That time I went to Hollywood to interview my bff Kevin Costner #McFarlandUSAEvent #neverbeastbloggers #badhairday #BigHero6Bloggers

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Disney and the Walt Disney Animation Studios. I received an all-expense paid trip so that I could gather and share this information. However, all experiences and opinions are always 100% honest and my own.

What? You don’t believe me and Kev are BFF’s? Pssshhhh! Of course we are! 

I just got off a whirlwind trip of a lifetime. I still can’t believe I went on it. Pinch me! I’ve never been West of Missouri. That’s as far west as I’ve been. So to get to go to LA was a huge rush! Here’s some fun pics of my trip! Speaking of rush check out the traffic! 

los angeles trip

I live in a small town. Such a small town that I never have to deal with this kind of traffic. Oh, we have traffic but it’s mostly by the mall! haha! 

sheraton universal.

Here’s our hotel. It was such a great place to sleep at night. That’s about the only time we saw it! We were super busy! On the first day we watched McFarland USA. It was amazing. Such a great film with a good family message…you must see it! Then back to the hotel. The next morning we had a bit of time to kill so my trip bff Becky and I walked over to the Citywalk. 


Citywalk was a very short walk away. We had a blast there and had some lunch at Johnny Rockets! My first time eating there. It was pretty good! Then we headed out to our first media event with Big Hero 6. Here we are heading to the W Hotel in downtown LA.  

trip bff Becky

This is me and my trip BFF Becky who blogs over at Mom of 4 Boys. Not to be confused with my other bff Kev. 🙂 We had a blast together! The W Hotel is close to the Walk of Fame! So here’s my great pic of it from the bus…don’t judge the blur, I’m on a bus remember!

walk of fame

And the W Hotel was also close to Hollywood and Vine! 

hollywood and vine

I bet you’re wondering what the W Hotel looked like. Well it looked like it desperately needed a makeover! LOL It had mirrors everywhere and red carpet. Straight out of the 1980’s so it could have been made over. 

W hotel

Well I thought I took a pic. I’ll have to post it later when I find it or maybe Becky will share hers! Here’s Becky’s pic!

W hotel inside

So that’s my first two days in LA. The fun was still to be had. I had yet to interview Kev, Ginnifer or all the great actors and directors. Stay tuned tomorrow for my Fresh Off The Boat post! 

“McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.

Keep up with all things “McFarland, USA” on Twitter, Facebook and the official“McFarland, USA” website

Check out my other McFarland posts: Intro to McFarland, my first trip post of what we did and where we went and my first exclusive interview with Kevin Costner.

And my Big Hero 6 posts where I introduce the directors to you, Fresh off the Boat where we speak with the executive producer and my Bad Hair Day movie review post and interview with Leigh Allyn-Baker. 

94 Replies to “That time I went to Hollywood to interview my bff Kevin Costner #McFarlandUSAEvent #neverbeastbloggers #badhairday #BigHero6Bloggers”

  1. Sounds like everyone had a great time and yes even for us who live here the traffic is bad but the weather is awesome! Have not seen the movie it looks good.

  2. I like him. That must have been fun. I’ve been to Hollywood but not to interview anyone. Just a vacation.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful time to me. We have to see this movie yet. I wish I could meet Kevin Costner. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. That looked like so much fun except for the traffic of course and hey the 80’s weren’t that bad lol! Nice pictures!

  5. Our traffic is terrible at best. But I am glad you made it through and got to have the trip of a lifetime

  6. Looks like you had a blast, fantastic pics. Thanks for sharing your experience, it was fun to read about.

  7. My daughter has been sent on a few of these things in California. She always enjoys them.I would be so nervous. Do they give you a list of questions to ask?

  8. Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time. The traffic is just unbelievable, I don’t know that I would have the patience to sit in that every day to go to work. Can’t wait to read your Fresh Off the Boat post!

  9. It sounds like you have some exciting things going on in your life. I wish I could meet Kevin Costner. What a neat thing to do. Thank you for sharing

  10. I love staying at the Sheraton it’s a great hotel, your trip looked like fun!! I hope to go to Hollywood one day, never been, but wanna go!

  11. Love your big smiles! My smile would be wrapped around my head for a chance to meet Kevin Costner lol, so exciting especially with a BFF! Enjoyed the pics & post thank you for sharing.

  12. I can’t wait to read the follow up on this wonderful trip. Hope you really had a good time. I am sure you did

  13. I’ve heard stories about the traffic in the LA area and I do not envy you driving in that mess! Still looks like a fun trip!!

  14. It really seems like you and your bff, Becky, had a terrific time! I’ve never been to Hollywood either! I’ve seen traffic like that before but in Philadelphia, not in the “burbs” where we live! I loved all the pictures you shared as well! Looks like you 2 had a blast! I would love to go away with a friend to somewhere I’ve never been! AS IF! Thanks for sharing your “fun” in Hollywood and all your pictures! I enjoyed reading it and checking out the pics! Thanks so much, Michele 🙂

  15. Glad you’re having fun on your whirlwind tour of my city! You’ve already seem some of its tourist attractions – but try not to leave without a drive along Mulholland Drive, for some spectacular views of the city!

  16. Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m glad you had a great time. Nice pictures. The hotel doesn’t look that bad. Still pretty even if it’s a little outdated. 🙂

  17. The hotel lobby looks beautiful. I would love to stay there and walk through through the many shops in the area. Thank you for sharing

  18. I used to work with a guy that closely resembled Kevin Costner. He probably thought I was strange. For the longest time, I’d just look at him. I knew he reminded me of someone but I couldn’t place the name. Finally, it came to me and I blurted it out.

  19. Looks like an amazing trip so far!!! Great location for the hotel too, right in the middle of all the excitement!!!

  20. It sounds like you guys had so much fun. I hate the traffic in L.A. The best thing there is Disneyland.Thats where Ive been.Ive never been to Hollywood or the Walk of Fame.I love Kevin Costner! I want to see that movie just to see him. Id be so star struck and drool all over myself. LOL!!

  21. It sounds like you had a great time, congrats on getting to interview Kevin Costner. Thank you for sharing this post.

  22. I have been to hollywood many years ago and I can’t say that I was too impressed. Glad you had a good time.

  23. California is a nice place to visit. I wasn’t too impressed with Hollywood Blvd. It wasn’t what I expected. I’d like to go back when I have more time to spend.

  24. How lucky are you? A trip of a lifetime! From what I understand, Kevin Costner is as nice a person as he is a great actor! (And easy on the eyes too! lol)

  25. I wonder what the actors think when they go for an interview and see a mommy blogger. They’re probably used to it by now, I suppose.

  26. My daughter’s entire cross country team is going to see this in two weeks. Then out for pizza to talk about it. She is so looking forward to it.

  27. Wow, it really looks and sounds like you had a great time. I’m in a small town myself. I don’t mind traffic in “the big city”..which for me would be Cleveland, as long as I’m not the driver.

  28. I hope you had a wonderful and got to see as much as you could while there. Thank you for sharing

  29. Was the food any good? Odd question, I always wonder though. When my husband goes to lunch at work I ask him the same question.

  30. That is so exciting! I couldn’t imagine how nervous I’d be to interview a big Hollywood star like that!

  31. On the actual interview page, there is no comment section. I’m putting it here to claim my entry for the day. I hope that’s okay. For two days, I’ve checked and there was no comment area. Anyways, he seems like a nice, down to earth guy. I would have been so nervous, I’d probably forget the questions. You kept your cool and did a great job!

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