Monday, March 10, 2008

Charlize does more than Sleepwalking

Last Thursday was definitely not a sleepy night as there were many events to cover from the American Idol Top 12 to Eva Longoria hosting a restaurant opening. For me I ended up at the Directors Guild of America waiting patiently for Miss Charlize Theron to show up for "Sleepwalking." A film she stars in and produces.

Charlize looking lovely as always.

According to Yahoo's description of the movie, it goes a little something like this: " A moving drama about the deep familial bond that develops between a 30-year-old man and his young niece after the girl's mother suddenly leaves town. Forced out of her home after her boyfriend is arrested, Joleen Reedy (Charlize Theron) needs a place to stay with her 11-year-old daughter, Tara. She turns for help to her younger brother, James (Nick Stahl) --a simple and overly trusting man who doesn't hesitate to welcome them into his modest rental apartment. Almost as soon as she moves in, however, Joleen hits the road with another man. Utterly ill-equipped to be the sole guardian of an adolescent girl, James does his best to make his distraught niece happy. But before long, things spin out of control: he loses his road crew job and Tara (AnnaSophia Robb) is put into foster care. Additionally, old wounds from his emotionally abusive and sometimes violent father begin to reopen as James is forced to re-examine his life. That's when James makes a fateful decision that will bring his life full circle and force him to face his demons. He takes off with Tara and the pair assumes new identities as father and daughter. What starts out as a ploy to evade authorities takes on a deeper significance as James strives to become the dad Tara never had, and for the first time finds a true purpose in life. "

As we waited patiently for Charlize to show up, we were treated to the presence of Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, The Hills star Audrina Partridge, Susie & Cory Feldman, Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick, and Jud Tylor. From the movie, we also shot Dennis Hopper, AnnaSophia Robb, and Nick Stahl.

Audrina Partridge takes a break from "The Hills."

No gossip here as Ed Westwick makes his way through the red carpet.

The Feldmans sans Cory Haim. Thank god!

The funny thing about this premiere was the quickness the publicist had each star pose on the carpet. Charlize only had four step and repeat spots before she was ushered in to the lobby of the DGA. She was looking lovely in her black dress with her sultry eyes staring at my camera. I can still remember the day I did a 1:1 interview with Charlize for "Monster."

Charlize Theron's eyes are mesmerizing.

Young Anna Sophia Robb definitely is a young actress to reckon with. She's a nice young actress who patiently poses for the cameras. No attitude or anything of that sort.

AnnaSophia Robb is no demon child in this movie.

Nick Stahl was a cool cat also. I wish Cory and Susie Feldman posed more but they were rushed off the carpet almost as soon as they arrived. Dennis Hopper was a cool gentleman as he walked the carpet and took time to head back to his fans to sign autographs before he was ushered back to the red carpet to do video.

No longer hiding from cyborgs, Nick Stahl is a grown man.

Dennis Hopper with wife Victoria.

Unfortunately, Mr. Woody Harrelson didn't make it to the carpet and from our understanding wasn't planning to since we asked the security if he had a limo. No limo for Mr. Harrelson. That was our cue to blow the joint and "Sleepwalk" our way back to other events happening that night or go straight home to edit photos.

Until next time, "Over the Shoulder!"

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