Hugh Jackman stepped out last night for the premiere of his new movie 'The Front Runner" at the Museum of Modern Art. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.
Sara Paxton, who plays Donna Rice, and many more cast and crew members from the movie attended the red carpet event as well.
Daniela's Lens was there to capture all of the action. Take a look below:
There is already a huge crowd outside of the MoMa waiting for Hugh Jackman. He has a solid fanbase, for sure!
I walk right into the venue.
I take my spot at the end of the photographer line and next to TV filming crews. "Hugh Jackman is one of the then nicest celebs out there!" says one of the reporters, who knows what he is talking about. He is on the red carpet every day.
First on the carpet is Sara Paxton. She plays Hugh Jackman's love interest in the movie.
I love her dress!
Hugh Jackman is here!
He is with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
They work their way down the red carpet. Step, smile, photo, repeat. It's a step and repeat.
I get my shot of both of them before they head over to do interviews.
The ET news team is standing right next to me, and I take some shots with available light.
Josh Brener wears an 'I am a voter' pin.
Mamoudou Athie and Ari Graynor are both starring in the movie.
Jennifer Landon and Ari Graynor are waiting for their turn to talk to the video crews.
Christopher Lloyd is here! He will always be Doc Brown from 'Back to the Future' to me!
"We need a solo shot of Hugh! We didn't get it yet!" the photographers say. We see Hugh at the end of the carpet. Please don't go just yet!
A few moments later Hugh's publicist escorts him back to carpet. "Who is upset?" she jokingly asks the photogs, and we all scream. "Who is upset? Who is upset?" And we scream even louder. Everybody is laughing.
"I'm here, I'm here!" says Hugh. He says hello to the photographers and shakes some of their hands. "Hi, guys. Good to see you," he smiles and starts posing. He is very natural and relaxed.
Posing on the carpet is part of the job as an actor, but it can be stressful. I sometimes see the anxiety in the celebs eyes when I take photos. Not all of them are as calm and at ease with it as Hugh. But there is nothing to fear about. Professional carpet photogs only post photos where the celeb looks good. That's why we take hundreds of shots in a few seconds and then pick the one where they look their best.
Press photographers don't photoshop photos, but we know all the secrets on how to take a charming picture from the right angle, how to work the flash and bounce it and overexpose just a little bit.
Thank you, Hugh!
Daniela Kirsch is a renowned entertainment photographer and founder of NameFace — an event photo agency based in New York City. Through her creative expertise and unique visual style, Kirsch not only just knows more than just a thing or two about photographing A-list events, but is forever changing the way we interact with the entertainment industry. In June 2018, Kirsch teamed up with Patch to launch the photo series 'Daniela's Lens' offering weekly features from local events to red carpet magic.
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