18 Nov - The 'Me & Orson Welles' premiere

Zac Efron. It's two words every girl loves and every self-respecting pair of eardrums fears.

The situation? A premiere for the film 'Me & Orson Welles' in Leicester Square, a mere day after the small premiere the night before where The Fonz Dissed Me. Crowds were anticipated to be huge, and residents of London within two kilometers were warned to cover the ears of their dogs just in case the lusty screams of teen girls got too high and too loud, though I may have made that up for dramatic effect.

Still, I metaphorically had an ipod set to some seriously heavy bass tracks, and joined the fray.

It's a new premiere! And this one has actual cachet : Zac Efron. And Claire Danes. And the dude who directed 'School of Rock', whose name I don't remember and whose film I did not watch.

It's a new premiere! And this one has actual cachet : Zac Efron. And Claire Danes. And the dude who directed 'School of Rock', whose name I don't remember and whose film I did not watch.

Here's a lady checking out The List of expected attendees, and. I use the opportunity to check my status. Position in crowd fairly close to front? Check. Spare battery for camera? Check. Empty memory Card? Check. And finally…cripplingly bright light shining directly into camera? … yeah. That too.

Here's a lady checking out The List of expected attendees, and. I use the opportunity to check my status. Position in crowd fairly close to front? Check. Spare battery for camera? Check. Empty memory Card? Check. And finally…cripplingly bright light shining directly into camera? … yeah. That too.

I'll stop taking variants of this shot when I get bored of it. And I'm not bored of it!

I'll stop taking variants of this shot when I get bored of it. And I'm not bored of it!

"What was it like working with Zac Efron? Oh, I couldn't stop screaming whenever I saw him. I was terrible to work with" Richard Linklater directed 'Me & Orson Welles' Oh, and for a little bit of fun, check  out the cute blonde girl with the blue/purple jacket on the right, and how many times she shows up in this series of photos. Coincidentally, I swear.

"What was it like working with Zac Efron? Oh, I couldn't stop screaming whenever I saw him. I was terrible to work with" Richard Linklater directed 'Me & Orson Welles' Oh, and for a little bit of fun, check  out the cute blonde girl with the blue/purple jacket on the right, and how many times she shows up in this series of photos. Coincidentally, I swear.

"Zac Efron? He's here?" Estrogen levels at Leicester Square were at critical ranges last night, if I'm any judge. Oh, and look.. a cute girl with a blue/purple jacket.

"Zac Efron? He's here?" Estrogen levels at Leicester Square were at critical ranges last night, if I'm any judge. Oh, and look.. a cute girl with a blue/purple jacket.

This may or may not be Hugh Dancy, who may or may not have been 'Prince Charming' in the movie 'Ella Enchanted'. I'm basing this off the conversation the girl two behind me and to the left in the crowd was having on her mobile while all the screaming was going on. How she maintained any sort of conversation is a question all on its own.

This may or may not be Hugh Dancy, who may or may not have been 'Prince Charming' in the movie 'Ella Enchanted'. I'm basing this off the conversation the girl two behind me and to the left in the crowd was having on her mobile while all the screaming was going on. How she maintained any sort of conversation is a question all on its own.

Wireimage informs me that this is Jools Holland. The name sounds familiar, but in this case I was just taken by the expression on his face and his innate not-Zac-Efron-ness.

Wireimage informs me that this is Jools Holland. The name sounds familiar, but in this case I was just taken by the expression on his face and his innate not-Zac-Efron-ness.

You may be wondering whether I've ever wished that I had a tall, strong girlfriend upon whose shoulders I could perch at premieres. The answer is yes (…. although if I'm honest, probably not for the express purpose of Zac Efron premieres.)

You may be wondering whether I've ever wished that I had a tall, strong girlfriend upon whose shoulders I could perch at premieres. The answer is yes (…. although if I'm honest, probably not for the express purpose of Zac Efron premieres.)

I'm not sure who the lady in blue dress is, I'm just intrigued at the body language of the girl in red further behind her. I'd love to think there's some kind of feud going on.

I'm not sure who the lady in blue dress is, I'm just intrigued at the body language of the girl in red further behind her. I'd love to think there's some kind of feud going on.

Actress Kelly Reilly being interviewed (left of frame). My position in the crowd was not ideal, and I could theoretically have gotten a better vantagepoint at time of arrival. However I stayed where I was because I figured it held the best chance of getting celeb shots when they were standing relatively still ... also, it allowed me to photograph girls in blue/purple jackets.

Actress Kelly Reilly being interviewed (left of frame). My position in the crowd was not ideal, and I could theoretically have gotten a better vantagepoint at time of arrival. However I stayed where I was because I figured it held the best chance of getting celeb shots when they were standing relatively still ... also, it allowed me to photograph girls in blue/purple jackets.

Cute girl in blue/purple jacket holds papers. Also.. Clare Daines is on the red carpet and she's the lead actress in this film.

Cute girl in blue/purple jacket holds papers. Also.. Clare Daines is on the red carpet and she's the lead actress in this film.

Actress Claire Danes was 'Juliet' in Baz Luhrman's "Romeo+Juliet" and the lead female human in "Terminator3 : Rise of the Machines". And she's pretty, too. That is all.

Actress Claire Danes was 'Juliet' in Baz Luhrman's "Romeo+Juliet" and the lead female human in "Terminator3 : Rise of the Machines". And she's pretty, too. That is all.

Actress Claire Danes takes a wind machine with her wherever she goes. It's a massively expensive indulgence, but it does its job.

Actress Claire Danes takes a wind machine with her wherever she goes. It's a massively expensive indulgence, but it does its job.

"What was it like working with Zac Efron? Oh, I screamed every time I saw him… I was terrible to work with"

"What was it like working with Zac Efron? Oh, I screamed every time I saw him… I was terrible to work with"

This is Christian McKay, who plays Orson Welles in the film. ("I'm here with Christian McKay, and I'm going to ask him what was it like working with Zac Efron. Did he scream like a girl every time he saw him? Stand by to find out...")

This is Christian McKay, who plays Orson Welles in the film. ("I'm here with Christian McKay, and I'm going to ask him what was it like working with Zac Efron. Did he scream like a girl every time he saw him? Stand by to find out...")

"I gotta get inside before HE gets here.... " nobody wants to be overshadowed by Zac Efron, because that's what category every man on the planet who isn't Ryan Gosling falls into.

"I gotta get inside before HE gets here.... " nobody wants to be overshadowed by Zac Efron, because that's what category every man on the planet who isn't Ryan Gosling falls into.

Spot the Zac Efron (part 1 of 2). If you feel the need to scream when you find him, go right on ahead. I'm told that's a perfectly normal response.

Spot the Zac Efron (part 1 of 2). If you feel the need to scream when you find him, go right on ahead. I'm told that's a perfectly normal response.

"So, Zac. What was it like working with… uh... Zac Efron? And did you … umm…. scream...? Oh. Right."

"So, Zac. What was it like working with… uh... Zac Efron? And did you … umm…. scream...? Oh. Right."

"Yes, Tom, I still have a little bit of hearing in my left ear. That's how I can keep acting. However, my doctors have advised I'll probably have to retire in a year or two if the girls don't stop screaming"

"Yes, Tom, I still have a little bit of hearing in my left ear. That's how I can keep acting. However, my doctors have advised I'll probably have to retire in a year or two if the girls don't stop screaming"

Ladies and Gentlemen, the man, the myth, the majesty, and curiously forward leaning awesomeness of The Efron, without any fan obstruction. (The surgeon general advises that long-term exposure to Zac Efron may be harmful to your health)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the man, the myth, the majesty, and curiously forward leaning awesomeness of The Efron, without any fan obstruction. (The surgeon general advises that long-term exposure to Zac Efron may be harmful to your health)

Spot the Zac Efron (part 2 of 2). This is probably the easier one of the two.

Spot the Zac Efron (part 2 of 2). This is probably the easier one of the two.

Actress Kelly Reilly is pretty, and along with this film she has also been in 'Pride & Prejudice' (2005) and 'Mrs Henderson Presents' (2005), movies I've heard of but not actually seen. So there you go.

Actress Kelly Reilly is pretty, and along with this film she has also been in 'Pride & Prejudice' (2005) and 'Mrs Henderson Presents' (2005), movies I've heard of but not actually seen. So there you go.

If I were director Michael Bay (Transformers, Bad Boys) I'd probably feel compelled to put an American flag in the background of this photo.

If I were director Michael Bay (Transformers, Bad Boys) I'd probably feel compelled to put an American flag in the background of this photo.

Director Richard Linklater attempts to reflect back some paparazzi flashes. It's an odd play, but it might catch on.

Director Richard Linklater attempts to reflect back some paparazzi flashes. It's an odd play, but it might catch on.

This may be Ben Chaplin, and if so : he's in the film. Or he could be one of the geeks from the sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. Either way, he also has a curiously forward leaning pose. (How's the 'cute blonde purple/blue jacket wearing girl count going?', I hear you ask?)

This may be Ben Chaplin, and if so : he's in the film. Or he could be one of the geeks from the sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. Either way, he also has a curiously forward leaning pose. (How's the 'cute blonde purple/blue jacket wearing girl count going?', I hear you ask?)

….it's going quite, well, thank you. (I swear, I believe this was how I composed it to take the shot of the girl on the right without getting the big boom camera on the right into the shot. I can't speak for my subconscious, however)

….it's going quite, well, thank you. (I swear, I believe this was how I composed it to take the shot of the girl on the right without getting the big boom camera on the right into the shot. I can't speak for my subconscious, however)

It's a movie premiere, Yellow Cap Guy *has* been safely sighted, and all is well with the world again.

It's a movie premiere, Yellow Cap Guy *has* been safely sighted, and all is well with the world again.

Until next time!

Does it join the archive of my 50+ premieres? Why yes it does

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