Update

Hi everyone!

I would like to apologize for not posting anything new over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been seeing and doing a lot of great things, but for the past couple of weekends I chose to fully immerse myself in my experiences instead of living behind the camera. I do love to take pictures and I do enjoy sharing my experiences with you all, but I think it’s sometimes best to take a little break from the continuous documentation of my activities.

I would also like to thank the Hurley’s, from the bottom of my heart, for kindly welcoming me into their home last weekend, and my parents for visiting me this past weekend. I had such a great time experiencing England with all of you! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as well!

Here are some pictures that I took on my phone over the past couple of weeks:

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Glastonbury
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Exeter
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An emotional day for me… the last installment of the Hunger Games series….(I was also a spectator at the red carpet for the UK premiere a couple of weeks before)
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Opposing weather conditions (view from the Waterloo Bridge)
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Southbank Christmas Market
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The Imperial War Museum (my favorite museum in London thus far)
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Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park… The best festival I have ever been to! (I really wish I could come back to experience this every December)

There are some more pictures on my Instagram: edenjayne31

(You can also see the most recent Instagram postsย on the sidebar of this blog)

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Lights, Camera, Action (“The Martian” European Premiere)!

Londonย is a beautifulย mix of New York City and Los Angeles (significantly older of course). The magic of this cityย partially resides in the fact that all of the UK entertainment industries are booming in one place, ultimately granting me and all of its inhabitants incredible opportunities such as attending movie premieres in the midst of fashion week. It’s so exciting to see so many big events from varying industries happening at the same time in the same place!

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The Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square

Yesterday evening I took advantage of living in this city by attending the red carpet event for the European premiere of “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wig, and many other talented actors. Of course they were accompanied by the director of the film, Ridley Scott.

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My friend and I managed to get an incredible spot in the front row at the end of the red carpet. We were just a few feet away as we watched several cars pull up, and one by one, each star made their appearance. More excitingly, we were able to watch each star (right in front of us) as they were interviewed by Jim Chapman, one of the hosts for the evening.

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Matt Damon’s Interview
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Kate Mara’s Interview

The entire atmosphere was exciting and glamorous. I was truly amazed to see how genuinely happy the actors were to be there and I was overjoyed to see their efforts to make as many fans happy as possible. For me, the most magical moment of the evening was when Matt Damon was signing a page in my journal. He looked up, right into my eyes, and said, “Hi,” with a huge smile on his face. I will never forget that moment! I also got an autograph from Jessica Chastain who is not only beautiful, but extremely kind.

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Kristen Wig was geting flustered because she was trying to meet as many fans as possible but she kept getting called over to do interviews and take take pictures for the media.
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Jessica Chastain (I lover her gown!)

I’m looking forward to experiencing more amazing events like this during my stay here in a big city, especially the Mockingjay Part 2 premiere on November 5th!

P.S. When Jim Chapman initially arrived before the event officially began, I recognized him immediately and smiled and waved. He noticed me and happily returned a very sweet smile and wave. I’m a fan of his (he is a Youtube personality that I watch regularly), so that was also another nice moment of the evening that I will never forget.

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