“Baby Driver” is set to be a smash hit here in Malaysia. Edgar Wright – who wrote, directed, and produced the action comedy – was in town with Ansel Elgort (Baby) and Lily James (Debora) to promote their movie.
Last evening (Monday, 17th July), Pavilion Kuala Lumpur was flooded with fans who attended the red carpet event to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
There’s no doubt that Malaysian fans had a good lasting impression on the stars. During the press conference in the Ritz-Carlton KL earlier in the day, Elgort shared that social media is essential in connecting with his fans. “I love meeting them and taking photos with them. I wish I could do that with all of my 8 million followers, but I can’t. So my way of doing that is by sharing updates on social media,” he said.
The actor also took to Instagram to share a video of his red carpet experience at Pavilion. “So much love for everyone in Malaysia. Thank you so much for your support, I cannot wait for you all to see ‘Baby Driver’. Honestly I was overwhelmed by the turnout today at the Malaysian premier, I did not expect such a turnout and warm welcome. You guys are the greatest. After this video I went back and took as many selfies as humanly possible. If I missed you we’ll have to get one together next time I’m here,” Elgort wrote.
Prior to that, Elgort and his friend Carmelo Varela took some time off to explore Kuala Lumpur. The 23-year-old heartthrob even got to taste our King of Fruits for the first time! In one of his snapshots, Elgort is seen drinking water from the durian shell as how locals do it.
“I really liked it. I’m surprised there’s a debate about whether it’s a real fruit or not. Like the jackfruit as well. I loved it. I’m really enjoying Malaysia,” Elgort told the media. Thanks to his Insta feed, the actor also showed us that he visited Batu Caves, Chin Swee Caves Temple, and Central Market during his short time here in Malaysia.
Take a look at the photo gallery below (which includes Elgort’s travel snapshots, as well as the meet and greet session at Pavilion):
“Baby Driver” will be out in Malaysia this Thursday (20th July).