2017 Vulture Festival LA Recap

Last weekend, I attended Vulture Festival LA, a pop-up pop culture experience, featuring panels with faces of who’s hot in entertainment. I saw – It’s Always Sunny at Vulture Festival, and Natalie Portman: In Conversation – presented by DirectTV Now.

It was really fun to see the “It’s Always Sunny” Gang – Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, and Danny Devito – interact, and reflect on how much fun it is to work on the show together. I loved how they explained their “just shoot it all” nature of their one-camera show, how it is a “nightmare for the lighting crew” because they are “all on” for every shot. Glenn explained his goal for every scene is to get his costars to break character and crack up. Kaitlin explained the difference between working on “It’s Always Sunny” and her FOX show, “The Mick”. Danny Devito said they have to entice him out of his trailer to shoot his scenes, which he gives them “full reign” on, and he returns to his trailer, back to his computer right after. It’s a great group dynamic – so much fun to watch.

I loved seeing Natalie Portman in person and hearing her thoughts on an array of topics. She mentioned when she got the role of Mathilda in The Professional, her parents wrote out an ironclad agreement, which she is thankful for, that includes the character “must quit smoking by the end of the movie”.

Other featured guests at Vulture Festival included Ava DuVernay, Common, Dave Franco, Danny DeVito, Erika Jayne, Finn Wolfhard, Issa Rae, James Franco, Jill Soloway, Kerry Washington, Lena Waithe, Owen Wilson, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Silverman, Sofia Coppola, Ted Danson, Tig Notaro, Will Forte, Zach Galifianakis, and others.

Here are photos provided by Vulture Festival – PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images for Vulture Festival Los Angeles

Vulture Festival LA Presented By AT&T – Opening Night Gala

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 17: Guests attend the opening night gala at Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

Vulture Festival LA Presented by AT&T – Day 1

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Producer Lena Waithe, actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and actor/producer Issa Rae attend Vulture Festival LA Presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 18, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Jordan Crucchiola, Adrian Molina and Anthony Gonzalez speak onstage at Pixar’s “COCO” screening and interview presented by Screenvision Media at Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at The London West Hollywood on November 18, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

Vulture Festival LA Presented by AT&T – Day 2

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Musician/producer Common speaks onstage during the ‘Chi’ panel, part of Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Actor Natalie Portman speaks onstage during Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

Vulture Festival

Vulture is the go-to-site for everyone who lives, breathes, and consumes entertainment. Editors on both coasts survey America’s cultural landscape on the site, which offers around-the-clock, wall-to-wall coverage of movies, TV, music, and much more.

Vulture Festival New York is returning for it’s FIFTH year!  We’ll be hosting it once again at Milk Studios in Manhattan, over the weekend of May 19 + 20, 2018.  Stay tuned to this site for more information!

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Disclaimer: Westside Mommy attended Vulture Festival as a member of the media and received a press pass to attend two panels.