Sean Mack takes you to the red Carpet with Ryan and Jake
Mix 94.7 was there for the final film of SXSW!
This was my first SXSW...and boy, did it live up to the hype. Despite not really having a great idea of how everything worked, I managed to get myself to several music showcases(including West of the Fest, of course). The last night of the fest, I had a chance to attand the red carpet event for the premiere of the new Ryan Reynolds-Jake Gyllenhaal film "Life".
Here's how it works...we get there around 5:30 to check in. After going through security, we are led to our spot on the red carpet(which is actually black and not red, fun fact). Around 6:30, the film's producers and writers start working their way down the carpet for pictures and interviews, followed by the actors. Behind the press, there is a lounge area for people with film badges. As you can imagine, it's a very festive scene...everyone is in a good mood and it truly feels like you're in Hollywood for a bit.
Around 7:30, you see Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal make their red carpet appearance. They start to work their way down and eventually hang out with Mix 94.7 for a couple of minutes! They talked about how it was cool to have the film debut in Austin(Ryan mentioning that he liked the change from a typical Hollywood debut) and Jake mentioned that it was a real honor to be chosen to close SXSW this year. I didn't get to ask them about breakfast tacos. Maybe next year!