When it comes to celebrities I don’t get too star struck. I know you don’t believe me, but I kind of shrug my shoulders and admire their presence and get over it. I met Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson, as well as Dallas Green (City & Colour/Alexisonfire) and his now wife Leah Miller, at the store I used to work at. It’s always fun to see people in person – Rachel is super short with a huge bum and Hayden had bad, bad skin. I won tickets for a meet-and-greet with Gavin Rossdale a few years back and ended up giving them away because I was too concerned with how the conversation would go. As in: “I loved you when I was 13, but at 23 I don’t listen to your music anymore…”
All celebrities are the same, they have two moods. Mood 1: Happy to see fans and talk to them. Mood 2: They don’t want to be bothered.
I admit when I met Brandon Flowers I was a little over-excited. And tipsy. And I grabbed him and took a pic with him and lectured him on not making a “dumb face” in the picture. The rest of his band were nice, but it was Mr Flowers who got me a little excited. Other than that, I honestly don’t get starstruck.
In Toronto we saw Mickey Rourke, he was a bit strange and had a servant who carried his dog behind him. J & I meet DJs and bands all the time, but as interesting or famous as they are, I never turn into that screaming teenage girl everyone abhors.
Until last night.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn is currently being filmed in my town for about a month. They arrived while I was on my Portland/Seattle trip and came back to find tons of celeb sightings in my small little neighborhood. It’s very easy to find out where the celebs are since everyone in Squamish has each other on Facebook, and when one person finds out where they hang out, EVERYONE knows.
I quickly learnt Taylor Lautner’s favourite dinner spot and took Princess & myself to go see him. He arrived and I was expecting to go a little nuts, but I didn’t at all. I guess 19-year old boys don’t really do much for me. I got a picture with him because I know my sis and mom would’ve killed me if I didn’t. That was two days ago.
Yesterday Princess and I took a hike and found a film set. We were quickly shooed away and we were told they were filming a “Rock Climbing Documentary”. With no climbing gear or hooks. Just crazy stunt machines. Yaaaaok.
And then last night J took me to the restaurant attached to the hotel they rented out. They had a cast party there the previous night and we thought, why not go and see if they come back? Okay: J didn’t want to see them, ONLY me, but he’s a nice boyfriend so he took me so I would stop talking about Twilight all the time.
We arrived at the restaurant. There were two tables of fans (you can tell the fans from the crew immediately! they are always looking around to see if a star walks in!) and a couple tables of movie crews. I was a tad disappointed but assured myself that the night was still young.
Not long after Elizabeth Reaser (Esme) and Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) both walked in and sat directly behind us. Now try to explain to a non-Twilighter who they are. The best I did was remind J that Peter was in Can’t Hardly Wait as the guy who broke up with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Mike Dexter!
A bunch of other people came in after, many were the new vampires including a stunning tall dark-skinned girl. I believe Ashley Greene was in the crowd but it’s hard to tell – so many super pretty thin girls were wearing these FUG-me glasses (like this) so you couldn’t even see their faces properly.
But then, someone walked in who actually made my heart stop. Freaking Jackson Rathbone. Jasper. I realise in the movie he looks sorta ugly (except the scene in Eclipe where he’s talking to Bella about his past, and in the actual flashback). The boy is as good looking in real life as in pictures. He looks like a cute little rock star. J got jealous. Ha!
By 11 pm security was trying to get every fan out of there. We paid our bill and finished our drinks. And who would appear but Rob & Kristen. Again, not a crazy amazing sighting to me, but it was interesting. Kristen was wearing a paper moustache. She was short and thin and surprisingly pretty. Rob was tall and dressed like a bum with a hood over his head, but he was joking around with someone and it was cute seeing him relaxed.
But then again, only Jackson made me want a picture. Which I almost got if it weren’t for the annoying security insisting I leave before I start “bothering” people.
The whole experience was pretty cool. But I didn’t get overly starstruck.
Do you get starstruck? Have you met anyone who made you stop in your tracks or do you play it cool?
ps. Thanks for letting me get all this dorky Twilight stuff out. I promise I will never mention it again. HA!
pps. And OMG this made me laugh out loud!!
ppps. If you leave a comment asking for more details I will delete it. If you have questions, email me. And please realize I live in a town of 15,000 people, everyone knows everything, we all know what car they drive, where they are staying, where they are filming, where they shop, where they eat. But I am obviously not giving out names or addresses, so please don’t ask.