Tim McGraw Hosts ‘Blind Side’ Movie Premiere
A who's-who list of stars wrapped up a busy awards show week with dinner and a movie Thursday, as Tim McGraw hosted the Nashville premiere of his new film, 'The Blind Side.' Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks, Barbara Mandrell, Wynonna, Randy Travis, Heidi Newfield, Lady Antebellum, the Lost Trailers and Julianne Hough were just some of the big names who came out to support Tim's heartwarming new film. Wife Faith Hill gave reporters a good laugh on the red carpet when asked how she felt about her hubby's kissing scene with co-star Sandra Bullock.
"She's gorgeous," Faith said with a smile. "I wish I was kissing Sandra Bullock!"
In the movie, Tim and Sandra play the roles of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy -- the real life couple from Memphis, Tenn., who took in a homeless teenager, Michael Oher. The Tuohys legally adopted the then-17 year old and helped him catch up to his classmates in school, also inspiring him to play football. Michael became a state champion high school football star and received a full scholarship to Ole Miss. He is now a starting player for the Baltimore Ravens.
As Michael's tearjerking story unfolded on the big screen in Nashville, sniffles were heard throughout the theater during several scenes. Lee Ann Tuohy explained to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper that her son has been surprised by the emotional reaction. "Michael called me and said, 'Mom, why is everybody crying at the commercials? Don't people understand it has a happy ending?' "
The Tuohy family walked the red carpet and attended the lavish after-party, held at a restaurant next door to the theater. Sean Tuohy admits that he was quite impressed by Tim's portrayal of him ... though he doesn't believe it took a whole lot of research on Tim's part.
"We both married over our heads," Sean said with a laugh. "I asked him if he was acting or just showing up."