Back in my Hollywood days I regularly was around movie and TV stars. (Bragging Alert!) I’ve gone to a private screening of Apocalypse Now thrown by Martin Sheen, and went (invited) to an awesome party at Joss Whedon’s house where I saw my doppelganger, Alyson Hannigan, but never got up the nerve to talk to her. Once on the Warner Bros lot I saw half the cast of Friends get into a minor golf cart accident. I laughed out loud before I realized I wasn’t watching them on TV and they could hear me. Ross, who was driving, shot me the meanest look. I don’t think he’s so lovable in real life.
Minus the loud laugh I managed to maintain my cool around everyone I’ve seen. That is until last Saturday night in Austin. Aimee and I went to eat at a new hot spot in town called Justine’s and I spotted….JESSE PLEMONS. You know, Landry Clarke on Friday Night Lights. OMG. My husband and I are big fans of the show, and Landry is our favorite character on it. His comedic timing is impeccable – he can deliver the smallest little throw-away line but it will CRACK ME UP.
I should mention here that the meal Aimee and I had was fantastic. I wasn’t very hungry so I had the french onion soup and the endive salad. Aimee is my fellow vegetable lover and had the artichoke and the ratatouille. I would wax on more about the meal but quite honestly I have a sinus infection and my tastebuds are on strike, so I don’t think I could do it justice. I’ll have to return when I can taste again. I did however have 2 kir royales, just enough to melt down my actor-coolness and give me the nerve to go up to Jesse and tell him that I was a big fan. He was very gracious about it and hopefully I didn’t bother him too much.
If you move to Austin, please watch Friday Night Lights. It’s filmed around town and is a fantastic show, even for non-football lovers like myself. And you’ll get to go ga-ga like me when you run into one of the stars.