole time, just maybe, haha.

After Rob it was down the hall to my final interview of the day, Taylor Lautner.



Seriously how is this boy only seventeen? He was so professional and charming and just darn adorable, I loved interviewing him. He wore a dress shirt and a skinny black tie and just looked good. He made me laugh in the interview and he smiled a lot and his teeth are so white it's amazing, haha. No but in all honesty I was so glad to end my amazing day with him because talking to him was just easy, so major props to Taylor.

After I was done talking with Taylor I grabbed my tapes (in my new New Moon tote bag) and was on my way.

I will definitely be sharing the videos of the interviews when they go live on AT&T's page and I will definitely be posting at least one of the videos here. I still can't believe it happened and that I really got to meet everyone and interview and see New Moon, it doesn't feel real, but it does feel quite awesome.





So was my secret weekend up to par? :)


happy wednesday!

60 comments:

MH said...

Oh wow! I was sure it had to have something to do with you meeting celebs... but this is way cooler than I imagined!
Very exciting weekend indeed!

Deutlich said...

Uhm. BEST SECRET EVER!

Doniree said...

YES! YES! YES! AHHH! I can't wait to see the videos! Congrats to you on such a dream come true kind of weekend, lady! I'm so excited to FINALLY be reading this!!! :)

rachel said...

WHOA. i am not a twilight fan, but the thought of interviewing so many celebs? DREAM COME TRUE. totally lived up to all of the hype miss! so awesome!!!

Heidi said...

hi can i have your job?? :)

What an awesome weekend!!! (and i'm not even a super fan girl though i did finish book 1 in like...two days. Need to buy second book asap. Hooked.)

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

How amazing is that! Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to see the videos!

ria said...

you totally win for best secret. my stomach is all knotted up for you. i think i would have passed out! go you! do we get to read your interview somewhere?!

brandilicious said...

Ok - I've never read the books but I did see the movie version of Twilight so I'm not obsessed or anything but you had an awesome weekend! How exciting!

Obee-wan said...

That was greatest secret of all time.. well maybe that's pushing it but it was a darn great secret! This makes waiting for the film even worse. Glad you had fun and that the cast was great!

barbetti said...

I am a long-time lurker, but I had to come out to say SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

I'M DYING! DYING DYING DYING!

I've read the books and seen own Twilight and David Slade, the director for Eclipse, added me as a friend on Flickr and I had some heart palpitations over that, but to actually meet the entire cast and crew? I would have passed out! My husband is like, "what are you making those dead animal sounds for?" and all I could blubber out was "A BLOGGER GOT TO MEET RPATTZ, OMGGGGGGGGGG."

So yes, I'm thoroughly jealous of you.

Mrs Soup said...

Yeah, there is no way you could have given hints and not given it away. That is so amazing!

.jimaie.marie. said...

SHUT YOUR MOUTHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!!!! OMG!!! OHHHMYYYGOSH!
Katelin!!!! That is the most rididculous thing I hve ever heard in my life! Omg, HOW flippin cool is that? Aaa! LOL! have I freaked out enuf bc I could totally keep going- that is amazing! Can I have your life now? Kthx :D I can't wait to see the interviews!

Melissa said...

That is AMAZING!! ahh & so perfect for you!
Can't wait to see the videos

ANG* said...

wow this is your life. INCREDIBLE!

Jenn said...

Totally the best secret ever!

So jealous! I saw they were in LA and I was in LA and I was like... damnit...why am I not there?!

Little Miss Obsessive said...

SO. FREAKIN. AWESOME!!!!
Congrats to you, can't wait to see the videos!

We Are Not Martha said...

OMG Katelin!! I almost died when I was reading this!! I'm not even sure if I could handle that. This is like your dream comes true and I'm sooo happy for you!!! Can't wait to see the videos. Wheeee!!! Hope you loved New Moon!!

Sues

Jay Ferris said...

You had better be careful telling everyone about this; you're going to have hordes of middle-aged women trying to destroy you to absorb the essence of RPatz that rubbed off on you.

Sensibly said...

wowee! That is pretty impressive and I bet you were just so excited alllll day! Yay for yoU!

SG said...

WOW! That's awesome!!! I'm not the biggest fan of the whole Twilight saga (though I did like the first film) but I love celebs in general so I can't even imagine how excited you must have been. Lucky girl!

Mermanda said...

Crazy, crazy, crazy. That's about all I can say!

Lucky girl!

flipflops said...

What an awesome experience! And you had to keep that secret FOREVER -- your tweets were killing me... Congrats on a dream-com-true weekend!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh! How awesome!! :) How did you hook this up girly!?!?

Allison M. said...

Best f'ing secret ever.

Good for you!

lspoon said...

CAN.NOT.BELIEVE.YOU.GOT.TO.DO.THIS!

So jealous...in case you couldn't tell by the all CAPS and periods... :)

Hillary said...

Dude! That is so awesome.

Kay* said...

that. is. too. cool.

TOO. COOL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

totally worth the wait!

Mrs.Ballou said...

Total shock. Wow! That is tremendous and awesome and wow!! That is sooo....wow! :)

nicoleantoinette said...

Ah this is so awesome! I'm not a Twilight person, so I don't think I grasp the full weight of this, but... so much "yay!!" for you just the same :)

longredcape said...

Holy freaking cow! That is AMAZING! Congratulations, you lucky girl!

Mandy said...

AAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!! That is so damn cool Katelin! I would have been a blubbering idoit. I cannot wait to see the videos. How you kept that a secret I have no idea!

Gemma said...

HOLY GUAC.
What is your job and can i come in your suitcase next time???

wow. that's fabulous! i can't wait to see the vids!

weezermonkey said...

I don't even like Twilight, and I'm thrilled for you!

Erin said...

ZOMG! That's all I can say!

Leah said...

This was TOTALLY worth all of the wait and suspense!!

That is so awesome, totally a once in a lifetime experience.

Enjoy reliving the day in your dreams every day for the rest of your life, haha.

janet said...

ummmm that is INSANE! How did you manange to keep it a secret for a few days? lol. So excited for you hon! Did you ask any of them to come to or be in your wedding?

jenniferalaine said...

I've been dyingggg waiting for this and it obviously lived up to expectations! This is SO EXCITING for you and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the videos once they're up!

jamie said...

BEST EVER. I can't wait to see the videos!

thatShortChick said...

squeeeee! to you for landing such a HUGE interview! although I am not a fan of Twilight (I know, I know), I can still appreciate and understand the excitment.

I'm just glad to read that none of them ended up being jerk-y to you and were actually really cool and down to earth.

Jen said...

Holy crap...that is so AWESOME!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see the interviews! :)

Tia said...

HOLY. SHIT.

That's right. I just cussed on your blog.

AND IF THERES AN EMOTICON FOR JUMPING UP AND DOWN I WOULD FILL THIS PAGE WITH THEM.

Yay! That's the best secret I've ever heard. EVER.

Tipp said...

I just freaking jumped up in shock and awe!! AH-MAZING!!!!!

YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!! You make us proud!

52 Faces said...

What in the world do you do that allows you to interview the most lucrative cast in the business right now?

Jen said...

I am so happy and excited for you I can hardly stand it!! I can not wait to see the actual interviews!!!! OMG--this is soooo AWESOME!!!

Bayjb said...

I love the photos of the doors you took. Seriously adorable! You go girl, my jealousy knows no bounds but you did a great job reporting to us

themoonisdown said...

have i told you today how jelly i am of you?! though i did enjoy the play by play texting on saturday.

seriously summit needs us back girl!

xo
n

Classy in Philadelphia said...

OMGGGG I never even would have guessed!!!!!! I'm still confused at how exactly this happened though...did you enter a contest?!

JEALOUS!!!!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

holy FUCK! yes, this warrants an F bomb.

i have no words.

NO WORDS.

now excuse me while i email this to all my crazed twilight fan friends so i can be like my blog friends met the cast!!

Rebecca Lauren said...

that's super exciting! what an awesome opportunity!

Virginia said...

As I said before....GAHHHHH I AM SO JEALOUS!!! Can I please be you? Or your assistant at least? Mkay cool thanks.

Auburn Kat said...

How exciting!!!!! It's probably a good thing you didn't find out you were interviewing them until just a couple of days beforehand otherwise you might have been more nervous! At least I would have been!!!

Bekah Buttons said...

we don't know each other, but I feel like I DO know you b/c Nikki has talked about you a ton :)

Best.Story.Ever

never wash your hand. I don't care if his handshake was lame :)

sarahdotcom said...

BEST EVER!

Am so happy for you. Massive congrats!!

Kyla Roma said...

AWESOME!!

This is just....awesome!! Congrats!!

pinayrichmom said...

WOW! Just soooo WOW!!! =)

Ben said...

RIIIIIIIdiculous...

Julie Q said...

Yay!!!! Very happy that everything went smoothly! Was anxiously awaiting the full recap :) I'm going to watch Twilight this weekend- i know i said that before but my Apple TV was messed up. Will have more thoughts after I see the movie :)

EP said...

OMG! I love, love, love this for you! How fun!

I cannot wait to see the interviews!

Andhari said...

OMG YOU'RE SO LUCKYYYYYY!!!

I can't help squealing reading this entire post. I may have fainted if I see Rob Pattinson like EVER.

*~Dani~* said...

Your secret weekend beats my Vegas vacation by a mile!! Can't wait to see the rest of the videos. The first two were amazing.