Friday, March 28, 2008

Breckin Meyer was my BFF.

So I mentioned a couple days ago (okay not a couple, Wednesday, but a couple sounded better...moving on) I mentioned that Breckin Meyer and I became BFFs. And from that small snippet of reference several of you have commented (and by several I mean two, but still that totally legitimizes this random post) and asked about this story. So in leu of today being Friday and me not having a ton to talk about (well I do have a pretty kick ass weekend planned but I may just save that post for Monday...moving on again) I figured this would be the perfect time to share one of my best celebrity run in stories, ever.

The year was 2001 and my mom had (actually still has) one of the coolest friends in the world. She somehow manages to get tickets to pre-screenings of movies and sometimes even premieres. Well this time around she just managed to finagle tickets to see the premiere of Kate and Leopold. Yes. I know. I didn't say that the movies were good, but really, what did I care, I go to premieres to see celebrities...obviously. So my dad, me, and my movie partner in crime, Courtney show up at the premiere and get to stand right behind the interviewing people (more specifically some Australian network...this is important later, I swear). So basically we were in heaven. And finally, the stars start streaming in. I don't remember them all but I know Bill Paxton was there, Scott Patterson of Gilmore Girls fame (who looks sooo much like Jason Lee in real life it's crazy), Meg Ryan, Sting, Hugh Jackman and Breckin Meyer.

So I know this story is about me and Breckin but really it started with Hugh. Courtney and I were so excited when we realized we were behind the Australian station because that meant that Hugh would talk to them longer, he's an Aussie, duh. So as he talked to them we made everyone around us shut up so we could listen. And once he was done talking I for some reason yelled "HI!" and he said "hi" back. And then there was silence. That's about all I could get out. Shame I know. Because he actually looked like he would have had a conversation with me. Oh well. I was okay. And then there was Breckin. To be honest I didn't even know his real name when I saw him, I just knew he was the cute skater boy from Clueless, haha (luckily Court is much better with names than I am). So Breckin steps up to be interviewed and after he's done again I yell "HEY!" and he responds "Hi, how's it going?", ah, heaven, more than one word! So then that was that and we started heading towards the theater, and lo and behold who did we run into? Breckin! So me being the oh so cool person that I was walked up to him with Courtney and asked for his autograph. And oh man he was so nice! We chatted for a bit and made some small talk before we all had to rush to get into the theater.

So basically Breckin was awesome and I had just seen Hugh Jackman, I was on cloud nine. But it gets better. After actually getting to watch the movie from the verrrry front row of the theater and having a horrible watching experience we all started to head out. I had to run up to the bathroom and I purposely took my time as to be able to linger in the theater more and possibly have another star run-in (I know, I'm genius). So once I came down I saw this girl with a ridiculous shawl wrap thingy that I sort of kind of liked and not being one to hold back a compliment I told her I liked it. She said thanks and as I turned around I hit Sting. Yes that Sting. I said excuse me then saw him walk over to his daughter, wearing the crazy shawl, haha.

And as I'm walking away with Court and my dad, who do we see? Breckin, again! But we were walking in different directions this time and I got out a "Bye!" and I'm pretty positive he said "bye" back. It was sweet. And man how I wish I had a camera back then. I could have had some money shots. Oh well, I will live through my autograph book (oh yes I have one, that definitely highlights my best celebrity run ins ever, ah, presh).

So there you have it. Breckin Meyer is one of the nicest celebrities I have ever met and we were BFFs for a total of three minutes, but it was awesome.


have a fabulous weekend all!

19 comments:

Tipp said...

Hang on to that claim to fame!

Have a great weekend!

LBIC said...

OMG that's so great. He's so cute too.

surviving myself said...

I had no idea who that dude was until you told me he was in clueless.

brookem said...

Hugh Jackman! My HOH!

Matt said...

Thats awesome! Sitting in the front row was a small price to pay...

Dana said...

Awesome story!! He is a cutie, WTG!!

ana said...

OMG!! that's great. He's cute, yeah. Have a happy weekend.

1218Blog said...

You have the best celebrity run in stories. You should do a post about them... Ooooh better yet, a post about your autograph book. I'd be interested!

emily said...

I'm jealous! The only "celebrities" I ever see are political ones in DC, and even that is pretty rare.

Julie said...

LOL!!!!

Awesome story.

My only claim to fame is that I bumped into (literally) Alan Thicke at a Rangers game when I was like 11.

yes. The dad from growing pains.

shutup.

B2G said...

"I'd like to thank the people at mcdonalds for spending hours making those little breakfast sandwiches, without which, I might never be tardy."

That story was presh! (That's officially my new favorite word.)

Adele said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!
this is like one of the coolest posts ever!! Ive been to 2 premieres with my friend... but we are the mad ones who travel 2 hours an que in the rain for 9 hours and only get a scribly autogrpah and blury photo! Haha thats so cool! let us no any more premieres you go to!

Julie Q said...

omg between you me and nicole's celebrity sightings, we could totally start our own gossip blog! But too bad it'd only have like 5 posts total . hahaha :)

Valerie said...

Yay! Thanks :) I had such the crush on him when he was in Road Trip, I guess because he seemed like a genuinely sweet guy. I guess he really is!

Courtney said...

oh my gosh - brings back memories!! What a GREAT night that was! Hugh was so gorgeous and Brekin was so cool! Not too mention Hugh's freakishly long fingers from the front row...ahhhhh GOOD TIMES! Great post!! Rock on movie partner in crime!

Andrea said...

LOL! Here I am reading this, thinking you were actually best friens with Breckin. And he is still known as the cute skater boy in Clueless to me. *Sigh*

Dolce said...

You are too funny! I wish I could go to movie premieres.

molly said...

fantastic story!!!!!

looove breckin meyer in clueless
his thank-you speech for being the most tardy is one of the best parts of that movie, i used to quote it all the time!

Kayleigh said...

I HEART Breckin Meyer. TOTALLY HEART. So jealous lol