AA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 944 times:
Since I have worked in the airline industry I have had the opportunity to meet several famous Hollywood stars. For the most part their personalities in real life are just as they are or come across in the movies they play roles in or how they are perceived to be.
I recently had the opportunity to meet one of my all time favorites...In her movies she always seems to play the sweet girl next door type who is really down to earth......I spent a few minutes talking to her and she comes across the same way as she does in her movies.....
In the past I have met a couple of famous singers and one comes across as ok, the other had b*tch all over her.....
I wont name any names to protect their identities, but for the most part they seem to be the same in real life.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 904 times:
Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter): recently had the opportunity to meet one of my all time favorites...In her movies she always seems to play the sweet girl next door type who is really down to earth......I spent a few minutes talking to her and she comes across the same way as she does in her movies.....
I know who you're talking about. It was Boning Betty from "Porn Star Marathon IV." Am I right?
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 884 times:
What is it with people and celebrities, LOL. When I lived in Hollywood, one of Michael Landon's sons lived above me, one of Sidney Poitier's daughters lived upstairs and across the courtyard, and Holly Robinson from 21 Jump Street lived next door to me. The first time I met Johnny Depp, it was in the hallway when I had an armload of laundry. Nobody flipped out if the elevator doors opened and Sidney Poitier was in there. Dionne Warwick had her nails done where I had my haircut, Johnny Mathis shopped at the same grocery store where I shopped, etc. I even used to pickup Delia Sheppard to give her a ride to the set when she didn't have a car. No big deal.
I was waiting in line in security one day at LAX, and while it was going slowly, I got into conversation with the people behind me, and suddenly realized the woman behind the big sunglasses was Dixie Carter, and her husband, Hal Holbrook was right next to her. We just chatted like normal people.
The only time I've seen people go overboard was on a flight from Milan to LAX, and people from First were coming back to Business to get the autograph of a then current star of L.A. Law, who was sitting across the aisle from me, and one asked if she could take her photo.
These are just regular people who, for the most part, just want to be left alone to go about their business. If you recognize them, great, they like attention too, but not a commotion made. I didn't even know who Holly was at first, until she mentioned one day about having to leave for Vancouver for filming, and then about a year later I saw her on TV. Her future husband, Rodney Peete, was a really nice guy as well, not the brute you'd think an NFL player would be.
And having met these people, and a host of others, doesn't make me any better than anyone else. It's just part of life.
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9744 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 863 times:
I've met countless politicians (especially those wanting to run for president), athletes, celebrities, etc. over the years. And as a bit of a break out as to the commentary on their personalities ... one thing I have noticed, is that, for the most part, the "lesser known known ones" are much more demanding than some of the "bigger" names.
For example, I'll just come out and say it, although many of you probably don't even know who she is ... Cherry Jones, who is probably one of the top stage actresses of today, has won two Tony Awards, and could pack a theater just to hear her give a dramatic reading of "I'm Not Gonna Pay A Lot For This Muffler," has done films such as The Village, Oceans 12, Signs, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Erin Brokovich, The Perfect Storm, etc. etc. was TOTALLY content with being picked up at the airport in an average American car and being driven around town for press interviews (for the national tour of "Doubt") ... and even carried her own bag with no complaints. And everybody she met she introduced herself as "Cherry" ... down to the interns.
On the other hand, Christine Andreas (who?), who hasn't even won a Tony Award (but yes, she has been nominated) and is mostly known for playing cabaret acts, is currently playing the lead in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza, requires first class accomodation all the way. Limos, personal assistants, etc. you name it. I believe she even goes by private plane. Ms. Andreas wouldn't even talk to someone unless they went through her personal assistant first.
Case in point ... where the attitude comes from is the amount of bullshit people are willing to feed them.
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