Yesterday on July 14, 2014, Examiner.com was on the red carpet for the New York premiere of writer/director and actor Zach Braff's latest film "Wish I Was Here" at AMC Lincoln Square. The Focus Features distributed film will hit theaters this Friday, July 18. The film's stars Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King and Donald Faison all walked the red carpet.
Kate Hudson wore a black Michael Kors sequin bustier gown from the Resort 2015 collection for the screening. Ashley Greene looked elegant in white. Joey King rocked a midnight blue taffeta patterned dress. The film tells a funny, touching, universal story of what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse, and child — all at once.
Anna Wintour was in attendance in addition to "The Divide"co-creator Tony Goldwyn, Allison Williams, Chris Rock and James Franco. We spoke with Joey who plays Grace exclusively on the red carpet.
Why should teenagers come see this R-rated movie?
JK: Honestly, I know it’s rated R, but ask your parents to see it. Well you might see Zach’s butt, but it’s not that big of a deal. But there’s a deeper understanding of what family means and it’s really funny, too. Zach is always hilarious. He knows how to do everything so well and balance everything out.
What did you love about the script?
JK: It was a kick starter back before I even thought of being in the film and I’ve known Zach for almost five years, I love him so much. When I read the script, I was ecstatic that he would offer me this role, it’s so good. And it turned out amazing on camera.
How did shaving your head change your style?
JK: It was really crazy. I was really nervous myself, I did it on camera, so yeah it was pretty crazy.
What confidence tips do you have for young girls?
JK: Sometimes girls are at that age and you’re just worried about what everyone’s thinking of you, you just have to not let anyone’s words bother you. People say some mean stuff online and I just kind of laugh at it and don’t let it bother me and you just have to say “you’re beautiful”, even if you don’t believe it. If you say it everyday, you will believe it someday.
Tristen Yang contributed reporting.