This afternoon, Hollywood came to Dublin, as Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field and Steven Spielberg held the European premiere of the film in the Savoy Cinema, Dublin, as part of The Gathering Ireland 2013.
Sally Field was the first Hollywood legend to walk the red carpet. Field, an amazing actress and stunning woman, said she was thrilled to be in Dublin & that, Oscars or not, she has to fight hard for all of her roles!
Stephen Spielberg was next up. He took the time to talk to as many as possible on the red carpet (as did Sally and Daniel) as he was thrilled to be back in Ireland. Steven told me he still gets nervous on the film set. He doesn’t rest on his past successes – every film is like starting over. Spielberg also said that he appreciates all of his awards and the recognition.
Even though a bunch of mics were shoved into Steven Spielberg’s face, (there’s my spin mic in amongst it) he still made you feel like you were the only one in the room he was talking to!
Daniel Day Lewis, the man we have to thank for getting these amazing stars and this fabulous night to Dublin, was last, but not least. He told me he was really excited, that against all odds, he was able to make an occasion of Lincoln’s opening in Ireland/Europe. And he is even more pleased that it is all in honour of, and to raise funds for, the much needed Wicklow Hospice.
One of my favourite photos I took at this Premiere is this one. Check out Sally and Daniel having a laugh in the background – & of course the legend in the foreground 🙂
Hollywood Stars like this don’t come to town often, and as a result, many of Ireland’s own came to the Savoy to celebrate, and help raise vital funds for the Wicklow Hospice.
The Edge and his wife Morleigh were in attendance. They posed for photos, acknowledged the media, but unfortunately did not stop to chat.
Bono and Ali followed The Edge and Morleigh. With all the flashbulbs that go off when Bono comes into the room, there’s no doubt why he always has to wear the glasses.
Great Irish Director Jim Sheridan also turned up to watch the film and catch up with his old buddy Steven. Jim told me that no matter how much work he gets in Hollywood, he will always live in Ireland! He is working on his next film Sherriff Street.
Lincoln even managed to get President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina to the cinema! He is thrilled to have such an event in Ireland to support the Gathering.
Big Kudos to Daniel Day Lewis for bringing Lincoln and the stars home with him! It’s an afternoon we won’t be forgetting in a hurry!