Stana Katic wears pink, recalls sneaking into CBGB club at 17 (Video)
Stana Katic of ABC's "Castle" was pretty in hot pink at the premiere of "CBGB" and reminisced during an interview with OTRC.com about how was able to sneak into the music club of the same name when she was 17.
At the premiere on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, near Los Angeles, Katic, 35, wore a hot pink Versace mini dress with safety pin accents -- a tribute to punk rock style, paired with matching Casadei "Blade" pumps.
In "CBGB" the movie, Katic play Genya "Goldie" Ravan, former lead singer of the 1960s rock band Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and co-stars with Malin Akerman of ABC's "Trophy Wife," who plays Debbie Harry from the rock band Blondie. The movie also stars "Twilight" alum Ashley Greene and Alan Rickman of "Harry Potter" fame.
The movie is named after Country, Bluegrass, and Blues, a mostly punk rock venue that opened in the city in the 1970s. Katic, who was born in Canada, recalled how she snuck in with friends at age 17, before she was legally allowed to drink alcohol.
"I was in school in Boston and my roommate and I knew a bunch of people who were from New York City and neither of us had never been to New York City and they were like, 'Do you wanna come with us one weekend?' So we went out, went to CBGB's," she told OTRC.com's Tony Cabrera.
"We didn't even know where we were going," she said. "I didn't know anything about the club. All I knew is that the guys were like, 'Look, if you need to use the washroom, use it ahead of time because this one is horrible. And we walked in and there's this amazing band in the back and I was shocked that we actually made it in and I spent forever trying to doctor my passport so I could get in."
Katic, who later obtained American citizenship, also recalled meeting the "amazing" Ravan herself.
"I was really honored to meet her because she broke down a lot of barriers," the actress told OTRC.com. "I said, 'Wow, you broke down everything before Madonna. You opened all those doors and she said, 'Honey, I opened them so the rest of the girls could walk through.'"
"CBGB" is available on VOD and will have a wide theatrical release in the United States on Oct. 11.
The premiere took place just one day after Katic and other "Castle" stars took part in a panel event at the Paley Center for Media, which was moderated by host of the "On The Red Carpet" TV show and OTRC.com.
OTRC's Cabrera talked to Katic and co-stars such as Nathan Fillion before the event. Check out exclusive interviews with the "Castle" actors.
Reporting by Tony Cabrera, correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.
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