Yes, I am in Hollywood and my vacation trip here has been an amazing experience so far, especially today as I had a chance to see not only one but three Hollywood stars in a day. First, in the morning, I joined the hand and footprint ceremony of Will Smith at the world’s famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Will Smith’s latest movie, I Am Legend, will be open across the States this coming Friday and this is a perfect time to honor his achievement. I was lucky enough to have a chance to shake hand with Will Smith after he decided to cross the road to greet the crowd who waited and cheered him up throughout the ceremony. By doing so and delivering a remarkable speech at the ceremony, I think that Will Smith proved himself to be a truly Hollywood star. Click on the link below to watch a video clip of his speech. (As I was recording this from the other side of the street, the quality of the video is not good because there was traffic blocking the view from time to time but the sound is audible.)
Here are some pictures I took…
Will Smith got out of his car and waved to the crowd. (Please do not mind my hand waving back at him…)
Will Smith crossed the road to greet the crowd.
I got to shake hand with him.
He was entertaining and friendly.
Look at the crowd!
In the evening, I went to Universal City Walk Hollywood and joined the world premier of the movie Charlie Wilson’s War starring three award-winning actors including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman. No, I didn’t have a chance to watch the movie but I could watch it later. The reason I went there was to watch the lead stars of the movie walking down the red carpet. Luckily, I could take a few good pictures of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts when they were giving an interview.
Last but not least, I have a short video clip of Julia Roberts when she gave an interview. Let’s check it out.
This concluded another day of my enjoyable trip in Hollywood. It’s definitely a home of the stars, literally!