One of the funky bars at The Abbotsford Convent where I might see the Very Famous Hollywood Actor
This week, a Very Famous Hollywood Actor is filming for 10 days around the Australian Writers’ Centre in Melbourne. I’m pretty excited because I used to have a huge crush on this man. I’ve seen the production schedule – complete with details of all the buildings, steps and facades where he’ll be acting – and I’ll admit that I’ve been tempted to bring a foldable chair and set up camp next to the film crew just to watch.
I’ll call it research. Who knows? I might even blend in. Perhaps I can offer some suggestions on how they can improve the script!
Fortunately, I’ve managed to quell this kind of
stalker fan-girl behaviour when I’ve interviewed celebrities as a journalist. Many people ask me who has been my most enjoyable person to interview.
To be honest, I actually find many entrepreneurs far more interesting to chat to than celebs. This is largely because when you interview a celebrity, they are usually on a gruelling schedule, have just finished a major project and have done nothing else but live and breathe that film, album or world tour for the past six months.
Nevertheless, here are some of the highlights:
Hugh Jackman. On the set of Wolverine. Yes, yum.
Cindy Crawford. Really tall.
Kylie Minogue. Really tiny.
Joel Edgerton. I used to have a big crush on him too.
Christian Slater. Charming. He let me squeeze his stress ball.
Will Smith. I felt his biceps. They were MASSIVE.
Britney Spears. She gave me a Britney doll. NO JOKE.
Matt Damon. Very well brought up. His mum should be proud.
Jon Bon Jovi. Be still my beating heart.
Of course, the latter (JBJ) is my favourite. And now that he’s touring Australia later in the year, there is a chance that my
stalker fan-girl behaviour may emerge again.
Maybe I should get some practice in. So, over the next week, you might find me taking a lot of coffee breaks, nonchalantly wandering out of our Melbourne office and accidentally ending up on the nearby movie set. If you happen to see a familiar face in the background of the next Ethan Hawke movie … you’ll know who it is.