I always consider myself lucky. But I didn't know I was very lucky! Thanks to some wonderful friends, I was able to attend the press conference held for SALT with no less than today's biggest female star in Hollywood! A-n-g-e-l-i-n-a ....as in Jolie!
How lucky can a fan be?
Like most of her fans, I love watching Angelina's action movies...from her characters Lara Croft (Tomb Raider, Cradle of Life), to Jane Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), to Fox (Wanted), and now, Evelyn Salt! And when I read somewhere a month ago the she was coming to Seoul to promote her new movie, SALT, I knew I had to get a glimpse of her somewhere, somehow.
Lucky me! I got a pass into her presscon!
And she was just stunning and GOR-JEE-YUS! She wore a leather-y, strapless black gown which looked heavy from afar; her hair just let down on her back and shoulders. Under the lights she glowed! And with the camera flashes bathing her when she came in, she looked like an apparition!
I just couldn't believe my eyes...Angelina Jolie was standing in front of me!
Well, as it was a press conference, everyone wanted to ask her a question. People raising their hands to be recognized by the Korean emcee, who then, had to interpret questions if they were in Korean. There were some good questions, some bad questions, and some silly ones.
She spoke of the movie, her kids, her penchant for doing drama and action films, and her respect for mothers who were juggling career and family. Other than that, I couldn't really remember what the other questions were because....nobody was actually paying attention to the questions! I wasn't.
My attention and camera were on her and her voice. I tried to slowly take in the fact that I was in the same room as Angelina Jolie. Hahaha! Her responses to the questions were direct and very diplomatic. Her phrasing was perfect and her choice of words spot-on! She is truly a gifted actress and the perfect ambassador for UNHRC.
Too bad, the presscon was just for an hour, and the experience had to end. But while it lasted, I tried to enjoy and tried to take lots of photos!
Though the presscon was over, I had another chance to see her that day -- at the SALT premiere!