Was a Red Carpet Event Flooded Due to Heavy Rains in Los Angeles?

Was a Red Carpet Event Flooded Due to Heavy Rains in Los Angeles?


A red carpet event in Los Angeles was flooded due to heavy rains in early January 2023.


Los Angeles, and Southern California in general, are known globally for their hot and dry climate, but the start of 2023 brought a historically cold and wet winter. This was shown on the night of January 9, 2023, during a red carpet event for HBO. A video has circulated on social media showing “The Last of Us” star Pedro Pascal giving an interview while standing in a steep pond:

The video showed the actual events that took place during the show’s premiere at the Regency Village Theater on LA’s Westside.

The series will premiere to the general public on HBO’s streaming service on January 15, 2023. And as entertainment news site Variety observed, “Los Angeles’ torrential rain and red carpet deluge lent itself to the post-apocalyptic setting.” of the show.

The show is based on a PlayStation video game of the same name and is set in a post-apocalyptic future, the subject matter of which may hit close to home for many in the post-COVID-19 world. Here’s how HBO described it:

The series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job quickly becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as the two must cross the US and depend on each other for survival.

Joel is played by Pascal and Ellie is played by Bella Ramsey, who won hearts with her portrayal of the diminutive but powerful noblewoman Lyanna Mormont.


“The Last of Us | The Official Website for the HBO Series.” HBO.com. https://www.hbo.com/the-last-of-us. Accessed 10 January 2023.

Weak country, Russian. ‘The Last of Us’ cast on video game adaptation challenges and why a TV series was better than a movie.” Variety, 10 Jan. 2023, https://news.yahoo.com/last-us-cast -video- game-193521263.html.

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