This Sunday, we Brits take a turn at hosting a fancy A-list awards bash as the stars of the silver screen gather together for the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards. Live on the red carpet this year are presenters Dermot O’Leary and Caroline Flack who will interview guests as they arrive at London’s Royal Opera House. We chat exclusively to Caroline to find out her top red carpet tips…
1. Don’t get star struck
There are so many people I’m looking forward to seeing - Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper… I just hope I don’t get star struck and lost for words. Got to try and be cool. That will be my phrase,‘be cool!’
2. Be prepared
I have been sent so many films which is the best research in the world! I’ve got them all to watch before Sunday. I am most excited about seeing Les Miserables.
3. Dress appropriately
I don’t know what I’m wearing yet. We have options but it has to be full length because it is a black tie event. I have a stylist who helps me out. We will either go out or she will bring some pieces round. We’ve done a whole day of trying on dresses which was really fun but it’s hard work trying to find the right dress because you want it to be perfect. I haven’t made my mind up yet.
4. Check the weather
I’m normally happy with what I’m wearing on the red carpet because I’ve made the choice myself but this time it will be freezing and we are going to be out there for hours. It’ll be a case of wearing thermals underneath our outfits and those heat pouches to put under our arms and behind our knees to keep warm.
5. Try something new
I’ve got completely new hair - I’ve got a fringe and I’m brunette now. It’s nice to have something new to work with, so it’s very exciting. I’m a very last minute person when it comes to getting ready.
6. Measure up your co-host
I wear high heels on The Xtra Factor and that levels me out as the same height as Dermot so I think I’ll be fine to wear them on the night. And I’m quite good in heels, I wear them all the time.
7. Enjoy yourself
I love getting dressed up but at the BAFTAs you get to see everyone you work with and go out with them. We work so hard all year round so when it comes round to January/ February when things are a little quieter, it’s fun to let your hair down.
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards premieres on Sunday, 10th February from 5pm only on E! Entertainment Television.