Leon and Orlando Bloom at the premiere.
Leon and Orlando Bloom at the premiere.

Leon Jakobeit stands at the Astor Film Lounge, surrounded by actors and celebrities: today marks the premiere of the Amazon Original "Carnival Row" (the undubbed original English language version launched on August 30 on Amazon Prime Video). Leon accompanied a colleague who had won tickets for the premiere: Amazon had raffled tickets among the employees of the FC Brieselang and other Berlin sites such as Amazon Fresh, Amazon Logistics and Prime Now. That's why Leon now stands next to Hollywood icon and actor Orlando Bloom and chats with the star: “Had someone told me that I would have such a casual conversation with one of the most famous actors in the world, I would probably have thought they were crazy." Even a few days later, Leon can hardly believe that he rubbed shoulders with the stars: “The conversation with Orlando Bloom was an incredible experience that I will not forget very soon.”

“"Had someone told me that I would have such a casual conversation with one of the most famous actors in the world, I would probably have thought they were crazy."”
Leon Jakobeit

Kostas Chassan Liveris from Amazon Fresh also won one of the much coveted tickets in the employee raffle. “I almost felt a bit like a star myself. Outside, the crowd was waiting for Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, and I was allowed to pass them by and go in. There was also champagne, and they served small snacks”, he says. He was very impressed by leading lady Cara Delevingne: “She was super funny and made a lot of jokes. I thought it was a wonderful evening.”

Carnival Row is set in a Victorian fantasy world inhabited by mythological creatures who had to escape their exotic homelands after conquest by the human kingdoms. The growing population suffers badly while co-existing alongside humans - because they are not allowed to live, to love or to fly freely. On the contrary, they are forced to hide their true nature and adapt to the human way of life. But despite all the obstacles, hope springs eternal: Human detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and refugee fae Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delivingne) start a dangerous love affair in this increasingly intolerant society. However, Vignette is guarding a mystery that threatens Philostrate's world during his most important case yet - a series of gruesome murders threatening the strained peace of Carnival Row.