During the red carpet (or, more accurately, "black carpet" with the comedy text "2012 We Were Warned" printed in bold), I asked the usual questions to the cast, and probably the most refreshing response to my question "are you scared about what might happen in 2012?" came from young actress Morgan Lily (pictured right) who said that doomsday didn't worry her, but ghosts were of a greater concern.
In fact, most of the cast were very chilled-out about the whole doomsday thing, overwhelmingly indicating that it was "just a movie." Fortunately, the hysteria associated with the questionable marketing campaign for 2012 was absent from tonight's proceeds.
Personally, my favorite part of the entire night was talking with the experts who advised the crew about Mayan culture and the science behind blowing stuff up. At one point, it became more of a discussion about the accuracies (and inaccuracies) of our understanding of the Maya rather than an interview. Also, a plasma physics expert was on-hand to discuss some doomsday physics, so we had a great time discussing the shortfalls in solar physics funding and some of the real risks associated with being hit my a solar flare from the sun (much to the frustration of another news team standing downstream from me).