On July 21, 2015, atombash.com was on the red carpet for the New York premiere of Fox’s latest film “Paper Towns.” This event marked the last major stop for the film, which has been on an impressive world tour. Hundreds of fans lined AMC Lincoln Square to catch a glimpse of their favorite author John Green who penned “Paper Towns” and is probably best known for his smash “The Fault In Our Stars.” Some fans had lined up as early as five in the morning to secure a coveted spot on the red carpet. The film’s cast and creatives did not disappoint. They signed autographed and took selfies with their fans. Their cheers and screams could be heard for blocks. The New York premiere was presented by YSL Rouge Pur Couture. Cara wore the YSL Rouge Pur Couture number 55 lipstick and a Saint Laurent dress. Cara’s friends fashionistas Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were spotted on the red carpet.
Cast Nat Wolff, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Hannah Alligood, Cara Buono, director Jake Schreier, producers Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, and Marty Bowen, screenwriters Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, and author and producer John Green were all excited to bring the film to New York. “Paper Towns” is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love.
WSJ. Magazine and Forevermark Diamonds also hosted a special Los Angeles red carpet screening of the film. Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler and celebrity guests Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Jaden Smith, Jeremy Jordan, Alex Wolff, Mimi Gianopulos, Spencer Grammer, Sam Trammell, Nico Tortorella, Nolan Gerard Funk, Emma Fuhrman, Catherine Hardwicke, Nicole Trunfio, Tallulah Bernard, Kelly Oxford, Poppy Jamie, musicians Wynne Bennett and George Lewis Jr. aka Twin Shadow attended the event at The London West Hollywood. Cara shined in Forevermark by A. Link Mini Stackable Rings with round brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in white, rose and yellow gold. She also wore a Forevermark by Rahaminov Matchstick Necklace with round brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in rose gold. The last piece she wore was a Forevermark by Jade Trau Rae Wrap Ring with oval Forevermark diamond set in white gold. Read our exclusive red carpet interviews below:
What was the best thing about making the movie?
I made really great friendships, which totally mirrored the friendships in the movie.
Are you good friends with Cara?
Yes, we’ve become great friends. I love working with Cara. She’s really wild and sensitive and that’s two really great qualities.
You worked on “The Intern” with Robert De Niro. How was that?
I had a tiny part and only worked on it for a couple of days but it was super funny working with Robert De Niro. He’s one of my idols and he’s a super nice guy.
How is this movie different from making “The Fault In Our Stars”?
I got to be kind of involved in it from the beginning this time, which was important to me. I didn’t choose anybody in the movie but I did get to say all my favorites and everyone I picked ended up in the movie!
What have you got lined up next?
I’ve just made a movie called “In Dubious Battle” and I’m doing music with my brother, Alex and another movie called “Ashby.”
How did this compare to real high school?
Yeah, I mean, I had actually more fun doing this. My high school in this movie was a little bit more fun than my real high school.
What were you like in high school?
You know, I was a lot of different things, you know? And that what we like about this movie is that everybody’s complicated and not just one stereotype. I feel like most movies, you know, they present this stereotypical, almost BS representation of high school. We’re trying to give them a little dimension.
What do you do every day that makes you happy?
Play music with my brother and act.
Any advice for other authors who have their books being adapted into film or TV?
Oh god, I have no idea how to get your book adapted into a movie. You just have to get very lucky and write for producers, which is what I’ve done in the past. I’ve just been extremely lucky.
So what have you got planned next?
I’m going to go to bed … like for a month (laughs). Starting on Sunday I don’t plan to get out of bed until September 1.
How was working with Cara?
It was amazing. She’s so wonderful and I’m so excited for people to see her in the movie and see how great she is because she really is awesome.
George Lewis Jr aka Twin Shadow
How did you get involved in “Paper Towns”?
My song is at the end of the movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet, I’ve just heard the bit of movie that leads up to my song so I’m really excited to watch it this evening.
What advice would you give to anyone who wants to get into music?
I just think finding things you like and go after them!
Tell me about your role in “Paper Towns”?
I play Angela, and John told me her last name was Green. She didn’t originally have a last name and I was like ‘John, she has to have a last name’ and he was like ‘okay, her last name is Green’. She’s a sweet heart, she’s smart, really loves Radar and is down for an adventure.
Do you have any similarities to her in real life?
Yes. I really enjoyed diving into a sweeter part of myself with the character. I was living in this person who kind of has an innocence and sweet personality.
Talk about your character.
Well I play Margo’s sister, Ruthie, and she’s really really really clever and she knows how to get around things.
Speak about working with Cara.
She’s really cool, I like her a lot. Working with Cara was so much fun because she’s such a blast and so silly and taking a bunch of selfies and stuff, it was so much fun.
What was your favorite scene?
When they’re digging through her room, Margo’s room, and I’m just sitting there like ‘Uh, I don’t know what you guys are looking for, but I’m just gonna stand here like, you know, whatever.’ I liked that scene a lot.
Speak about working with Jake.
Jake was so much fun and so professional all at the same time. It was like a bundle of awesomeness, and it was great.
What do you love about your character?
My favorite thing about my character is she’s so cool and she’s so smooth and clever and I just like that about her.
What’s next for you?
Next I’m going to be in the movie “Grandma,” that actually Nat (Wolff) is in, and Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner with director Paul Weitz and I’m really excited about that. Paul is great. He’s so much fun and so professional, just kinda like Jake! He was really great to work with.
Which film came first?
Well, actually, we didn’t know we were in the same movie because we found out on the set of “Paper Towns.” He was like ‘Oh yeah I’m gonna be in this movie Grandma’ and I was like ‘Wait a second, wait a second, really?!’ We found out there, so it was really really cool.
What was it like working with Lily?
She is awesome, like, she is great! I love working with her and sitting next to her and listening to her talk about different things. It was just really fun.
The film hits theaters this Friday.