I was just 8 years old, and so excited to be a reporter at the world premiere of Herbie: Fully Loaded. The carpet at the El Capitan was decked out with a finish line, the real Herbie and lots of look-alikes (actual cars on the red carpet!). I was so excited to be at a Disney event! I hoped to interview Lindsay Lohan, but even though I didn’t, I met many wonderful people who did give me their time that day. I’m so glad it went well, because that one day encouraged me to continue as an entertainment reporter. I have covered hundreds of movie premiere red carpets and other events, and am still doing it, almost 10 years later.
Special thanks to Michael Keaton, Justin Long, Aly & AJ, Thomas Lennon and George Lopez for their kindness and patience. And to my cameraman, Mark Pontius, who went on to become an actual rock star (Foster the People).