YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- It is the girl you have seen in magazines and the man you've seen on the big screen. American film director Peter Berg and the main characters of his latest movie "Battleship," Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker premiered their movie at the COEX on April 5 and visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan for an autograph session, April 6.
Fifty lucky Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan were among the crowd of 1,200 people who seized the opportunity to be the first ones to watch one of the biggest science fiction movies of 2012.
Right before the movie premiere, the three celebrities worked the red carpet and greeted cheering fans by signing autographs and taking pictures together. Amid the chaos of a hundred camera flashes and a thousand fans shouting, they did not forget to stop by where U.S. Soldiers were gathered to chat for a while.
Sgt. Michael Huebner from Marine Forces Korea was glad to be invited to the movie premiere, receiving such care and support outside of the states. "It feels great to be out here tonight and I really appreciate how my country appreciates what we are doing."
The following day, despite their busy schedule, the Battleship director and actors visited Yongsan Garrison and held an autograph session at R&R Bar and Grill to encourage and thank those who are serving our country.
Brooklyn Decker was asked for autographs the most among the three since she was the only actress at the session. She stars as Samantha, the daughter of Liam Neeson's character Admiral Shane in the movie and she is also a fashion model best known for appearances in Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret.
"Thank you for having us here today and we hope we make you guys proud," said Decker.
The autograph session lasted for an hour and people were happy to go back to their homes with autographs and pictures in their hands.
"Battleship" is a science fiction naval war film based on the children's game. In the Hawaiian Islands, an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engages in a dynamic and intense battle against an alien species known as "The Regents". The film was released in Korea on April11, and is the hottest movie that is overwhelming other movies in audience counts.