If I could hang out with any celebrity, it would be ...
When I read that, the first person who popped into my mind was Antonio Banderas, since he has been my celebrity "crush" since I first saw him back in The Mambo Kings and Philadelphia. Seriously, who could resist him in Desperado or Once Upon a Time in Mexico?!? Smokin' hot!! I still get chills just hearing his voice as the bee in the Nasonex commercials! I can't stomach his wife though - Melanie Griffith. What do these guys see in her? First Don Johnson, now my beloved Antonio? She must have talents not seen on the big screen, cuz I just don't get it! Since I couldn't be in his presence without wanting to thrash him soundly for marrying her, he would not actually be my first choice to hang out with.
The next person who came to mind was Audrey Hepburn. She was certainly beautiful, and I would give anything to be able to wear some of the fashions she could just for one day. What makes me curious about her is that she seems all prim and proper on the outside but with a goofy playful inside. I think she would have been fun to hang out with. Since Audrey actually passed away back in 93, she probably wouldn't be the right pick to hang out with, so let's see, who's next???
That's when Robin Williams came to mind. I was thinking it would be fascinating to spend some time with someone whose brain actually runs in more directions than mine when I'm trying to fall asleep. But then I recalled a radio program I heard recently where someone had mentioned running into him one morning while stretching to go jogging. They nodded hello to one another, then the jogger realized who Williams was, and when Williams saw that realization dawn, his eyes "went dead," as though he dreaded the prospect of being recognized. I'm guessing he likes his privacy and wouldn't want to hang out with me, so that leads me to ...
Anthony Michael Hall. Yup, everyone's favorite 80s geek a la The Breakfast Club. Why him? Well, back in the early 90s, while I was living on Cape Cod, I sort of worked the door one night a week at a local nightclub. He came to the club one night, and I ended up going to IHOP with him and a few friends after closing. Had I not known he would be at the club that night, I would not have even recognized him at the time. He seemed to be quite an interesting [translation = strange] character. We somehow ended up discussing the artist Salvador Dali, and he doodled a drawing on a napkin for me. I'm pretty sure I still have that somewhere. Anyhow, later in 2002, I saw him in his series, The Dead Zone, and was shocked. He had certainly grown up [sobered up perhaps??], bulked up, and turned his career around. He hardly seemed the same person. Soooooo, that's why I would be interested in hanging out with him ... again ... to see what he is like now as compared with that evening at the IHOP.
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