It can be surreal to run into a person on the street that, until then, you’ve only seen on television or a big movie screen.
If you’re like me, and live in the Midwest, it can be even crazier, since it’s not at all a common thing.
Somebody on Twitter recently asked a question, and boy did they get a response!
what’s the most surreal encounter you’ve had with someone famous? been thinking about this all day… mine was looking up while riding a bucking bronco in Liverpool last year and seeing Hugh Grant looking at me, who then stuck his tongue out and then just shrugged.
— michael segalov (@MikeSegalov) April 7, 2019
(#realtalk: For my part, I am terrible at recognizing people who aren’t in an expected situation, so I’d probably have an entire conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio and then be like “I saw this dude that looked exactly like Leo” and never know the truth.)
So yeah, these 12 people knew exactly who they were dealing with, though, and their stories are pretty darn epic.
12. It was definitely your lucky day.
i was at a party and alone in the kitchen. martin short walked in to get a glass of wine. he saw me, smiled politely and proceeded to perform a three-minute jerry lewis-level slapstick masterclass of a guy trying to open and pour a glass of wine
it was for me and me alone https://t.co/YQzS7l12o9
— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) April 9, 2019
11. That would be awkward no matter who you were.
Scene: The Public’s incandescent “Twelfth Night” in 2009. I’m waiting in line to pee at the Delacorte, behind Jeff Goldblum. He ducks into the first stall that opens. He is so tall that, while standing, his head remains almost totally visible above the door. We make eye contact. https://t.co/lek753cS2Y
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) April 11, 2019
10. This is the best reaction ever.
Sat next to Ryan Gosling at a Broadway play. Didn’t recognize him until we were chatting at intermission. My face registered that because he laughed & said, “you just figured out who I am”. I nodded. He grinned and said, “Clearly you don’t spend enough time on Pinterest”
— Cid Stoll ?✈️?? (@CidStoll) April 9, 2019
9. I love how they both just went along with it.
we used to have a policy @ g willikers that u had to ask ppl for their ID when paying w a card and Kirsten Bell came in and I asked her for her ID lmf*o https://t.co/BtB6n20xxF
— megrim (@mcglumpkins) April 12, 2019
8. To be fair I would have told you the same thing.
Was in a taxi with Sting when Roxanne came on the radio. He started singing and I joined in but drunkenly forgot the words, so whistled. He told me to shut the f*ck up and stop spoiling the song. ? https://t.co/wo7yHzy2s0
— Jon S. Baird (@jonsbaird) April 10, 2019
7. This is definitely an encounter I don’t envy!
I had a conversation with OJ Simpson at a Sprint and he told me a 20 minute story about how his girlfriend took his phone and that why he was there. I said a total of maybe 3 words, was sweating profusely, and left with more questions than answers https://t.co/v3RLd1Dgd3
— J.K. Trolling (@chiquiticacosio) April 10, 2019
6. Whatever it is, it’s not as cool as yours.
Michelle Obama asked me my name and I forgot. https://t.co/p5eKq2p4EH
— Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) April 10, 2019
5. This is so pure and also completely weird.
I was in a elevator up to SNL afterparty w/ Russell Crowe and he asked his posse if they had brought "all the mangoes." I assumed it was code for drugs. Pal who writes for SNL later informed me that no, Crowe had indeed made everyone at SNL delicious fruit drinks that week. https://t.co/WZDz1jRypz
— Selena Coppock (@SelenaCoppock) April 11, 2019
4. Too many people would have gone for the drama.
Victoria Beckham backed into me with her Range Rover as I walked by. I fell, but mostly bc of my own clumsiness. When she and David jumped out, she asked if I was okay. I said “I’m fine, I just tripped,” David said “Yeah, because she bloody hit you!” They’re insanely pretty.
— Travis (e) Gates (@TravisEGates) April 10, 2019
3. Someone isn’t so good in social situations.
In an elevator with Arnold Schwarzenegger and his bodyguards. The elevator stops unexpectedly. There's a pause. Then Arnold jokes that if we were in one of his movies, this is when the terrorists attack, and we're all expendable.
— Stuart (@StuartSWard) April 9, 2019
2. This is the best short story I’ve ever heard.
Charles Dance storming in the wrong cinema, panicking, loudly asking where the hell are they showing Finding Dory?
— ljon (@Ljonik) April 7, 2019
1. There’s a pic so it definitely happened.
— Michael Smiley (@mrmichaelsmiley) April 9, 2019
I love tidbits like this – they’re like sneak peeks behind the curtain in Oz!
Do you have a celebrity encounter story? Is it good? Bad?
Regale us in the comments!