Amy goes to Rio for the Fast Five premiere - Amy Paffrath

Staredown with Paul Walker

My new girl crush, Elsa Pataky

the lovely Ludacris

I often ask myself,”How did I get so lucky??”  During my 4 days in Rio De Janeiro Brazil for the Fast Five junket and premiere, I must’ve asked myself that question a thousand times.  I had the absolute privilege of traveling all the way to South America to interview the sexy stars of Fast Five on behalf of TV Guide’s Hollywood 411.  Tough job right?  My assignment made me the envy friends and colleagues alike.   Not only did I get to sit down and chat with amazing actors like  Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Elsa Pataky, Gal Gadot, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Matt Schulze, I got to do it in a magical tropical location.  Rio is beyond stunning.  It is a gorgeous city flanked by by turquoise waters and ominous mountains.  The people who inhabit the city are warm, friendly and full of life.  Rio has an infectious energy unmatched by any other city I’ve visited.  It is rich in culture and warmly welcomes visitors who want an authentic experience.

I also had the great pleasure of sharing my whirlwind week with a fantastic crop of reporters.  Check out some of my new friends and their work.  Tiffany Smith, Alicia Malone, Trey Alexander, Matt Zaller, Ian Sobel, Jenna Busch. I love what I do and have to continuously pinch myself that I am able to call this work.  Thank you God, thank you very much!

You cant catch my Fast Five take on Hollywood 411 on TV Guide Sunday April 24 8/7c

Jordana Brewster

rubbing Tyrese's head

gettin a dose of Vin

gorgeous Gal Gadot


  • herb says:

    You look like your having a blast. So happy you’re getting this opportunity. You deserve it. You are such a great person. Love the pics, you look so beautiful. Still cant believe you did a back flip in that dress though… that may explain all your new Brazilian followers however. haha

  • The photos were beautiful, you’re beautiful, and OMG stay near Paul Walker is unbelievable! And I loved meeting you, you are amazing, and especially, thanks for everything! love you

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