After years of admiring the man from afar, I finally had the chance to see him in person. Although everything happened rather quickly because of the big crowd, I felt privileged to watch Jason arrive in a sleek black Mercedes and go straight to the fans. I had been told many times before how kind he always is and how much time he spends with his fans, and now I can say I have seen his humbleness with my own two eyes. While his cast mates arrived in ridiculously huge black Escalades and most of them couldn’t be bothered to attend to the waiting fans outside, Jason was the ONLY one who made it about them and not himself. He went down the long line, signed autographs and took photos never mind the waiting press and photographers inside the venue. In my opinion, you can tell a true star by the way he/she interacts with his/her fans and Jason genuinely is a class act. He made everyone feel equally important and gave back so much love that I have nothing but more admiration for him. Enjoy the few photos I managed to snap of him.
I also made the acquaintance of the very talented photographer Chao-Chi Tong who was willing to share his beautiful photographs of Jason.
Afterwards I got to watch the film with the cast and director F. Gary Gray inside Radio City Music Hall. I have to say I really loved it so much more than the previous installment. Everything seemed more balanced, no constant outrageous action sequences but also many humorous and personal moments between the characters as well as a few exciting surprises. Jason was given fantastic material this time and along with co-star Charlize Theron’s bad girl Cipher outshone everyone else. I’ll definitely be watching the film again opening on April 14, 2017.