Since this topic came up....and it's been a LONG time since I posted this...I thought I would share it with the newer members of DUF.
There were a few of us DU members at RDJ's hand and footprint ceremony when he got honored at Grahman's.
Hope you enjoy my story!
My Robert Encounter
Grahman’s Chinese Theater
RDJ’s hand and footprint Ceremony
Please let me begin by telling you I have already met, and spoken with 4 famous celebrities in my life. Each time I had been able to stay calm and remind myself that these are just flesh & blood people like me, who just happen to be really attractive, and good at their jobs. I’ve always been able to have an intelligent, mature dialog with each of them.
He came out, in the rain, with 2 good-sized men as body guards / umbrella handlers – who reminded people to lean their umbrellas back and NOT poke Robert in the eyes with the darn things! LOL!
As soon as he came out of the tent, he started at the far end of the line of fans, and I began to remind myself of all the possible things I wanted to say to him. “Congratulations! You so deserve this recognition!”
“You are such an amazing actor! I love your work!”
“You and Susan are such an adorable couple! Did I mention my name is Susan? LOL!”
Yep! I had all these things planned!
Then the weirdest thing happened!! He was ONE person away from greeting me, when a crazy woman threw herself into the front line right between me and the guy who had been shoulder to shoulder with me. She leaned across the railing in front of all of us and began grabbing at Robert, and shouting at him ‘how much she loved him, you’re wonderful, etc.’ She got two fistfuls of Robert’s suit and tie .And the whole time she is pawing at him, he was trying to step back, with his hands up to avoid touching her. His handlers kept saying things like, “Mam! Put your hands down. You can’t do this, Mam” But they actually sounded ‘polite’ about it! And she didn’t stop! She ****** me off, so I leaned down in her face and yelled – “TAKE YOUR GODDAMM HANDS OFF HIM!”
Then someone who was with her, pulled her backward and out of the way – I was so distracted by all this in that instant, I wasn’t facing forward, but watching her go backward! Both my hands were gripping the railing in front of me, and I felt a warm hand slide over my left hand and gently squeeze it. That brought my attention back and I looked up into Robert’s face.
*Now I could be completely wrong about this – but it felt (at that moment) like he was saying, “Thanks for sticking up for me!” Without saying a word.*
I melted. All coherent thought left my brain! Looking into his expressive face and those warm brown eyes, I turned into mush! I put out my right hand to shake his and he took it in both of his. The only words that came out of my mouth were…
DUH!!!! He probably thought I was just a milder version of the last wacko! Damm!
He smiled warmly at me and went to Lisa, who was standing next to me with her little girl. You would think I’d know what was said between them! But no! My mind was just gone! So she will have to post that!
All I can say is – if you get the chance to see him in person…take it!