I am a big fan of music and award shows, so naturally I love the Radio Disney Music Awards! Well the 5th annual show is finally here and will be airing on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel this Sunday, April 30th. Be sure to tune in because I know of a few surprises they have in store for everyone – and you don’t want to miss them! With more performances than ever, the fifth anniversary show will have something that everyone in the family can enjoy.
One of Marvel’s most anticipated movies is finally almost here – Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2! The Hopping Bloggers have come together to offer an incredible giveaway for one lucky fan! This prize pack is worth over $200!
Picture this – a room of 25 bloggers and in walks Chris Pratt to talk about his role as Star-Lord in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film. Of course, the room erupts in cheers and applause – and Chris loves it. I have interviewed him before, while on the set of GotG Vol 2, so I knew this was going to be a lot of fun. He is so enthusiastic and such a great guy.
As many of you know, I am a HUGE Marvel fan – I mean, my Twitter handle has been MarvelGoddess24 since I joined Twitter. I love the comic books and I love the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) has been one of my favorite comic book series for years and years now. It always stood out to me because of the unique characters and all of the adventures they go on. When the first movie was announced I was thrilled and when the second one was, I was even more excited. Last year, I got to go on the set of GotG Vol. 2 and it was one of my favorite experiences – until now. I was luckily invited to LA to walk the red carpet premiere and see the film before many others were able to – and my mind was BLOWN.
DisneyNature movies are some of my favorite movies to cuddle up with my daughters and watch. They love them because they are filled with adorable animals, and I love them because – well, basically the same reason. I am always impressed by how much my girls learn about nature and animals when we watch them. Yes, there are usually some rough parts to get through, but they understand the circle of life very well for a 4 and 5 year old – in part due to films like these.
I am so excited to let you all know that I will be heading to Los Angeles from Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st for another amazing press trip! This one is filled with Marvel, Disney, Disney Nature, and ABC events! Myself and 24 other bloggers will be bringing you exclusive photos, interviews, and more while there so be sure to follow along. Trust me, you don’t want to miss any of this! We will be posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more
While on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 last May, I was completely blindsided with a Kurt Russell interview! We thought he would have already been wrapped from filming, but as we were finishing up lunch we were whisked away quickly with no idea what was going on. We were told to follow and that is what we did. We ended up in a blue room where filming was clearly going on – and then were told “you are going to be interviewing Kurt Russell in about three minutes.” What, did I hear that right? KURT RUSSELL? My fellow bloggers and I gasped and took about 5 seconds to freak out before we started wracking our brains for questions to ask a legend in the film industry.
No set visit is complete without a chat with the director – and James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, completely agrees with this statement. Even though we were pressed for time and all had flights to catch, he told us not to leave without a chance to talk to him. James even had assistants bring our luggage to our car so that we could have a conversation with him. We were all thrilled to work an interview with James in to our busy schedule. It had been a long day for all of us – James included. He mentioned that there were two sets running at the same time that day, one with Kurt Russell, and one with everybody else – so he had been running back and forth all day. We actually got to see both sets – we interviewed Kurt on his and watched the rest of the cast film on the other. What an experience – I still cannot believe it happened!
Karen Gillan is one bad b*tch in the movies – but she is the sweetest thing in real life! I had the chance to sit down and chat with her on the set of her new film Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and she couldn’t be more different than her character, Nebula. She is bubbly and enthusiastic – two things you would never say about Nebula, Gamora’s evil adopted sister. She told us that it was so nice to be back on set with everyone. “It’s such a line to say like we’re like one big happy family, but we genuinely are.” We got the same vibe from the other actors we interviewed – that they were all genuinely happy to be back on set with each other. Karen told us that the atmosphere backstage is very much like what you see on the screen. “It’s that sort of banter – that sort of nature to it. That’s what it’s like off screen – and they play music, which really lifts people’s spirits. The music is an integral part of these films. Also everyone is really nice – there’s not one person that’s standoffish or surrounded by people. It’s not like that at all. It all filters down from the top – that’s from James [Gunn]. He sets a really good tone for everyone and casts nice people.”
While on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, one of the actors I was able to interview was Michael Rooker, who reprises his role of Yondu in the sequel. Michael is one of my favorite actors – I absolutely loved him in The Walking Dead as Merle – and as Yondu in the first Guardians movie. To me, he always seemed like he is an off the wall and fun type of guy. And boy was I right! The first thing he did when he walked in the interview room was look all of us ladies right in the face. He said “let me look at you – y’all are purty”. Not many actors take the time to look at you – really look at you – when you are interviewing them. He even asked us several questions throughout the interview, like where we were from and how many kids we each have. It was like he truly wanted to know about us as individuals. I think we all appreciated this, I know I did.