One of my crushes since like… Oh gosh… I’m not throwing out a date because then I’ll seem really old, lol.. but one of my crushes since I was a kid is Ms.Kate Beckinsale. Love her! I’ve met Kate a few times now but it’s always a thrill and I’m so stoked for Total Recall! I’m really crossing my fingers it’s good. Anyway, Kate Beckinsale was doing a rare talk show appearance and so I headed over. I didn’t have much time today so I’m not holding out much hope. Plus, it’s rainy, muggy and just an odd day.
Still… Crossing my fingers!
7:32 p.m. – I just arrived and I’m pulling up the rear of the 60 person line. Kate is already in and apparently from what I was told, looked over but didn’t wave as she went inside. Not boding well.
7:34 p.m. – I’m about to break out the fruit ninja app on my phone when I notice Red Bull is in front of me. Now, you guys probably heard about the scuffle, my post on autographing etiquette, etc.. and Red Bull turned around and talked to me about it. While I would have rather played fruit ninja, I love that damn game! Still, I am more than open to hear anyone out. Honestly, I can’t tell you the specific points we threw back and forth cause my memory isn’t that great, I wish I could because it would have been interesting to hear people weigh in with their thoughts but…
I have to be honest…I don’t agree with any of the points that Red Bull made to me in regards to his position on the incident, however I have to give him props for talking to me about it, civilly, respectfully and even though we were on opposite sides of this debate we were actually able to have a mature conversation about it. Which, again to be honest, I never would have thought would have happened. So, I give him props for that, I give credit where it’s due and to an extent I enjoyed the debate/conversation. MTF reader Kurt was there and chimed in a couple times as well. You know, I would rather someone say something to me if they have a problem than not say something. So, for what it’s worth, I’m glad we had that debate.
7:49 p.m. – I brought my Total Recall mini poster and a mini poster for a tiny indie film Kate did years ago called Cold Comfort Farm. I love that move! It’s one of those rare finds that has always stayed with me. Everyone has those movies that if feels like no one else has seen and they are “yours” well this is one of mine. I’ve introduced so many people to it. If you like whimsical English tales or Gosford Park or Downtown Abby I think you’ll like it, so I would give it a spin!
7:55 p.m. – Oh crap everyone is yelling! Shit Kate is leaving! I’m expecting to hear she went right to her car but slap my ass she’s coming over!
The only thing that sucks is that I’m so far back the barricade has ended and it could be chaotic! Dammit!
7:57 p.m. – Kate is moving super fast down the line. Damn she has great hair. Seriously, she’s like a living Panteen commercial.
7:58 p.m.- Oh Lord Kate started taking photos. And here’s the thing. I would rather have ten seconds with Kate to say something then get 4 things signed.
I would rather get two and have a short conversation then get everything I have done. I know, I know, but that’s me. I like the autographs but it’s also the experience. God, Kate Beckinsale is stunning! STUNNING!
8:01 p.m. – Kate is near me now. Kate signs my mini poster of Total Recall then sees My Cold Comfort Farm mini poster. And she just stopped. I think she was a tad speechless. If I pulled out my DVD of Go Fish that would have blown her away! LOL… I said, “Kate, I love this movie!” Kate said, “It’s such fun isn’t it! I had the best time making it!” Then I asked her to personalize it, and I told her I quote it all the time. She said, “Really?” I’m like, “There’s something nasty in the woodshed” LOL… I’ve been quoting that for years.
Then I asked for a photo and Kate was like sure.
A really nice guy took it for me, sadly I look like crap, but still a crappy photo with Kate Beckinsale is still a photo with Kate Beckinsale! Kate actually signed more and came back to do the photo with me which I thought was so so so so so sweet. Swoon!
Sigh… Such an interesting and fun night. LOL… I also got to meet MTF reader Marc, God I’m so bad with names, I think it’s Marc… Once you meet Kate Beckinsale your brain turns to jelly. It’s a rule, meet the Beckinsale, swoon, and lose brain cells. You can’t really help it!
Ah good times…
God, I love Kate Beckinsale!
Until next time kids…