I attended the World Premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at the historic El Capitan Theater, in Hollywood on March 13. I can tell you first-hand that the red carpet extravaganza was quite the “to-do,” taking over an entire city block of Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Orange. Die-hard Marvel fans, brandishing sharpies, movie posters and plastic shields, were packed behind barriers on both sides of the street and the media was quite literally EVERYWHERE.
The grown-up thespians like Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, looked amazing as expected but the young talent gave them a fashion run for their money. “I Didn’t Do It” co-stars Olivia Holt, Piper Curda, Sarah Gilman and Austin North made the most of their red carpet exposure with dazzling outfits. So did several other teen stars including Kelli Berglund and Tyrel Jackson Williams (Both of Disney’s Lab Rats).
But there was one gorgeous teen star who chose an outfit for the highly-publicized media event that didn’t showcase her to her full potential. Now listen, I was there walking that same red carpet and my outfit will not be featured in Womens’ Wear Daily so by no means am I judging the look or the child – just pondering the missed opportunity.
My take-away was that when our child actors are fortunate enough to attend a high profile event, it’s our job to make certain they look their best. The red carpet premiere for a 300 million dollar movie requires a different look than say a celebrity charity event or a day of shopping on Melrose. The missed opportunity translated to media outlets not picking up the child’s photo for publication nearly as often as her well-dressed counterparts were.
Additionally, at the private after-party, held at the Hard Rock Cafe, my guess is this young talent encountered a number of industry heavy hitters. I spoke with 4 huge feature film directors, several top producers and a handful of well-known actors and I’m just me – Hollywood Mom – not a young, up and coming teen actor networking with people who could be giving me my next job.
So enough of my “thinking out loud,” because wearing one funky outfit does not a career make. My point is simply that we as Hollywood Moms have a lot on our plate, and apparently keeping the media from telling our kids, “Your mommy dresses you funny,” is also one of them.
Stay strong and Momager on!
Photo fashion Commentary: Hilary Morris