The first ever red carpet movie premiere happened in Hollywood on this date 100 years ago! We’re celebrating this day by looking back at my very first red carpet, for Herbie: Fully Loaded, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood a little over 17 years ago.
Back in 2005, I was just 8 years old. Although I was pretty nervous, I think it turned out great. Some people didn’t know what to make of this tiny girl reporter at a big Hollywood event, but just about everybody was as nice as they could be. Looking back, it’s pretty incredible that I got to interview Michael Keaton my first time out. Justin Long was so nice, and Thomas Lennon was so funny. It was my first time (of many) talking to Aly & AJ, who were always so sweet! I’ve done many more red carpets at the El Capitan, and learned more with each event, but this one will always be extra special to me.