Kevin Costner

Me, In LA Chatting With Kevin Costner And Getting A Hug From Ginnifer Goodwin #McFarlandUSAEvent

Did you hear the most awesomely fantabulous news I recently shared across all the Mama’s Mission social media channels??? Well I won’t keep you guessing for too long….This Mama is headed to LA next month to hang with Kevin Costner and hug, I mean interview Ginnifer Goodwin!!!

#McFarlandUSAEvent 2-5 2-8 LA

One random evening I am checking my emails before heading to bed and BAM, there it is. An email telling me that Disney & ABC would like to have me come out to LA!!! Yup, I know, I couldn’t believe it either. I must have read the email like a million gazillion times. Fine, I am exaggerating a little, but I did read it over and over and over.

Okay, so what’s the big deal you ask? Well hold on to your flip flops….Are you ready??? Take a seat, grab a cup of cafecito and prepare to join me on the adventure of a lifetime.


Kevin Costner McFarland USA
For starters I will be attending a press junket for the upcoming film release of McFARLAND, USA, which is opening in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015. Yep, the one starring the one and only Kevin Costner! Me and Kevin go wayyyyyy back. Did you know I was once an extra in his For Love Of The Game movie years ago??? I sure was! I got to portray a Yankees fan in the stands (among a few hundred others, but still!) Although I didn’t get to meet Kevin Costner THAT time, I will THIS time.

And not just meeting him but OMG, INTERVIEWING him! What do you ask a legend like Costner??? Or rather how do I keep myself from babbling out my questions in an indiscernible language? I’ll also have the opportunity to interview additional cast, filmmakers and the real life inspirations behind the film McFarland, USA. I’m beyond excited for this opportunity that I can barely contain myself. And you are coming with me!!! How??? Follow my journey with Kevin Costner using #McFarlandUSAEvent!

While I start packing, check out this trailer:

Just kidding, I’m still here. I usually don’t pack for a trip until the night before. Okay, so as you know when Disney hosts an event, they go all out. You must be wondering, “how do you top that?” You don’t, you just add to it and make the trip even more awesome with the celebration of the in-home releases of BIG HERO 6 and TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST.


Confession: I haven’t yet seen BIG HERO 6, which makes me all that much more excited and nervous. Especially since I will be attending a special press day at Walt Disney Animation Studios (how cool is this??) where I’ll interview the filmmakers, Ryan Potter (voice of “Hiro”), Daniel Henney (voice of “Tadashi”) and Scott Adsit (voice of “Baymax”)! Follow along with #BigHero6Bloggers!

Big Hero 6


Next on the list? I get to spend some time a DisneyToon Studios for a special press day of TinkerBell and the Legend of the NEVERBEAST where I will interview the filmmakers and Ginnifer Goodwin (voice of “Fawn”)! Emily is such a TinkerBell fan. She loves all the fairies and I already have it planned out to print all my trip related posts, pictures, etc., to turn into a book to be shared with her when she’s a little older. Follow along with #NeverbeastBloggers!

Ginnifer Goodwin Fawn Tinkerbell and the legend of the neverbeast

I’m sure I’ll need plenty of cafecito to get me through this incredible journey because the adventure doesn’t end there.


Get ready to get fresh with a brand new show from ABC! I’ll be previewing two soon-to-air episodes of ABC’s new family comedy, “Fresh Off the Boat,” which will be sampled twice in ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block on Wednesday, February 4th at both 8:30 and 9:31 p.m., followed by its time slot premiere on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00 p.m., ET). Make sure to jot down those dates and times so you don’t miss it! I’ll also get to meet with the show’s Writer and Executive Producer Nahnatchka Kahn as well as available cast from the show, all for interviews! Follow along with #FreshOffTheBoat and #ABCTVEvent!

ABC Fresh Off The Boat TV Show


Last but not least, closing out this unreal trip I will also screen the upcoming Disney Channel Film BAD HAIR DAY (premiering Friday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) – are you taking notes? – followed by a Q+A with star and Executive Producer Leigh-Allyn Baker! Follow along with #BadHairDay!

Disney Bad Hair Day

If you’ve got any questions for any of the people I’ll be interviewing, like Kevin Costner, send me them along in an email or leave a comment below!!! I’ll be picking some reader questions to ask.

So let’s recap real quickly…

Who: Mama’s Mission <— THAT’S ME!!!!

What: Is going to HOLLYWOOD!!

When: February 5th to 8th, 2015

Where: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube

How totally unbelievable is this experience going to be you ask? Just follow along on social media using these hashtags to find out… #‎McFarlandUSAEvent‬ ‪#‎BigHero6Bloggers‬ ‪#‎NeverbeastBloggers‬ ‪#‎FreshOffTheBoat‬ (‪#‎ABCTVEvent‬) ‪#‎BadHairDay‬

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (1)

  • Hi, Erica!
    How are you? I recently nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award on my blog. YAY! Thank you so much!

    Sending Love,


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