Former islanders go to Golden Globes

  • Jan. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

submitted article–Vancouver entertainer and TV host Luisa Marshall with her husband Steve found themselves walking down the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards on January 12, meeting and having pictures with many stars. Luisa and Steve, formerly of Masset, flew to Los Angeles a few days earlier to get ready for what would be an amazing journey into the world of the Golden Globe Awards. 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 invitation to a private CBS party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. “This party was so full it was hard to get personal with celebrities” says Steve “but it was fun just looking and bumping into them”. That was where they found themselves standing next to Aaron Paul, the star in Breaking Bad and Matthew McConaughey. Then they moved to a second party at the Soho Room in West Hollywood. In the packed elevator standing next to them was Jane Seymour and Stacy Keach. Stars everywhere. “I looked up and Luisa was talking to LL Cool J so I ran over and took a picture,” Steve said, “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 pm. 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 got interviewed by the GMA TV station and the LA then in the ballroom they went. “Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and U2 are the first stars we noticed inside” noted Luisa, “our table is 40 feet from the stage. Amazing”. Then off to the first of seven after parties at the Beverly Hilton. The first one sponsored by Warner Brothers was the best with a live band, chocolates on the walls and stars everywhere. Luisa had a personal picture with Taylor Swift, John Voight, Jared Lito 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 dreamt about my whole life,” said Luisa. She was invited by Ruben Nepales, former chairman of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ruben included Luisa in his book ‘My Filipino Connection, the Philippines in Hollywood ‘to highlight her achievements. In 2003 Luisa was the World Rock ‘n Roll Tribute Artist Champion as Tina Turner, last year Luisa was voted as one of the top 25 immigrants in Canada. She is in her fifth year as the TV host of Simply the best TV on Shaw Cable.