Let me tell you a story. One time, when I was in college in Boston, I went to a free screening of I Love You, Man. Jason Segel and Paul Rudd were there to meet fans, sign posters and take pictures. Now, I love Paul Rudd. I love him so very much. And I was going to nail my interaction with Paul Rudd– he would realize that I was the one for him, and he would leave his family and everything he knew to be with me, a screenwriting major living with two roommates in Central Square.
Well, reader, I met Paul Rudd that night. We chatted as I glowed, and I touched his very soft sweater, and we took a picture. He swept me off my feet and out of the theater, and years later he's sitting next to me as I type this, rubbing my feet and feeding my grapes.
OK, I'm lying! It didn't go exactly like that. I sputtered and told him I loved one of his more obscure movies, and he was like, "You saw that?!" and I was like, "YesyouweresogreatyouaresogreatIjustloveyouImeanIloveditalot." At the time, I thought I was cool as a cucumber, but looking back, I was a total spaz. Meeting celebrities sometimes make us say and do dumb things. These are those stories.
One Twitter user asked the Internet this question:
what is the stupidest thing you've said to a celebrity? https://t.co/5OEoQI5YdO— 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖 🏳️🌈 (@𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖 🏳️🌈)1541529749.0
i once told gaga she looked like MARY antoinette (i meant marie) https://t.co/gs6KcSWjRm— 𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖 🏳️🌈 (@𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖 🏳️🌈)1541637268.0
@rachyymarshall Once I met @sethmeyers with my dad. My Dad: Seth, can I get a picture? Seth: Sure! *my dad whips ou… https://t.co/M0XDW1Bog3— Jill J (@Jill J)1541808134.0
@rachyymarshall I used to work for a music company & met @hansonmusic - I said out loud “10 year old me is freaking… https://t.co/CrzAOjcFC5— Mandz (@Mandz)1541791308.0
@rachyymarshall when my friends and i met chris martin and we were playing one of his songs and he said “nice song”… https://t.co/g2FtBPOKIo— ellie⁷ 💜 (@ellie⁷ 💜)1541748475.0
@rachyymarshall I said “sorry for eating all the scrambled eggs at breakfast” to kevin jonas.— consuelo BLM (@consuelo BLM)1541903891.0
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I told Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg how I'd just bought some furniture from Mathis Brothers. https://t.co/4JfUbwmrqC— David Postic (@David Postic)1542253318.0
Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart
@rachyymarshall When i met camila and lili from riverdale instead of asking for s group hug i said “Could you sandw… https://t.co/E0f3kec9Q8— Sky🦋 (@Sky🦋)1541722402.0
@rachyymarshall I told Norman Reedus his hands were so soft and what he used 😭— Loki (@Loki)1541857679.0
Daniel RadcliffePsst! Daniel Radcliffe is Harry Potter. He knows he's a wizard.
One time I told Amy Poehler that I “do improv too” https://t.co/2SfutZ3P8M— Taylor Kay Phillips (@Taylor Kay Phillips)1541960857.0
@rachyymarshall Met Miranda Kerr in Central Park and after taking a photo she told me I smelled really good...to wh… https://t.co/9IKG85mqvV— cait (@cait)1541808567.0
@rachyymarshall not me but me and my ma met michael bublé at an airport once and she let him know that my dad calls… https://t.co/KTsA7rrOVA— cáitlín (@cáitlín)1541895160.0
Taylor SwiftThis is a really nice invitation! I can't believe Taylor had the reaction she did. That's so mean.
I introduced myself to Nelly by saying ‘Hi Mamrie, I’m Nelly’ then shaking his hand. He didn’t correct me and neith… https://t.co/hgwOPiU78Q— mamrie hart (@mamrie hart)1541892761.0
@rachyymarshall Once was sitting beside Maggie Smith in an airport lounge and asked her if she wanted MY autograph. I’m nobody. Damn nerves.— luc dumont (@luc dumont)1541714109.0
When I was 14 Mark Ruffalo was eating at the table across from me and I pointed to him and said, without a shred of… https://t.co/fvlvlIvoe2— Matt Samet (@Matt Samet)1542083919.0
when i met camila cabello she touched my hair and said it was really pretty and i said “thanks, i made it myself” https://t.co/K2W0xIOA8S— jamie (@jamie)1541732986.0
Daniel Day Lewis
@rachyymarshall I said "You're tall" to Daniel Day Lewis after he said good morning and thanked me for bringing him… https://t.co/qCXim6pxNn— RACHELLE (rhymes with gazelle) (@RACHELLE (rhymes with gazelle))1541774171.0
Harry StylesEveryone knows that you always, always ask Harry Styles for a hug because I bet he will be willing to hug you and I also bet he's great at giving hugs.
Matt DamonI do bet that Matt Damon appreciated that you were trying to avoid whacking his children in the face. That's very kind.
@rachyymarshall As a 13 y/o, found myself waiting at a luggage carousel next to Salman Rushdie. Not yet having read… https://t.co/i24hfb0xKS— Isabelle (@Isabelle)1541856248.0
@rachyymarshall Paris Hilton and I at a store once Paris: Idk if I like these pasties Me: you can always return… https://t.co/TX6emCZaXe— kewkumber 🍭 (@kewkumber 🍭)1541736420.0
George R. R. MartinI mean, he's the one who warned us that winter is coming. What else are you going to talk to him about?
@rachyymarshall I bumped (literally, physically bumped) into Michael Keaton and loudly gasped "OMG BATMAN"— Conz Preti (@Conz Preti)1541780092.0
@rachyymarshall Nick Jonas reached out to shake my hand and I stared at his hand like this https://t.co/ny4MjfeAHQ— Jackie🍭 (@Jackie🍭)1541720691.0
@rachyymarshall On a looooong elevator ride with Kenny Rogers in the 80's, I complimented him effusively on "Margar… https://t.co/Lrd8ZtBVxs— Steve Coulter (@Steve Coulter)1541778630.0
@rachyymarshall i met shia labeouf in fourth grade when he was filming transformers and i said “thank you mr. steve… https://t.co/kQW52Lydkr— delaney (@delaney)1541808934.0
Emma WatsonTo be fair, I feel like Emma Watson probably gets this reaction a lot. She's a magical person.
@rachyymarshall I invited Britney Spears to the Galapagos Islands and she was like: https://t.co/5J6pa3eQl3— Blessed by Britney 🙌 (@Blessed by Britney 🙌)1541737172.0