Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. 

What a whirlwind of a trip that I just returned home from.

In today’s post, I’m sharing my red carpet premiere experience for “The BFG”. I had a ton of fun!

First, though, let me catch you up on what “The BFG” is all about.

The BFG Movie Poster

About “The BFG”

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.


“The BFG” will be in theaters on July 1, 2016.

Red Carpet Movie Premiere

Okay, let’s get on to fancy red carpet! Let’s start first with the dress because let’s be honest, it’s all about the dress.

Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark on The BFG Red Carpet Movie Premiere Event

The official dress code for this event was “summer chic” and this flowy Free People dress fit my interpretation. It kept me cool in the hot L.A. sun (oh my, was it hot) and it was also extremely comfortable walking up and down the red carpet. A good find from Free People, for sure!

The BFG Movie Premiere at El Capitan

Each experience I’ve had on the Disney red carpet have been a unique one. Most times, I’m quickly rushed down the walk by security, which can make the total time on the red carpet a rather short one.

However, this night was a bit different as I had plenty of time to pose for photos, celebrity scout (I didn’t get too lucky this time around), and just take in the special moment.

While I didn’t run into these celebrities myself (though I did interview most of them earlier that day), the media did catch a few glimpses of them, so I’ve included a few pics for your viewing pleasure.

Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill on The BFG Red Carpet

Rebecca Hall at The BFG Movie Premiere on Red Carpet

Jemaine Clement on the Red Carpet for The BFG Movie Premiere

Penelope Wilton at The BFG Movie Premiere Red Carpet

Bill Hader on The BFG Red Carpet Movie Premiere

Jemaine Clement on the Red Carpet for The BFG World Premiere Movie

Mark Rylance on The BFG Movie Premiere on Red Carpet

Ruby Barnhill on Red Carpet for The BFG Premiere

Oh! In case you missed it, I also went live on my Facebook page from the event, too. You can watch it below. 🙂

Stay tuned for my interview posts next week!

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles.