Yesterday will forever be known as the day I watched a movie with Harry Potter.
Alright, well not with him, but in the same theatre as him, which I think is still pretty cool.
My friend Lisa works for a PR company in Toronto, and she sometimes gets to do exciting things involving celebs (she once spent an entire day with Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo, no joke). She called me up at work yesterday afternoon and randomly asked me if I would be interested in going to the premiere of The Woman In Black with her that evening, as she had an extra ticket.
I had actually just seen a preview for the movie the day before, and I was intrigued to see Daniel Radcliffe in a role that was not Harry Potter. It is no secret that I love anything to do with Harry Potter. Actually, yesterday morning after seeing Cely’s awesome post on Harry Potter paraphernalia, I was inspired to start my own Harry Potter item board on Pinterest.
Coincidentally that was just a few hours before I got Lisa’s call.
I have been to one premiere with Lisa before, for The Private Life of Pippa Lee, and it was a good time, so that coupled with my love of Harry Potter made me say HELL YES.
The premiere of The Private Life of Pippa Lee was nothing compared to the premiere of The Woman In Black, let me tell you. First of all, no one famous was at Pippa Lee, so I didn’t have high expectations for this either. I knew Daniel Radcliffe showing up was a possibility, but I didn’t really expect it to happen. And I definitely didn’t expect to see him.
But we did! We saw him almost right away, and I was able to snap that pic of him.
But that is only half of his beautiful face, so here’s a better one that I stole from Twitter.
I was practically vibrating I was so excited.
After we made our way into the theatre and found seats, I thought that might be the last we’d see of Daniel. But nope, he totally came into the theatre and introduced the movie for about 10 minutes, sat down in the seats with everyone and watched it, and did a half-hour Q&A afterwards. My phone was hijacked, but this pic of the Q+A was on Alliance Films’ Twitter page:
Before tonight I loved Harry Potter, but now I have to say, I seriously love Daniel Radcliffe (I loved him when he hosted SNL a couple weeks ago as well). He is so nerdy awesome. He seemed to just really be himself, which was geeky, slightly awkward, and pretty ridiculously cute (I don’t mean like Jason Priestley or JTT cute – I mean I wanted to run up there, pinch his cheeks, and then carry him out of the theatre new bride-syle). He was also surprisingly very funny.
The movie itself was absolutely terrifying. I jumped about a million times and definitely had some tingly fear adrenaline going on. I was legit scared. Lisa almost knocked our entire bag of Skittles into our laps during one particularly scary scene, and she also snuggled into me numerous times (I liked it).
I haven’t been that scared in a movie since I saw The Ring, which terrified me so badly that afterwards I had to unplug the TV in my bedroom and throw a blanket over it so the girl couldn’t crawl out of the well and then through my TV and into my bed.
I told Lisa I felt less scared having Daniel in the theatre with us, since clearly he is alive and well, and the big bad lady in black didn’t get him.
So in closing, since it is now 1am, last night (tonight?) was awesome. Just the most awesome thing ever.
After seeing our freaky eyes in this picture, I do kind of believe in ghosts. Thank you so much for bringing me Lis!