Thanks to friends in high places, our very own Charlotte Huang attended the Divergent premiere in Los Angeles last night. Here’s her account of what sounds like an amazing evening, complete with photos!
Fifteen Fun Facts from the Divergent Premiere
(I owe a huge thank you to my friend who hooked this up!)
7. If you win an Olympic medal, you have to carry it with you at all times because you’ll be asked to produce it approximately every five seconds.
By the way, this is probably the closest I’ll ever get to touching an actual Olympic medal and it was almost as exciting for me as being at the premiere!
9. Don’t drink anything, preferably for several hours leading up to the premiere.
Bathroom lines are very long, even for people who are in the movie. (I stood in line behind the actress who plays Molly.)
10. Wear comfortable shoes or get your feet used to being tortured ahead of time. After two hours of standing, my poor feet couldn’t take it anymore and I had to go sit before Theo James arrived. So sorry, no picture. Yes, I hate myself, too.
(Ed note: NO THEO JAMES PICTURE? THIS IS MADNESS. To fill this epic void, we provided a photo of our own, because THEO JAMES.)
11. Don’t go hungry or else sneak in snacks. Premieres are very long (about six hours) and chances are you’ll be eating popcorn for dinner.
I’m paraphrasing, but in one interview she said something along the lines of, when you create a work of art and then put it out into the world, it’s no longer yours.
Sounds like great advice on doing your work then letting go!
15. Premieres are fun and I had an amazing time but opening night is the true fan experience. There were so many parts where I wanted to cheer or clap but the audience was filled with industry people, not necessarily people who love these books with a passion.
I went to the Twilight movies and Hunger Games on opening night so I was craving that level that dedication and insanity. I might have to sneak out on Friday night to get my fan fix!
Okay, if we weren’t excited enough about going to see Divergent (and oh, we were), we’re even more excited now. Thanks again to Charlotte, and let’s all be sure to buy tickets to see Divergent on Friday, and support YA book-to-movie adaptations!
Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband.
Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of FOR THE RECORD (Delacorte, 2015).