I went with a friend of mine to a special Dolby Atmos screening and debuted my Merida cosplay. I'd been working on my Scottish accent and made sure to get into character before we arrived.
I was a bit disappointed with the reaction from my screening's audience. I only had 2 people ask to take photos and a handful even recognize who I was. I did have one adorable little boy behind me on line who was terrified of my hair. Poor thing.
After the screening, I was asked by one of the Dolby employees if they could take a picture and the insanity started.
I was asked by a number of groups before I left the theater to take pictures. When I finally made it outside, my friend stopped to take a photo of me on the stairs with the giant Brave poster in the background and I wound up with line after line of little kids asking to take pictures.
I love doing things like this for kids, so I was happy as a clam. I had a little conversation with each one and then took the photo. I also had a few grownups ask.
One little ball of energy ran up wearing a Brave shirt and jumped with excitement for a while (video on YouTube):
One group of lively teen/young adult ladies were blown away by my accent, claiming I was "perfect":
|**You can see these girls' adorable reactions to my appearance in the top right towards the end of the above video**|
One sweet little girl stood around and had a whole 10 minute conversation about archery and Angus (the horse) and Scotland. She asked where my mother was and why I didn't bring my bow and various other little movie-related questions.
I even had a cheerful older gentleman approach for his photo stating that his daughter insists these things are "childish", but he didn't agree (nor did I) ;)
One of my photographers happened to be a blogger himself and asked my permission to use the photo in a review he'll be writing for the movie (I'll link you all when it goes up). It was lovely to meet you, Sam Fernandez.
After the excitement calmed down, I walked to the mall where I visited the ladies' room and encountered a poor little girl who was afraid of being flushed down the toilet. I encouraged her through the stall wall to be brave and when we both exited I learned she had seen the movie the previous day and was extremely excited to see me.
|this poor little angel was so shy, but we got along just fine by the end of it|
|check my mad bottle holding skillz lol|
|it was the girl in greens' birthday! I'm so happy to have been able to celebrate with her :)|
If you happen to be one of the people pictured in this post or took a photo with (or of) me at the AMC Burbank 16 on June 23, please let me know so I can credit you accordingly (or add your photo).
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