He’s here for a press conference ahead of his appearance at this year’s Rome International Film Festival and it’s clear that locals are excited about his being here.
The room, the front office of V3 Magazine, begins to fill with members of local and regional media. There are video cameras set up in the back of the room, photo cameras are clicking constantly and everyone has their phones out, pointed at the 81-year-old star.
Rome’s mayor and city manager is here, as well as several members of the business community. There are even look-alikes of the characters from one of Reynolds’ most famous films, “Smokey and the Bandit”.
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