Saturday, June 13, 2009

How to meet a celebrity!

The thing about celebrities I tend to realize is there's no chilled out laid back cool way of approaching them.

Take for example, we had the recent opportunity to meet up the famous "Natalie Tran" of Community Channel .Australia's most subscribed woman and personality on Youtube.

With news of her attending to our Rumble meeting, I'm not proud to admit it but i have to say I was a tad nervous. What for? I don't know. Maybe because I see on youtube a lot? Maybe cause she's a girl? Maybe cause she doesn't show Kung Fu and am looking for her to drop the bombshell on me that she can? -----There's not hit of rational reason for it.

If anything I believe I wanted her to show clearly what Rumble was all about it a single meeting without getting her the wrong idea---that we're laid back chilled out creative cool guys. shyeah.

Rumble crew with Natalie (2nd from the left) And uncle.

So we have a meeting of about 10 guys or so. The RP Peeps tend to make jokes between agenda items, going off to tangets randomly. A few of the boys weeks before were talking about how we were there to downplay her celebrity we get this all tha time. But this weird phenomenon happened throughout the meeting. Everybody was nervous. It was in the laughter, the silence, the jokes that go flat. ha. I wasn't the only one here my friends.

Another incident, down at the Sydney Film festival, I checked out Khoa's Do's new film "Missing Waters". A little drama about the refugee boat experience. After Q&A Maria called up announcing a suprize guest in town for the festival ---- John Woo.

" I'm Chow Yun Fut there!"

Coming fashionably half an hour late ( You know how he likes his slowmo's), he rocks up with some entourage, spouting words of his recent success of his 80 Million US Chinese made film "Redcliff" (China's most expensive movie to date). Four other Rumble Guys were there and were dead set on getting his photo. With me, I decided I wanted to pitch a film to him. Why not? At least I can say I met him. Maybe even I can go to say that we we're friends.
John Woo at the Sydney Film Festival

With the Q&A going on for a while, I decided to ask a question from the audience in which he answered at length. And yes...he made eye contact with me while answering.

And so soon enough the discussion ends abruptly. His media engagements awaited. Everyone crowded around him slowly as he went towards backstage. My guys walked hesitantly. No screaming just this weird slow murmuring stalking motion of 40 people out for Woo. At the bak of the crowd, oddly I stood there as if a sold out sign had appeared.
"I ain't like them" I thought. A few the guys took some "Cheap shots". Photos taken with John Woo without him noticing. Not worth the dignity me thinks. John left soon after.

Ah..well. It's either that or making a scene. I think the force of refrain from looking like you're some screaming teenage chick at a Jonas Brothers Concert is strong in me. I don't want to go there. I don't! Ahh well if destiny provides me so me and him will meet someday day.

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