It’s All Hollow’s Eve! And what better way to celebrate than with a Halloween themed Jekyll or Hyde column! I know that’s what all of you were thinking. Halloween…Jekyll or Hyde… see… you get it right?
Today, I’m going to talk about Ms. Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, I think there’s a pretty unanimous consensus among collector’s that Jamie Lee isn’t the nicest person around. I’ve seen her turn people down one on one with no one around and be quite rude about it. I’ve seen her just ignore people, etc…
However, when I was just starting out… Oh so many moons ago, I had an encounter with Jamie Lee Curtis that was actually really nice. I didn’t think much of it really. Back when you first start out collecting autographs or meeting a celebrity here and there you honestly think, “Oh, everyone must be super nice.” Oh, my oh my was that wrong. LOL…
I headed down to a talk show where Jamie Lee Curtis was promoting her new children’s book at the time and yes this was before I had mini posters. I know… Pause for shock and disdain… Okay, I had mini posters I just didn’t have every mini poster. LOL…
I was waiting and the security asked me if I was waiting for Jamie Lee Curtis. I was the only one and security knew me at this point. You needed a pass to get where I was so generally speaking there would only be a few people, but sometimes there were as many as 40.
Today, there was only little old me. Security asked Jamie Lee Curtis is she would mind stopping and apparently she quizzed him for a minute or two as to who I was. Then she relented. She came over and I said, “Hello, and asked her to sign the DVD to Mike.” I had an orange paint pen and Jamie Lee Curtis said, “Are you sure this is going to write on here?” I was like, “Oh yeah!” even though really I had no idea if it would or not and I started to sweat a little. She was kind of scary and I was a tad intimidated.
Then she signed the DVD and even wrote Happy Halloween on it. I thought that was pretty damn cool! I was very excited! When I asked for the photo, she paused like she didn’t want to do it, but was like, “Okay fine.” She gave the peace sign after the photo was taken and took off.
It was quick but I’ll tell you it made my day! Especially the fact that she wrote Happy Halloween on the DVD… Every time I pull the DVD out, people are like, “no way!” #epic
The verdict on this day: definitely Dr. Jekyll!
Jamie Lee Curtis is given the happy Theo Award!!!!