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
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actually a little ill during the event – he revealed on Instagram that he had pharyngitis and a mild fever – but was he withdrawn?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.
So much love for everyone in Malaysia. Thank you so much for your support, I cannot wait for you all to see Baby Driver. Honestly I was overwhelmed by the turnout today at the Malaysian premier, I did not expect such a turnout and warm welcome. You guys are the greatest. After this video I went back and took as many selfies as humanly possible. If I missed you we'll have to get one together next time I'm here :) 🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾 #BabyDriver • Creds @carmelovarela for the vid
@lilyjamesofficial, @ansel and @edgarwright are so overwhelmed by the love @babydrivermovie fans have shown here in Kuala Lumpur this evening! Check our Insta Stories for more and watch the Baby Driver red carpet premiere on our Facebook page. #babydrivermovie #babydrivermy #lilyjames #anselelgort #edgarwright #ellemalaysia
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