One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is having movie studios within driving distance. I remember getting in to see tapings of Married with Children, Boy Meets World and Brotherly Love when I was a little tween. Now in my 30s, I'm back at it! I have two fun shows coming up next week: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson featuring Anne Rice (dream come true!) and Friend Me (a brand new sitcom with McLovin').
This week, though, my boyfriend got us tickets to a special screening of Cloud Atlas thanks to Nerdist! This event wasn't exactly in our backyard, so after a long drive we arrived at the Burbank AMC theatres. Seeing as how we gulped a bunch of coffee in the car, we were a little anxious to find a bathroom. Unfortunately, the movie theatre wasn't letting anyone in yet. Fortunately, we were directed to a nearby Chipotle which was a serendipitous directive because ...
My boyfriend met Todd Giebenhain from Raising Hope in the men's room! How random is that?? Joe did his usual low key celeb introduction and simply let him know that he enjoys his work. Todd Giebenhain then reached out and shook his still-wet-just-washed-hand! As we were heading out, Joe whispered a quick retelling of his restroom adventures. I looked over and there he was, the awesomely strange dude from Raising Hope, looking back at us.
I rarely spot celebrities. Everyone else does, but my celeb radar must be broken. When they're pointed out to me, I can't help but trip off of how surreal it is to see someone who visits my living room each week via flat screen manifest into a real person who does the same mundane tasks as me.
Anyway, we finally made it to Cloud Atlas which was absolute eye candy - from Chris Hardwick introducing the movie to the film itself ;) It was an indulgent 3 hours full of spectacular makeup artistry and stellar acting. I loved the movie so much that I immediately got the book for my Kindle! The book is always better than the movie, right?!
Did you read the book or see the movie?