Throwback Thorsday!

According to Facebook time hop, it is two years to the day since the Thor: The Dark World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square.

So what better post to write than a Throwback Thorsday.

This premiere was one that I was not expecting to be very successful at. On the day itself I was at work till 11am, only around the corner from Leicester Sq thankfully, but I still arrived so much later than I usually would have done. I was 111th in line ( the things that stick in my memory…)

The queue looped around Leicester Square and was very excitable. By then I was not expecting to get a barrier place, and as a short person that can be an issue, but I was pretty confident that I would be second row and just decided to go with the flow.

Security called us up to the barrier in groups of 50 so I did end up in the second row, but I was on a bend in the carpet so able to get more chances to take photos.

I was also opposite the stage!

Part of the premier was a cosplay competition, with the winner getting the chance to go in and see the film. There were A LOT of Loki’s. Besuited Loki’s, Horned Loki’s, Jotunn Loki’s, the list was endless. The best of the best were put into their own pen to be pulled up on stage at a later time and be judged by the man himself – Tom Hiddleston.An abundance of Lokis

Whilst the final touches were being made to the carpet we had the usual awkward pre-premiere entertainment.

Although this time it was a little more interesting than usual.

An abundance of Thors

The stars started to arrive around 6pm. The atmosphere was electric, the crowds were screaming and the cameras were flashing.

Tom Hiddleston bounced onto the carpet in his usual energetic fashion and dived straight into signing and talking to his fans.

Tom Hiddleston Arrives

As the stars arrived, they signed their way along the carpet, occasionally stopping for the odd press photo or five. Once they made it round the corner I was on they went up onto the stage to be interviewed by the ever dapper Alex Zane.

After that, it was down the carpet to interview mayhem.

Tom Hiddleston, Thor, Thor The Dark World,
Tom Hiddleson stopping for press photo’s.
Christopher Eccleston, Thor, Thor The Dark World,
Christopher Eccleston up on stage getting interviewed.
Idris Elba, Thor, Thor The Dark World,
The oh so cool Idris Elba signing and taking selfies with his fans.
Kat Dennings, Thor, The Dark World,
Kat Dennings was so lovely taking the time to walk along the barrier talking to fans and signing.
Stellan Skarsgard, Thor, Thor The Dark World.
Stellan Skarsgard up on stage.
Natalie Portman, Dior,
Natalie Portman was wearing the most beautiful Dior dress, I wish I was on the barrier so I could have got a photo!

You are probably wondering where are all my pictures of Chris Hemsworth. I do not have good luck taking photos of this man, even at the Avengers: Age of Ultron Premiere earlier this year they turned out… interesting.

This is the only clear one I got…. Sorry Chris!

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When it came to the cosplay competition, Hiddleston, being the nice man that he is, couldn’t choose between all the amazing people up on stage, and so they all went in to watch the film.

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Lucky so-and-so’s!

Whilst this was not a successful premiere for me compared to others I have been to, it was still really good fun. (And dry- which is always an added bonus!)

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Amy on the right!

It was also great to see my BAFTA buddy Amy up on stage with the man himself! 

There we go – Throwback Thorsday.

Until next time 🙂

-Amanda

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