As a publicist, I am responsible for lining up media interviews for my clients with journalists and producers. I am the behind-the-scenes middle man (if you will) between the media and said client. Every once in a while, I get the rare treat to appear on camera and I must confess that it is quite thrilling.
What’s not to love? My day started at my happy place (AKA The Dry Bar) where I had my hair blown out and then flat-ironed to keep it super sleek and straight. I grabbed a decadent wicket hot chocolate at Jacque Torres as I headed west to the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.
After some intense, major security checks, I arrived on the eighth floor where I was instructed to wait for Richard Roth. I called my husband to say, “I can’t believe I’m actually going to be interviewed on CNN! How cool”
I tried not to be quaking in my (Hunter) boots and be too identifiable as Anastasia. When Richard showed up to meet me in CNN’s waiting room, he had the best line, “Christian Grey will see you now.”
I was led to my favorite chair where the make-up artist retouched my make-up and made me camera ready. I always enjoy learning tricks of the trade from the cosmetologists whether they are working on me or I am escorting a client.
I can seriously kick myself for not listening to my dad and pursuing my college degree in broadcast journalism. (Once again, Dad, you were right.) Then again, I am much more a natural born publicist and feel so lucky to get to have these exciting experiences every once in awhile.
Our 20 minute interview is in the process of being edited and is scheduled to air sometime next week leading up to the movie opening in the theater for Valentine’s Day weekend. I promise I will let you know when it does and provide the link to the interview.
I had plenty to say on the topic but I wouldn’t be surprised if my sound byte is boiled down to “My husband is no Christian Grey.”
I am so excited to be seeing the movie on Thursday, February 12th at Cynthia Littman’s MomTime Events sold-out private screening of 50 Shades of Grey the Movie at the Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington, NY (LI).
Do you have your tickets yet to see the film and if so, who will you be seeing it with?
Our segment aired on Wednesday, February 11th. You can watch it by clicking here.