“I’m not defined by what people think of me. My happiness comes from within.”
― Jill Shalvis, It Had to Be You
I only found out the other day that Jeff (our Thursday Hound) is a big Fan of James Bond, so I won’t mention today, that’ I’d love to hang out with Bond, James Bond or either of the actors playing him.
So which movie star would I like to hang out with – the theme of this week.
When I thought about the topic for this week, I have to admit, I arrogantly thought, that there really isn’t an actor interesting enough that I would want to spend some time with them, after all, I KNOW what’s on telly (or movies) is not what they’re in real life.
However, arrogance aside, if I had the choice, well, names like Dawn French or Billy Connolly come to mind, or Bette Middler, Armin Mueller Stahl. I wouldn’t mind a close encounter with Arrow-star Stephen Amell or Johnny Depp. I mean, hellloooo, I’m only human.
So, because I haven’t really got that aspiration, I thought I’d tell you about the day, when I did meet a “star”. Years and years ago I worked for the German TV station ZDF. I worked as a secretary in the Department for Light Entertainment/Series – I really enjoyed my time there. Great colleagues, great boss, interesting work. Anyway, as you can imagine, we had a few “German stars” coming and going and as I said above, there’s the actor and there’s the “real” person – most of the time “big difference”.
One day we had Pierre Brice coming to the office. Big star in the sixties and seventies in Germany (possibly in Europe, but I honestly wouldn’t know) with the movies of “Winnetou”. Written by Karl May, Winnetou is a fictional Native American hero of a few novels, and the movies were big back then!
So this actor had a meeting with the boss, and honestly with all the stars I had seen or met (including Princess Diana) it was just an awesome atmosphere in this small office when he stepped in. Star struck, we all just stood and gazed, until he said his “Guten Tag” with his French accent. He would have been in his sixties, but still had the aura of a star. That was truly a day to remember and I’m glad I had the chance to “hang out” with Pierre Brice even though just for a brief moment!
I wonder whether we will have something like singers or sports stars as a theme sometime … now I could count a few people I’d like to hang out with from that group!
What about you? Got a major movie Star you’d like to hang out with?