*UNLOCKED FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY*
I know I have a million and one things to write about, but I'm just going to quickly post about the Star Trek premiere in Sydney last night. To be short-but-sweet it was a balmy night with very little crowd, which was surprising as we were a little late
but still about 2 hours early after being kicked out of the hotel
. The guys spent nearly an hour down at the start of the red carpet signing autographs and speaking to various people. Zachary Quinto spoke to Richard Wilkins for a good 15mins (all of which 2 mins of this was aired and only about the Leonard Nimoy thing which everyone
has heard about already surely)and then he went BACK to him and we were all "Zach, c'mon!" He was Billy Boyding that carpet, really. Not a single person missed out down there I don't think. Which made for very limited time for us on the stairs - he didn't reach us until about 6:30pm, and what was worse was that a SWARM of ppl came up the stairs at that point in time engulfing all of them. I have to say Eric Bana walked the carpet the smartest of them all (and his wife was gorgeous to boot - we were all fangirling her dress but none of us knew her name so we could call her over and tell her!).
But back to the stars... Karl Urban was fantastically attentive to everyone. Zach seemed to be enjoying himself for the most part down the bottom, Chris we could barely see, and poor John Cho got ignored by most people. We were fully focused on Zach so when we saw him coming (and the crowd beginning to swallow him) all 5 of us - me, Zarina, Gen, Sherrie & Jess - shouted "ZACH!" (not to mention we had the aided help of a German guy called Christian who was there more just to chat with us than for the stars LOL). This was enough to grab his attention, and we kept calling and waving him over so he could locate his fanbase. And then once he was over there was a million and one things blurted out, but I do remember that we all practically pointed at Zarina and went "ZARINA!" and he threw his arms out (seriously, I thought he was going to hug her for a minute there!) and said "I met you in Paris! In France!" and we were all rejoicing the reunion of Zacharina! LOL Gen & Zarina had 2 missions - the first completed, the 2nd was to try and organise to give him his present (they had spent the day gathering very daggy Australian souveniors for him) but he was being pulled away *queue video* and only returned long enough to get photos with Gen, Zarina & Jess before racing off (sad I was, I missed out *sob*).
Whilst we watched him race around and Jess frantically tried to get John Cho's attention (which ultimately failed), I think it was Gen who managed to flag Chris Pine and get him over to us. He took one look at the Spock picture on the cover of Zarina's magazine and burst out laughing, then couldn't resist turning and mocking Zach about it *queue 2nd video* I tell you, Chris Pine was an absolute delight XD Mind you they were all so late now that the interviewers on the platform above took priority and they were dragged away leaving us with very little time with them at all :(
My pictures are mostly poor (thanks to distance and the guy in front of me who kept getting in the way and rocking the fence, and leaving me with the edge of one step to stand on so I had great difficulty keeping balance - especially with my bad foot *is seeing a doctor today about this*), but I've tried to upload the best or most noteworthy and put my videos up as well (score that I got Zach in the 2nd one and didn't even realise he was in frame in the background! LOL)
Obligatory "WE ARE HERE" shot (I had a list to keep that Ade gave me LOL)
J.J. Abrams (clearest shot I got of down there, and only one I got of JJ)
NZ actor Karl Urban strikes up a huge cheer (he was gearing up the crowd the whole night to make himself seem more popular XD Was cute) and other antics which Zach found highly amusing
Rove McManus (OZ TVs answer to David Letterman - but better IMHO). Tasma was there too btw but I couldn't get a clear shot of her.
Chris signs a poster on Zach's back. We were amused by this XD
Eric Bana ♥ ♥ ♥ (I was a little disappointed I had nothing for him to sign :$ )
Eric Bana again (he had to go back down the stairs for the official photos, then came right back up again - so he did the stairs twice - gotta love him!)
Obligatory butt shot - and Chris Pine's butt at that! (Wasn't asked for, but it's a running joke with me and Zarina now so she told me to do it :P )
Zach trying to give us an answer as to who to give his present to, and then returning for photos.
Zach takes another picture with fans (could call this the Zacharina shot! LOL - unfortunately Zach kept turning his back to me so all the 2 person shots are on other ppl's cameras)
Chris pine mocks Zachary's Spock magazine cover
Zach and Chris Pine talking to the media
Sunrise's James Tobin talks to John Cho (I didn't recognise it was James til they showed this on tv this morning *headdesk* And I'm always going on about how hot he is!)
Karl Urban (I remember all 3 guys were in a row and I was trying to get that shot) & Zach Quinto