The Watchmen Premiere
March 2, 2009
|The Nite Owl Ship on the Yellow Carpet|
This week\’s Flashback Friday post (not that I have weekly FBF posts, lol) is from March of 2009, when I stood along the barricades for the Watchmen premiere with a group of friends.
|The yellow carpet in front of the Chinese Theater entrance.|
It had been raining so they had tarps covering the bright yellow carpet. I only had my point and shoot camera back then, so most of my pictures came out blurry. It was also dark by the time the stars arrived to the premiere.
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan heading to the fan barricades|
Two things stood out most for me from that night.
First, Jeffrey Dean Morgan asked if he could take my friend\’s silver Sharpie and promised to give it back (they always promise to give it back, but never do), and she let him take it to sign for other fans. Then when he finished signing, he started walking across the street and my friend yelled, \”Jeffrey!! You took my pen!\” He had his back to us, but you could see him look at his right hand and his head dropped. He turned around and crossed the street back to us to give her the pen. It was hilarious and so awesome of him to return it himself.
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan returning my friend\’s Sharpie.|
Second, there is an English language school in the area of Hollywood and Highland, and the students were getting out of class just as the stars were arriving. One of the students was behind me and handed Patrick Wilson her textbook to sign (they weren\’t prepared and I don\’t think she even knew who he was). He looked up at her and asked if she was sure she wanted him to sign it. She said \”yes\” and nodded emphatically. He just said, \”okay\” with a small shake of his head, and signed away. I was laughing.
It was a very fun evening with some great friends. I did get Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson\’s autographs on a large poster, which I gave to a friend to raffle off at a fundraiser about 3 years ago.