👻🏰 When the Haunted Mansion Isn’t Haunted by Its Stars: Disney’s Ghostly Premiere With a Cast Gone M.I.A! 💔
In an episode of “Stranger Than Fiction,” Disney’s Haunted Mansion premiere went down minus its star-studded ensemble! Why you ask? It seems our A-list actors are standing firm in their union’s SAG strike. Who graced the carpet instead? Well, it wasn’t Danny DeVito or Tiffany Haddish. Nope, it was a crew of Disney workers in ghoul-guise and some net-savvy influencers. Let’s dive deeper into this peculiar premiere.
The Happiest Place on Earth experienced an awkward ripple in its usual glee this weekend. The grand premiere of Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ movie, supposed to be an extravaganza of stars in front of the actual Haunted Mansion ride, turned into a carpet walk for randoms. Can you imagine? 🤷♀️ Who needs Owen Wilson or Lakeith Stanfield when you’ve got cast members dressed up as ghosts and a smattering of influencers to light up your event?
Yet, it wasn’t a surprise party gone wrong. Instead, this unusual turn of events was a direct fallout of the recent SAG (Screen Actors Guild) strike. Our Hollywood elites didn’t just take a raincheck – they were making a stand in solidarity with their union.
So, who were the substitute celebrities that pranced down the carpet? Well, we had a gaggle of Disney cast members, some cosplaying as ‘HM’ ghosts, others just regular Disney characters. There were even influencers, including Holly Madison and others from the Playboy orbit. 🐇 Plus, sprinkled in were some Disney Imagineers and composers, as well as behind-the-scenes folks linked to the movie. A diverse crowd, wouldn’t you agree? 🤔
If you were expecting to see faces like Jared Leto, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rosario Dawson, or Winona Ryder – sorry folks, they were no-shows. The one big name that did pop up was director Justin Simien, who did a few press interviews and expressed a sense of “ghostly” eeriness for having to walk the red carpet without his cast. 👻
As for the rest, the ghosts were definitely out of the Mansion, and it looks like they’re not coming back until the SAG strike is resolved. Now, here’s a question for you: Is this the beginning of a new trend? Will other Hollywood premieres follow suit? Can we expect to see more substitute stars in place of our regular A-listers?
And ultimately, we have to ask: Was the premiere really a premiere without its stars? Or was it just another day at the amusement park, with a few extra ghosts on display? What do you think? 🤔👻