The hottest hollywood stars and the fans took over Sydney’s Luna Park last night for the The Australian premiere for Peter Berg‘s Battleship with pop singer Rihanna, the stunning Brooklyn Decker, New Zealand’s John Tui and heartthrob Taylor Kitsch walking the red carpet.
Obviously, we meet tons of fans waiting at the red carpet and many of them arrived very early to the venue, some of them even camping from 4 am in order to get close to their idols, being Rihanna the one who attracted most of the crowd, with Riri’s die-hard fans everywhere, wearing t-shirts, holding signs and even carrying huge teddy bears for the singer who is debuting as an actress in the film, while Aussie DJ duo The Faders played some tracks in order to keep the crowd warm.
The Australian navy was also present at the venue, in a flawless display from our proud navy troops around, giving an amazing touch to the event.
The stars of the film, arrived in a boat around 6:30 pm, being Rihanna the first one who started with the round of interviews. Moreover, all the media this time was separated from the fans, in a very cool set up that we tough was the best idea ever made, because in that way the stars will have the whole time for us and for the fans as well with no distractions. However, something funny happened, because after Rihanna was done with the very few interviews she did, dismissing a lot of media outlets there, the media area technically started to be dismantled, with some staff taking off the ropes and letting some random people get into our spots and what make the matters worst, all the rest of the stars were half way on the media area and were rushed to the photo wall in order to follow Rihanna, so we were forced to share questions with another outlets and get some answers while the stars and the director were walking.
Despite that, we had the chance to speak with the very friendly New Zealand actor John Tui, who was extremely happy and proud of being part of the film, where he plays the role of ‘The Beast’, and let us tell you that we saw the film and he is so far one of the best ones on the movie as a bad ass sidekick of Kitsch’s character Hooper. Check what Tui told us below:
SR. Congratulations for the film mate, really well done from your side. Can you tell us, how was this big jump from Tv to a big hollywood blockbuster full of special effects like Battleship?
John Tui: “Was amazing mate, I love acting and this experience was unreal for me, I was very honoured to be part of this cast were everyone treated me as an equal and you know, being from new Zealand, being from Down Under was just great to be there representing our side of the world”
SR. Were you concerned when you heard you will play alongside huge stars like Liam Neeson and a Tv hit like Alexander Skarsgård?
John Tui: “Liam is the man, is the only thing I`ve to say, he is just great in what he does!, and Alexander was very cool and funny, the first time we meet each other and i`ve arrived to the set he told me: Hey Bro, you have such a huge luggage we should exchange…where are you from!?…and i told him. I`m from New Zealand…he is awesome to work with, especially because I`m a True Blood fan ha ha ha.”
After John, Rihanna walked pass us, rushing to the photo wall. However, we fight against photographers, security and other outlets in order to get some quick words in a real battle of microphones and cameras, while she was leaving and she answer one of our questions in a very quick way.
SR. Hey Rihanna…what was the best thing while filming Battleship?
Later on, she also added to more people while she was walking that she was very happy with the opportunity Peter Berg gave her and to the staff who helped her while filming, especially to her stunts doubles:
Rihanna: “I’m a control freak, so if I didn`t like like the stunts I do it myself…I`d two ones of those pretty bad ass people to do stunts for me too and one of them was great”
Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker were the last ones, and obviously they were forced to not stop for many of us there, because they were late, still both of them were cool enough to give us a short interview while waiting to jump on the photo wall and they even posed for a photo with us after that…Thanks Guys!.
SR. Hi Taylor, thanks for stop for us!. Just quick question: after your experience in a huge blockbuster like John Carter (that we personally loved) how was filming in the open sea in another film full of special effects like Battleship?
Taylor Kitsch: “yeah, we shot a lot in the water in the middle of the production in the ocean with green screens, and the best thing of work with those screens and the result of the film is that it feels extremely real!”
The stunning Brooklyn Decker also had a quick word with us, dismissing the people telling her that she had no time.
SR. Hi Brooklyn, just a general question before you go. Tell us the best thing of being part of Battleship
Brooklyn Decker: “I loved it, it was so much fun doing the film, and Peter (Berg) was great with us. The cast was awesome, and we helped a lot to each other and I also was able to do some great action scenes”
At the end, we got a short word from Director Peter Berg, regarding the film
“The film was fun to do, I`m very proud of the results and the cast was amazing…I really appreciate the hard work of everyone involved in the film”
Here enjoy some postcards of the venue below:
Battleship opens April 12, 2012