The Fate of the Furious is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2017, and it came is no surprise when we got a phone call, inviting us to hang out with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez at the film’s premiere.
Okay, came as some surprise.
In New York, while Vin and Michelle (that’s what we call them) were appearing on a morning television show, 20 push models were outside the theatre in Harlem. Their job was to excite the crowd and make sure everyone was on the brink of maniacal ecstasy when the stars arrived. The DJ played music from the movie, and PUSH models revelled in the party atmosphere which included fans, journalists and TV crews, all eager to catch a glimpse of the stars.
Pandemonium. Fast and Furious fans are an interesting bunch, and in all honesty needed very little warming up. When Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez arrived, everyone went – possibly literally – crazy. Flashbulbs, screaming fans and journalists angling for comment were just a part of the incredible atmosphere. In stark contrast, Vin and Michelle seemed relaxed, almost comfortable in their familiar role of Hollywood royalty. Likewise, the PUSH family was on their game, always in the right spot and living up to everyone’s expectations, including the client, the franchise and the managers of the premiere.
Standout performers on the day were Amber and Alexa,
Everyone agreed that they showed extraordinary poise under pressure, and far from being shaken by the bright lights, seemed almost at home like the stars they are.