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How Malaysia impressed the stars of 'Baby Driver'

See photos from the red carpet premiere, where thousands of fans greeted Ansel Elgort, Lily James and director Edgar Wright

By Andrea Tim | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Baby Driver premiere
Photo: Sony Pictures Malaysia

It looks like Edgar Wright, Ansel Elgort and Lily James had no idea just how much enthusiasm awaited them at the red (pink, if you're specific) carpet premiere of Baby Driver at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur last night.

From 5pm, the main entrance and concourse of the mall was already crowded with fans waiting to see the director and stars of the action comedy film. When Edgar, Ansel and Lily finally arrived a couple of hours later, it was to a crowd too big to count. But rather than just make the one or two selfie and autograph stops, the trio made a proper effort to greet as many fans as they could on the way to the main stage.

"I'm so overwhelmed by your generosity and your warmth," Lily, who plays Debora in Baby Driver, said to the crowd. "It's just blown us all away, so thank you so much."

Ansel, who plays Baby, declared that the jackfruit is now his favourite fruit.

"I have to come back to Malaysia to eat more and more," he said. "But most importantly, I have to come back for your country's beauty and all of you guys are the nicest people. You couldn't be nicer and welcoming. You guys really rock."

You should know that Edgar was actually a little ill during the event – he revealed on Instagram that he had pharyngitis and a mild fever – but was he withdrawn? No, sir. He has since also posted photos from the night, shot by photographer and filmmaker Carmelo Varela, a friend of Ansel's who has been generously documenting the Baby Driver press junket.

 

Kuala Lumpur. #BabyDriverMovie

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Malaysia nights. #BabyDriver

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#BabyDriverMovie Kuala Lumpur Premiere. (Photo by @carmelovarela)

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#BabyDriverMovie Kuala Lumpur Premiere. (Photo by @carmelovarela)

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Miss James. Kuala Lumpur. #BabyDriverMovie (Photo by @carmelovarela)

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#BabyDriverMovie Kuala Lumpur Premiere. (Photo by @carmelovarela)

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This was insane. #BabyDriverMovie Kuala Lumpur Premiere. (Photo by @carmelovarela)

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Kuala Lumpur. #BabyDriverMovie

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I could have smiled better. #BabyDriverMovie Kuala Lumpur Premiere.

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#BabyDriverMovie stars @Ansel Elgort, @lilyjamesofficial and Director @edgarwright at the Premiere in Malaysia!

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