'Struck by Lightning' Premiere: Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Hyland Celebrate the Film
5:04 PM PST 1/7/2013 by Sophie Schillaci, Kyleen James
The stars of Colfer's screenwriting debut stepped out for the film's Hollywood premiere on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Wilson, Hyland and Dermot Mulroney were joined by friends, family and fans at the screening and afterparty at EDEN.
Co-stars Sarah Hyland, Roberto Aguire and Rebel Wilson mug for the cameras at the Hollywood premiere of Struck by Lightning.
Chris Colfer, who wrote, directed and stars in the film, wore a lightning pin made by a fan at the premiere. "I thought it was perfect," Colfer said of the accessory.
Rebel Wilson (in Ralph Lauren) told THR she wanted to keep it "slightly classy" in the midst of awards season. She recently signed on to host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and is hoping to enlist the help of One Direction to bring in viewers.
"They said if I put them on the show they might strip naked," Wilson said of the boy band. "It'll be a first and I'm excited for that."
Awkward star Ashley Rickards plays a goth high school student in the film, but went decidedly lighter with her red carpet ensemble by Wish.
"I chose it because it was fun and it's confusing," she told THR. "It's like, 'Is it spring? Is it winter? Is she edgy? Is she sweet?' We don't know."
The Office star Angela Kinsey -- in Tadashi Shoji --plays Colfer's high school guidance counselor in the film. And though you can't see it on screen, the actress revealed that her costume came with some added padding.
"We came up with this whole backstory that my character had gone through a divorce and lost a lot of weight but she still had a tush," Kinsey told THR. "But the funny thing is that actually you never see it, the audience never sees it, but it totally changed how I walked. I loved it. It was my Kardashian moment."
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland chose a pale green Christian Siriano mini. In the film, she plays a cheerleader with a scandelous secret.
Two Broke Girls star Beth Behrs walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with her beau, Mad Men actor Michael Gladis.
The Office actress Kate Flannery was on hand to support co-star Angela Kinsey.
Mulroney, Hyland, Colfer, Wilson
Dermot Mulroney poses with co-stars Sarah Hyland, Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson. Following the screening, Mulroney told THR: "Tonight when I walked in, there's a whole different type of crowd that was out to greet the cast and everything. Whether it's Glee, whether it's Chris or me, particularly at this age, it was kind of encouraging. There's a lot of young people out there who like good movies. You can see that."
Allie Grant, Chris Colfer, Angela Kinsey, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson, Roberto Aguire and Matt Prokop pose for a group shot on the red carpet.
Asked if any of the actors sought his advice during filming, screenwriter Colfer was decidedly modest. "They were all on their A-game," he told THR. "They didn't need me, absolutely not. They were all great."
Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Harry Shum, Jr.
Chris Colfer partied with his Glee co-stars, Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. at EDEN.
"I wouldn't have missed it," said Criss. "Chris is such a force of nature and I was so proud of him and what he created and what he's done and his honesty with his life and the way he works. It's really inspiring."
Sarah Hyland, Brian Dannelly
Sarah Hyland poses with director Brian Dannelly.
"The idea that it was a high school movie written by someone who was in high school [is] really, really interesting," Dannelly told THR. "It's a different perspective from people in their 30s writing scripts. It's also a protagonist that you don't normally see in movies, which I was excited about. The whole theme of the movie is it's the journey, not the destination. Be who you are. Don't miss it."
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