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Marshall star-struck at Golden Globe Awards

Luisa Marshall and Jared Leto. - Luisamarshall.com
Luisa Marshall and Jared Leto.
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Former Haida Gwaii resident, Vancouver entertainer and TV host Luisa Marshall and her husband Steve found themselves walking down the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, meeting and having pictures with many stars.

Luisa and Steve Marshall flew down to Los Angeles last Thursday to get ready for what would be an amazing journey into the world of the Golden Globe Awards weekend.  The couple had only hoped to see a few stars in person, but instead they experienced meeting and having pictures with many.

Saturday started off with an invite to the private CBS special party at the famous Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.

"This party was so full it was hard to get personal with celebrities" said Steve, "but it was fun just looking and bumping into them."

That was where they found themselves standing next to Aaron Paul, the star of Breaking Bad, and Matthew McConaughey.

Then they moved on to the second party at the private Soho Room in West Hollywood. In the packed elevator standing next to them was Jane Seymour and Stacy Keach. Never ending trays of food and drinks were served. Stars everywhere.

"I looked up and Luisa was talking to LL Cool J, so I ran over and took a picture" reports Steve.

"He was super cool, then she's with Oscar Isaac for another picture, then Jane Seymour."

Liev Schreiber and his wife Naomi Watts were standing close by.

The big day, Sunday, Luisa and Steve had to be at the Beverly Hilton Red Carpet at 2 p.m. Steve dressed in his tuxedo and Luisa in a black flowing dress. The black Limo picked them and dropped them off at the Red Carpet. On the way in Luisa was interviewed by the GMA TV station and the LA Enquirer.net then in the ballroom they went.

"Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and the band U2 are the first stars we noticed inside," noted Luisa.

"Our table is 40 feet from the stage. Amazing. The food was great and the wine flowed."

Then off to the first of seven after parties at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The first one, sponsored by Warner Brothers, was the best one with a live band, chocolates on the walls and stars everywhere.  Luisa had a personal picture with Taylor Swift, John Voight, Jared Leto and Vanessa Hudgens. Steve had a picture with Lamar Odom from the NBA.  Walking down a hallway to another party they walked by Lady Gaga, Bill Maher and Piers Morgan.

"It was an amazing weekend. Something I have dreamed about my whole life," said Luisa.

Luisa Marshall was invited by Ruben Nepales, the first Filipino chairman of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, to attend the Golden Globe Awards this year. Ruben included Luisa in his book My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood to highlight all her achievements in North America.  In 2003 Luisa was the World Rock N Roll Tribute Artist Champion as Tina Turner, in 2013 Luisa was voted as one of the Top 25 Immigrants in Canada and Luisa is on her fifth year as the TV host of Simply the Best TV on Shaw Cable.

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