Quick - You See a Celebrity...Now What?

@blondbat (504)
United States
April 5, 2007 6:33pm CST
Since I live in Southern California, celebrity sightings are certainly more than possible. Haven't had any recently, but they have happened. So what do you do if/when you see a celebrity? One of my best "sightings" stories is rather old, but a good one nonetheless. Way back when Arnie was filming one of the Terminator movies in San Bernadino, I was working retail in a nearby mall. As Arnie was stuck in the area, and needed to do some Christmas shopping, he ended up in this mall. Word about this traveled faster than lightning. Next thing I know, I am less than 5 feet away from him. After thinking about it for less than a few seconds, I decided not to pester him after all. Not that I would have gotten any closer, his entourage was thick and close!
3 responses
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I tend to try to leave anyone like that alone. I wouldn't want them bugging me on my personal time, so I try to return the favor. I'm a photographer, so when the chance arrives to snap a few pictures, I try to do so without being an annoyance. Translation: NOT PAPARAZZI! No flash, no lens up in their faces. When it comes down to it, they're just regular people like you and me and everyone else, and I don't think they should be treated any differently.
• United States
10 Apr 07
I totally agree I have seen many celebs when I am "out on the town" in hollywood but I never talk to them unless they talk to me or unless we are introduced. I think we should teat them with the same atitude as anyone else onthe street which is if you don't have a reason to talk to someone you should probably leave them alone. Even people stopping them to tell them how great they are must be annoying by now.
@blondbat (504)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I definitely agree - despite what they do for a living, it is still just a job. It just so happens that they get a lot of attention doing that kind of job!
@movieman (77)
• United States
19 May 07
Try to get a picture with them , and a picture of them signing something for you. Most of them don't mind this at all, it is part of their job. If they don't want to sign something, or get any pictures taken, they will let you know. Never be afraid to ask! Most of them are very nice people!
10 Apr 07
I like to collect autographs but am also shy to ask and don't carry the book around with me all of the time. I asked when we were in situ so the people expected it ie we went to a golf tournament and managed to get some of the golfers when they were just practising (of course) and the TV people. When I was in a former job some people came to do book signings so I did not feel I could ask those. If I just saw some famous people out I would like to leave them alone but might not want to miss my only chance. Some autograph hunters seem so rude though just pushing and shoving and never say please or thank you.