TheMoms Q&A with Real Eddie the Eagle Screening #EddieEagleMOMS #EddietheEagle

This week I attended a special screening hosted by TheMOMS with the real life Olympian Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards who's is the inspiration for the film Eddie the Eagle.


The MOMS Eddie The Eagle MAMARAZZI

photo credit: Fredy Mfuko, Mission 101 Media

Note: I was invited as media to this event and movie screening. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

It was an amazing moment to see and listen to Eddie as he shared about such a special moment in his life. I was astonished to learn that during his ski jump career, he made 60,000 jumps with only a few injuries. This from someone who didn't start jumping till later in life. Wow!

The MOMS Eddie The Eagle MAMARAZZI

photo credit: Fredy Mfuko, Mission 101 Media

Eddie also shared about true moments in his life versus what the movie showed, what kept him motivated to keep going when everyone told him to stop and how his life is now. He's currently teaching his daughters to ski and learning one of them is just as determine as he was.

The MOMS Eddie The Eagle MAMARAZZI

photo credit: Fredy Mfuko, Mission 101 Media

It was wonderful to see Eddie in real life. He's just like his character is portrayed in the movie. Full of joy and determination to live a wonderful life.

You can watch the video below to hear what Eddie had to say


EDDIE THE EAGLE OPENS IN THEATERS FRIDAY

Eddie The Eagle movie poster


Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out.

With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Eddie the Eagle is the lovable underdog with a never say die attitude.

Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Screenplay By: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton
Produced By: Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Rupert Maconick, Valerie Van Galder
Story By: Simon Kelton

To learn more about Eddie the Eagle, visit - www.foxmovies.com/eddie-the-eagle

On Facebook - www.facebook.com/EddieTheEagleMovie
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/eddieeaglemovie

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15 comments:

  1. This sounds like it was a great event. I always enjoy learning about the people behind a film. Especially one that looks as good as "Eddy the Eagle".

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  2. I cannot wait to see this movie. It looks like it will be inspiring and heartwarming.

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  3. How cool to meet the man behind the story! We are really looking forward to seeing this movie.

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  4. 80,000 jumps is a huge number but it just goes to show how much these guys have to train in order to get where they are. Practice makes perfect.

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  5. This is really awesome. I love that there are so many interviews with the actors of this film.

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  6. What a great event! I love interviews like this, makes me want to see the film that much more! - Jeanine

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  7. This sounds like a very inspiring movie! I'll have to be sure to check it out with my family!

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  8. My husband and I really want to check this movie out - we love a good underdog story. I bet it was a real treat to be present for this interview!

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  9. I saw this trailer the other day and had to admit, I had no idea who Eddie was. It looks like a great story and good movie to watch.

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  10. Hmmm. I haven't heard of this movie at all...but then again I'm mostly seeing kid movies since I have a 6 year old. Boy, I need a night out!

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  11. Even though I'm not really a sports person, I just love sports movies. They are typically so inspiring, and this one sounds no different. Can't wait to check it out.

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  12. That is amazing that he had so little injuries. Sounds like he def. found his niche. :)

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  13. So cool! I've seen the ad for this movie and was choked up at the trailer. I love that you were able to hear the real person speak.

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  14. What an interactive screening! I love screenings and thanks for introducing me to this movie!

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  15. Ooh, fun event! I'm just now hearing about this movie!

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