A long time ago, in a New Jersey home far, far away. OK, not that far, but you get the picture. There was an 8 year old girl who enjoyed watching sci-fi shows and movies with her dad. One day, he bestowed upon her a New Hope…a saga that would change her life forever. That was the first time I watched Star Wars.
My dear dad introduced me to my favorite movie saga of all time. For this, I owe him everything. I know this to be true. Like a fairy tale story, I found a fellow Star Wars fan, married him, and we’re currently raising kiddos that love Star Wars just as much as we did when we were their age.
So, I am over the D
eath Star moon excited about the Star Wars press junket I’m about to endure over the next 4 days. As you read this, I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles for a once-in-a-lifetime event. An event my 8 year old self could only dream of. She’d be so proud.
I’ll be experiencing this excitement with 24 other amazing bloggers, and yes, we will be meeting some of the big power players in the new film, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Who will we be interviewing? Well, let’s see:
Producer & President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy
Director, Writer & Producer J.J. Abrams
Oscar Isaac (“Poe Dameron”)
Lupita Nyong’o (“Maz Kanata”)
John Boyega (“Finn”)
Daisy Ridley (“Rey”)
Harrison Ford (“Han Solo”)
But wait! There’s more!
While we’ll experience the Star Wars Press Junket, we also get to spend time with the amazing team behind the highly anticipated Disney animated film, Zootopia. Directors Byron Howard & Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer will present some exclusive footage, and answer our questions about their role in creating the film. Writer and Co-Director Jared Bush, Writer Phil Johnston, Co-Head of Story Josie Trinidad and Head of Editorial Fabienne Rawley will take us on the unique journey of creating “Zootopia,” from script to story sketches to the editing room. THEN, we’ll have the opportunity to ask Head of Animation Renato dos Anjos and Animation Supervisors Nathan Engelhardt, Jennifer Hager and Chad Sellers how slow sloths really are, how a giraffe runs, and how a Tiger dances…wait, what? The talented artists of the animation team merged animal and human behavior to create the unique and varied performances of the animals of Zootopia. I can’t wait to ask them about the creation of Judy Hopps. I’m pretty sure she’s my soul sister.
Hold up! Our #StarWarsEvent #ABCEvent experience doesn’t end there!
Agent Carter Set Visit
We will also visit Agent Peggy Carter and the rest of the SSR on the Agent Carter set. We’ll tour the set and the costume department (my favorite), chat with Executive Producers, and meet with two of your favorite Agent Carter characters. Actors Hayley Atwell (“Agent Peggy Carter”) & James D’Arcy (“Edwin Jarvis”) will meet us on set, and answer our questions about season 2 of this popular ABC series. If you’re an Agent Carter fan, you’re probably squealing right now.
Season 20 of The Bachelor
I wish I could tell you that our visit to the Agent Carter set is the topping. We’ll also be meeting with Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, to chat about the 20th season and attend the most dramatic brunch ever. I can’t wait.
Galavant – Season 2
Did you watch the first season of Galavant? If you have a love of musicals mixed with comedy, this show is for you. We’ll have a special preview screening of the season 2 premiere, then we’ll meet with Executive Producers Dan Fogelman & Kat Likkel, and Timothy Omundson (“King Richard”). I anticipate someone breaking out into song. It won’t be a Disney experience without a sing-a-long!
Be sure to follow our experience on Twitter via the #StarWarsEvent and #ABCEvent hashtags. Also, if you have ANY questions you think we should ask anyone we’ll be meeting, comment below or tweet me! I’ll do my best to ask your question.
This will be a day (or days) long remembered. Believe that.
Be sure to follow these accounts for all the inside scoop over the next few days:
https://twitter.com/starwars (#StarWars & #TheForceAwakens)
Disclosure: I’m attending this all expense paid media trip on behalf of Disney.