I can't believe how many fans have turned out to see The Hunger Games! I went to the very first show at midnight with a small group of friends, then did it again Friday night with about 60 friends and family members, including Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi (well, he dropped by at the beginning of the movie) and my aunt, who surprised me by flying in from New York. Afterwards, we hit up Ben & Jerry's. Yes, The Hunger Games made us all scream for ice cream!
It was a long, crazy day because I did two TV interviews, one with Sam Rubin from KTLA's morning news program in L.A., and and the other with E! News. Sam was so much fun and such a good interviewer. Before I went on at about 8:20, he tweeted, "Psyched to have Hunger Games star @amandlastenberg with us live in minutes... quick, which leading lady does Amandla really look like?" Can you guess? My family keeps teasing me about one answer I gave: Sam asked, "So, how does one become a good tree climber?" Me: "You climb trees repeatedly." While at KTLA, I also got to see anchor Michaela Perreira, who was the moderator for a panel I did for Justine magazine at GirlTopia a few months ago.
Keep reading to see which costars I saw Thursday night!
I wore my own earrings because these studs were perfect for school girl Cataleya!
Thanks to everyone who's gone to see Colombiana, and to all the repeaters! I'm really grateful to the reviewers, especially The New York Times, who've said such nice things about my performance. It's been amazing! Next, the movie opens in England. Hope everyone goes to see it!
So excited to read the reviews of my very first movie, Colombiana, in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. The movie doesn't come out until August 26 in the United States, but it was released in France on July 27. There are billboards all over the place and friends have seen the ads on TV. Check out the reviews for yourself and go see Colombiana opening weekend. I play Zoe Saldana's character, Cataleya Restrepo, as a child, and I got to do some awesome stunts after training with David Belle, who created Parkour. Talk about working with the best! ...