Today - from the Autumn Blog Challenge comes the question "Have I ever met a celebrity?"
Well, that depends on what you mean by a celebrity and if you mean did I actually carry on a conversation or just… see from a distance.
I worked in the rental car business when I was fresh out of college and among my customers were Morgan Fairchild who was one of the bombshell actresses from some show not Dallas but like it. I didn’t recognize her because I didn’t watch shows like that but what I remember is she was totally blank. Her skin looked like chalk and had not a single distinctive characteristic. Made me think that was so they could paint her face however they wanted to paint her face.
She did tell me her Jaguar got wrecked as she was chased on Sunset Boulevard by enthusiastic fans.
I also rented a car and even made a phone call or two to David Byrne. Again, this meant little to me but I understand he is the lead of the band The Talking Heads. People were VERY excited about this meet up and what I can tell you is he was a very quiet, understated guy who wasn’t bothered that the only car we had left for him was a little compact thing.
I bumped into the woman who played the housemother on Facts of Life at the movies.
I am acquaintances with Joey Travolta, brother of John, who had his own acting career but now has a production company called Inclusion Films. The company teaches filmmaking to people with special needs. I was one of the actors in Zombie High – an interesting comedy about a Zombie Queen in disguise who terrorizes the students of a local high school. I played the Zombie Queen. Tee hee hee hee. The photo is of Joey, my daughters and a friend at the premiere. It was a great time!
And as far as six degrees goes, my brother is very close friends with Patrick Dempsey, Dr. McDreamy. I don’t watch that show, either.
I am not impressed enough by celebrities, I suppose, but the ones I have gotten to know are delightfully normal people. The B celebrities, though, tend to think they are high above everyone else. John Laroquette was my favorite. He lived near me in Hollywood and I would see him at the 7-11, the convenience store, the movies, and he would have a trench coat on with the collar up and sunglasses practically screaming, “Look at me, I’m famous!” Bah!
Tell me, have you met a celebrity?
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield.
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