Jekyll or Hyde time! Now as we are wrapping up 2012, and I still can’t believe it’s happening… Seriously 2013 is literally knocking on our door. It’s crazy. And you know there will be our annual best and worst autograph signers list coming out and sure to top the list will be Ms. Natalie Portman. Even though she hasn’t been out as much in 2012, I’ve still heard about three nasty stories first hand.
I did have a really nice encounter with her once however. I know… Wait… Pick yourself off of the floor.
It was comic con and Natalie Portman was actually doing a signing for a little movie called Hesher. How was this announced? It was written on a cardboard sign at the back of a booth. Seriously.
I got a call from Erica telling me about it and since I was at another signing I sent my friend Scott down there to get me a ticket. How did you get a ticket you may ask? It’s a journey.
After finding the booth Scott told me they were showing the movie’s trailer every hour. Once you watched it, they would pick 15 people out of the crowd and ask them a random question about the trailer. If you get picked and if you get the question right you get a ticket…
Yeah… Easy right?
Scott had to watch the trailer twice and then finally he got picked to answer a question. The guy asked, “What color was the hoodie the guy wore in the trailer?” Scott’s reply, “You need to be more specific, he had a grey hoodie, a red hoodie, and a blue hoodie.” The guys aid, “Here.” and handed Scott a ticket.
So, they lined us all up and actually Natalie Portman walked onto the convention floor. I can only imagine what everyone thought when Queen Amidala graced the San Diego Convention Center floor.
You had to actually climb up a set of stairs to the top of a booth and then Natalie Portman was sitting was right there feverishly signing Hesher mini posters.
When it was my turn the security freaked out on me because I had my camera out. LOL… I was like, I’m trying, I can’t turn the damn thing off.
When I went up I said Hi, and I said, I have to tell you, I thought V For Vendetta was amazing, it’s one of my favorite movies. She said, “Thanks for that.” And continued signing. I smiled and was about to turn away, when Natalie Portman looked up again and said, “No really… Thanks!” And she gave me a really nice smile.
Even though it wasn’t the best conversation I’ve had in my life, still… I walked away really happy. A pleasant encounter with Natalie Portman!
For this one encounter… Natalie Portman is awarded the Happy Theo Award!
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