I’m Going! #JungleBookEvent
*** I was provided with an all expense paid trip for this event. Although all opinions are 100% mine****
I have some amazing news for all my fans! I am headed back to LA April 3-5 to cover The Jungle Book movie that opens April 15. Not only will I be covering The Jungle Book I will also be ON The Red Carpet! How exciting is that? I have been so busy finding my dress and shoes. Me? a nurse from Utica NY in LA. When I started my blog 4 years ago never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I, ME??? would be having so many amazing opportunities.
I will be interviewing a lot of the cast such as :
Sir Ben Kingsley / Bagheera
Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it’s time for him to leave his jungle home. “Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”
Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant. “She is the protector, the eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”
Giancarlo Esposito / Akela
Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. “Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”
Neel Sethi/ Mowgli:Neel Sethi, now 12, was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub.
Director Jon Favreau
As if all of this is not enough. I will also be headed to Paramount studios for a special screening of the hilarious new hidden camera-practical joke series “Walk the Prank.” Featuring live-action scripted comedy interspersed with fully produced unscripted pranks, the show follows an ensemble cast as they plan and execute hilarious over-the-top pranks for an online hidden camera show.
“Walk the Prank” premieres 4/6 at 8:30 pm on Disney XD
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THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th!