Walking The Red Carpet for the Queen of Katwe Premiere #QueenofKatweEvent


One of the coolest experiences I had while being in Los Angeles for the #QueenofKatweEvent was getting to walk the red carpet for the movie premiere. This is my second red carpet with Disney. Last year I got to walk the Cinderella red carpet which was a dream. This year I was on my own for makeup and hair so I was a little nervous. I think I did well though. You should also check out my review of the Queen of Katwe movie!

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Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23 expanding wide September 30, 2016. It is a lovely movie and I recommend everyone to go see it immediately! We got to meet the stars of the movie earlier in the day of the premiere so it was cool to be able to wave at them and several of the younger stars recognized us! Or they seemed to. They all looked fantastic at the premiere.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Executive Vice President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios, Tendo Nagenda, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey, actors Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo, Director Mira Nair, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, actor Martin Kabanza, Chess Coach and Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda, Robert Katende, chaperone Mark Mugwana, Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi and Producer John Carls arrives at the U.S. premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. On September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Tendo Nagenda; Sean Bailey; Lupita Nyong'o; Madina Nalwanga; David Oyelowo; Mira Nair; Alan Horn; Martin Kabanza; Robert Katende; Mark Mugwana; Phiona Mutesi; John Carls
HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R)  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Tendo Nagenda; Sean Bailey; Lupita Nyong’o; Madina Nalwanga; David Oyelowo; Mira Nair; Alan Horn; Martin Kabanza; Robert Katende; Mark Mugwana; Phiona Mutesi; John Carls

The carpet was a dark shade of red this time and it was a lot smaller than the Cinderella one. It was cooler though because smaller means we got to bump elbows with more people! I love red carpets because everyone is soooo dressed up and the dresses and outfits are so wonderful. I got my dress at Torrid. Some of the bloggers I was with had theirs made for them. I loved all them. Everyone looked amazing.

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After we finished watching the movie, we all walked across the street to the Hard Rock Cafe for the Queen of Katwe after party. I had never been to an after party before so I was nervous but excited! It was also quite packed and smelled so amazing. They had food on the bottom floor and it looked so good. I have to admit that I didnt eat any. I was nervous and wearing spanx. Enough said. We got over there around 9ish and walked around until almost 11. The only famous person selfie I got was with Josh Peck. Everyone else I saw was mobbed so I just left them alone. I managed to catch him as he was walking out the door.

About 30 minute before we left I saw everyone gathering where the food had been on the bottom floor. So I walked down to find that the stars of the Queen of Katwe movie were having a dance off right there! I stayed on the edges but I danced right in my spot with them.

Madina Nalwanga and Martin Kabanza dances with Disney's Tendo Nagenda dance at the U.S. premiere of Disney's Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita NyongÕo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016...(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Madina Nalwanga and Martin Kabanza dances with Disney’s Tendo Nagenda dance at the U.S. premiere of Disney’s Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita NyongÕo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016…(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Lupita Nyong’o even joined them for a bit. She looked amazing. I was dancing inches from her. But she did have bodyguards so I was right beside him. Some of the bloggers I was with got in the circle and got to dance with the kids and Mira Nair who directed the movie!

I am happy to have been a part of something so lovely. I hope everyone takes time to go see this amazing Disney movie. It will have a limited release on September 23 expanding wide September 30, 2016. It will make you cry and open your heart.

 


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 10, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

7 thoughts on “Walking The Red Carpet for the Queen of Katwe Premiere #QueenofKatweEvent”

  1. This looks like such a good movie. I want to see this inspiring movie and the actors in this movie are great. Another great movie from Disney!

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