One of my very favorite things about sharing entertainment news with you is that sometimes I get to attend the press conferences, junkets and red carpet events where the movie studios and production companies share and celebrate their new releases! These often include exclusive celebrity interviews which gives me the unique opportunity to get exciting behind the scenes information!
Usually these events take place in LA, but I’ve traveled all over the country the past few years to interview the film makers, animators and actors and actresses that bring these stories to the big screen.
*I should mention that Oprah was with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling at the time, and it was a fantastic conversation, as you can imagine!
Other stand out celebrity interviews include:
My interview with Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
The REAL Moana
My interview with the REAL Moana – Auli’i Cravalho and her mother Puanani Cravalho. This all took place before she was known as Moana and it was a wonderful peek at their life before she became famous and how it changed their lives. Many people still ask me about this interview, who Auli’i’s mom is and how she got this role.
One thing I love about celebrity interviews is that it’s a very raw and real peek at the people behind the characters. There have been a few times when a celebrity was closed off, but for the most part – these have been very upbeat and exciting conversations with lots of laughs and some deep insight into their perspective on not only the movie they were staring in, but also some wonderful life perspective as well!
Another celebrity interview that I should probably mention is my interview with Michael Douglas and the cast of Ant-Man including stars Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lillyalong withmy interview with the “ANTourage” threesome of Michael Pena, T.I. and David Dastmalchian.
Interviewing John Cena for Playing with Fire. That was an exciting trip to Canada!
Celebrity interviews don’t always go as planned.
There was also that time that I got flowers from Melissa McCarthy because she had the flu and had to miss our interview. That turned out to be pretty cool too.