***I’m going to start off by apologizing if this is incoherent or rambly. I think some of the adrenaline from last night is still pumping through my veins, and mixed with my exhaustion this could be funny ***
Last night, I was fortunate enough to attend the Divergent red carpet event and early showing of the movie in Chicago with Anna, Heidi, and Ashlee. I’m still shocked we were able to get tickets so quickly (thanks, Heidi!) and I was a little nervous what the whole night would entail. My worrying was for nothing because the entire night was AMAZING!!!
The night kicked off with some Jimmy John’s while standing in line (as you do).
Then we made our way over to the red carpet. We were very lucky to find prime spots right where the actors walked out.
The first person to walk the carpet was our very own Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He was incredibly nice, shaking everyone’s hands and making a joke about why we didn’t come out for the Polar Plunge (because I’m a wuss, Rahm)
Then the actor who played Molly in Dauntless came out, followed by…Veronica Roth and Ansel Elgort!!
They were both so gracious and nice, and I was so impressed with how cool and calm they both seemed. I’d probably be a sweaty, bumbling mess but they handled all the screaming and craziness with grace.
The insanity really started when Theo James and Shailene Woodley came out. I spoke to Shailene briefly and she was so sweet, but when Theo was in front of me I sort of just stood there and gaped. Oops. I’m sorry, but he’s just so pretty.
I got everyone’s autograph except for Theo’s, and now my copy of Divergent will have a prime spot on my bookshelf.
Okay, now for the movie. This won’t be spoilery, but if you don’t want to hear anything about it, stop reading now…
It was PERFECT. The actors were exactly how I pictured the characters, the settings were stunning, and the chemistry was off the charts. Chicago was made to look rundown and gross, but it was still beautiful and so well done. I could not be more happy with this YA adaptation after the duds we’ve seen lately. I will be going to the movie again when it opens on March 21, and probably again after that.
Big thanks to everyone involved that made this premiere possible and a memorable night for all of us!