The one thing you need to know about covering red carpets is this: It is every bit as glamorous as it looks and also it is not glamorous at all. It’s a weird biz, honestly: one that finds you peeing in a port-o-pottie in a ball gown minutes before interviewing Benedict Cumberbatch. One second you’re yukking it up with a walking cover of Vanity Fair magazine, and the next your shoving Kind bars into your mouth on a bus back to a parking garage. Not that I am complaining – I am well aware that my job entails standing still in reasonably warm weather with an electric stick in my hand as beautiful humans talk to me. I am very, very grateful for this and I love every second of it. (Almost as much as I love Kind bars.) But it’s a shame we never get to see the unpolished behind-the-scenes side of red carpets, because it’s equally as weird and fun as the carpets themselves.
Please, allow me to solve this problem.
I had the bizarre honor of wearing a tiny camera on my shirt on Oscar day. I attached it to my sweater when I got in my car at 7:30AM to drive to Hollywood and Highland and only removed it when I had to 1. Change into my dress 2. Co-host our VH1/MTV livestream. (And even then our awesome producer Chris wore it on his tux). My mission: to capture all the behind-the-scenes moments leading up to working at the Oscars – the weird, the silly, the mundane, and the port-o-potties. Yes, I peed wearing a camera and I feel no shame about it. This is Hollywood, bbs.
We’ve edited the photos of my day into a video above, so you too can see what goes on behind the scenes. The camera died in the middle of the red carpet, so you don’t get to see the grand ending to my awesome Oscar day: the In-N-Out drive-thru. But hopefully, you get the (best) picture.
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