Was the death announced shrewdly planned inside some Hollywood back-office or what because you couldn’t have planned it any better. Apparently moviegoers found out about Nelson Mandela‘s death after the film ended. He was 95. I figured we’d lead with a photo of the revolutionary leader to pay our respects.
You know it’s a big premiere when Kate Middleton & Prince William have to hire a nanny for lil’ George Alexander Louis (a.k.a. His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge) so they could peacefully enjoy movie night followed by a night of passionate lovemaking at one of Prince William’s secret London pads.
Oh yeah, we should also mention, the real stars of the film, the ones who put their hearts into the project, Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, were also allowed to walk the red carpet on this special night. It sucks to premiere your greatest piece of work & then you have to share the stage with Prince William & Princess Catherine, but I’m sure both stars didn’t mind it at all.
Pictured: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Pictured: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris
- Moviegoers learn of Mandela’s death at end of biopic screening (poetsareangels.com)
- Nelson Mandela death announced at Long Walk to Freedom film premiere (oddonion.com)
- Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi at premiere as tragic news of father’s death hits (metro.co.uk)
- Idris Elba based Mandela role on dad (contactmusic.com)